My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for OPIN, Stamford, CT, USA
I had watched OPIN from afar, and was really impressed with their efforts to improve the lives of dogs in Stamford. And then OPIN helped me and my husband adopt the most amazing dog Milo. As first time dog parents (we were a home of many cats!), they were extremely helpful in answering all our silly questions, gave us great advice and were there for me to lean on when sadly Milo ate something that perforated his intestines, and we lost him after only 4 months. We we were heartbroken beyond repair. And while we haven't adopted again, these folks are the real deal and know what they are doing. I would adopt from them again in a heartbeat and hope to soon.
Review for Save the Children Federation, Inc., Fairfield, CT, USA
I have been a Save the Children sponsor for a couple of years now, because a friend of mine was already a sponsor. And more people should do it - especially with an organization as trustworthy as Save the Children. I became involved after visiting part of the developing world in Africa, where I felt somewhat hopeless and wanted to do something. So this friend recommended I sponsor a child there, which I do now and I am expanding my list of sponsored children every year, including a child in New Mexico. It's gratifying, and I know my money is being put to good use. Save the Children knows how to get things done, plain and simple. Every organization that raises money will send you things via the mail, etc - that's what they do. I also work with a wonderful animal shelter and I have an inside view on their fundraising - you have to do those kind of things to raise money to keep the lights on and do the great work these groups do! If you don't like the mailings, just pitch them - or give them to someone. But spending $28 a month or giving a donation to Save the Children will be the best donation you've ever made.
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