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JDuth

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Review for Journeys Within Our Community, Truckee, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As I sit in a school for 700 from tiny ones to adults learning to sew and business skills, I am impressed by the number of volunteers, and the fact that some of the poorest of poor are educated in this school A small non-profit, it has found a way to also provide education to college students for $500/year, and to have those students involved in a serious give-back program. Loans are returned with interest, but a business person can only re-borrow if he or she has attended business classes. The model "See a Need, Fill a Need" is flexible and allows for the most important projects to be undertaken. I LOVE JWOC's low-budget solutions.

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?

2006

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

I love to think about people who have not had opportunities being educated.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

The many areas of giving impress me because of the extremely low overhead and the volume of people impacted.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That so little money goes to administration and that so much is being accomplished with donated money, it is truly worthwhile. Helping people help themselves is the very best form of non-profit.

Role:  Donor & I taught English classes and sponsored two college students.