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ALPINE LEARNING GROUP INC
September 25, 2012

A colleague where I work has a child who attends the Alpine Learning Group. When I heard about the program and how each child was cared for by ALG on an almost one to one basis all year long, I was touched by the obvious level of commitment the staff and parents have toward meeting the needs of the children who are in the program. When I heard about the costs associated with providing this level of care, I immediately came up with an idea for a fundraising event I could help pull together. After suggesting the idea, the leadership at ALG took the ball and ran with it. We ultimately threw an amazing authentic Kansas City style barbeque that raised a significant amount of money for the school. I'm glad i was able to help and I was glad I chose ALG to support. Since I only do 1 or 2 events a year for charity, I have to carefully select the cause I want to help. After working with the staff at ALG, the parents and volunteers and after spending some time with the kids during the event, I left not only feeling really good about donating my time and but I also felt welcomed as a new meber of the ALG family.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While at the fundraiser, I saw how each child with a special need was given the individual attention, love and care they needed during the event. It showed me the devotion each person involved with the school has for doing whatever necessary for the kids in the program.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do my best to expand to be able to accept more children into the program.

More feedback

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

A colleague at work shared with me information about the school and what they strive to achieve for each student. Along with learning about the goals and objectives of ALG, I also was informed of the enormous cost that goes along with that level of care. This prompted me to suggest holding a fundraiser where I would cook for the event.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I normally donate my services once or twice a year and I thought this was a great cause. The school took my idea and ran with it and I ultimatley followed their lead on timing and everything else associated with pulling off a successful event.

What would you tell others about this organization?

I already have. Having seen the devotion, commitment and love from the Alpine team, you can't help get caught up in wanting to help and to be part of something that truly has an impact. It's impossible not to share your experience after being involved.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I helped pull together a fundraiser by donating my cooking services .