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ellenkern

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Review for Donorschoose Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Having a friend as an elementary school teacher in a disadvantaged area, I was happy to support her cause on DonorsChoose. But after making a donation to her classroom project, I continued browsing the site finding more wonderful projects and couldn't resist helping them out. The thank you cards are a wonderful touch-- I now have wonderful fridge decorations! Plus, the feedback of my friend along with pictures of the class encouraged me that my donation has been well used.

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

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Help Hospitalized Veterans, Winchester, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Having never donated or provided my personal contact information to HHV, I was unpleasantly surprised to find an unsolicited donation request in my mailbox. Regardless of whatever work the organization does, such unsolicited donation requests (with pennies inside to deliberately guilt you into a contribution) seem to be a gross misuse of funds and staff time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars   Featured Review

Not to disparage the work that Children's Hunger Relief Fund may carry out, the organization participates in unsolicited mailings requesting donations. I have never donated or provided my personal contact information to CHRF, yet received mail solicitation. Overall, such unsolicited mailings seem a misuse of funding and irresponsible practice.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public
jbrown (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Hi Ellen! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Even negative feedback is VERY HELPFUL as we seek to improve our practices and to serve the public even better. We are CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND NOT Children's Hunger Relief Fund, and we do not participate in unsolicited mailings. Since your feedback is important it would be helpful if you could search again and place your comment with the correct charity so that your voice can be heard. THANK YOU!

jbrown (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Here is the link to the page for Children's Hunger Relief Fund. http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/view/childrens-hunger-relief-fund-inc