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The Suppers Programs
March 20, 2013

While the organization started in support of recovering alcoholics, it now impacts the lives of so many more. The Suppers Programs involves preparing delicious meals from whole foods and without gluten or sugar. We learn new kitchen skills, how to prepare new foods, and how to retrain our taste buds to enjoy the foods that predate the epidemics. We support each other in healthy living changes.

So many of today's afflictions and diseases can be addressed by diet and lifestyle changes from the obvious ones like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease to the not so obvious - depression, ADHD, and asthma.

We now have nearly 40 meetings a month in New Jersey and hope to expand even more with the help of local volunteers.

Check out our website for more information - www.thesuppersprograms.org.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Children International
November 26, 2012

I've been a sponsor of several children through this organization for five years. I appreciate the communication from my sponsored children but also from the local group where they live. The background information they provide about the family's situation really helps me to see that my donation is impactful. They also send pictures of my child with the items they have purchased with my donation. That's particularly nice. I can see they are grateful and my funds are not just going to cover overhead. I will continue to support Children International and recommend it to friends and family all the time. I have pictures of my sponsored children on my fridge - it usually sparks a conversation.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

In2Books (ePals Foundation)
July 31, 2012

I joined In2Books as a pen pal in 2000. It seemed like a great idea and a much needed effort. It was a perfect fit for me since I was traveling over 50% at that time and wasn't able to volunteer in person. In2Books has definitely exceeded my expectations. They match adult pen pals with students all over the country with varying reading levels. I've enjoyed seeing the progress over each school year with critical thinking skills, reading and writing levels. The program includes guides and sample questions for each book so the pen pals are not left on their own at any time. The teachers often write to say how they plan to include the books in their lesson plans and what a difference a letter from a pen pal makes. They even make it easy to get the books - buy on-line or find at your local library!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I don't know the details of how students are assigned but it would be nice to follow a student from year to year if the whole school is involved. I see some progress over 1 year but would like an update from past years or to stay assigned to one student over multiple years.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel like I make a difference remotely to help the teacher with their goals for the students that year. Even though I can't be there for reading and discussion in person, this fills a gap that's also needed - coherent written analysis of a book/topic.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer