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Westchester Jewish Community Services, Inc.
October 15, 2012

I have been a volunteer with Kid's Kloset, a children's clothing pantry sponsored by Westchester Jewish Community Services, for the past year. In that time we have clothed over 1800 needy children with individual Bags of Love, each with a child's name and a week's worth of gently used and new clothes. The heart and soul of this organization, Stephanie Roth, works tirelessly as a volunteer, to constantly make social service agencies, schools, religious organizations and community centers aware of our work; she is always looking for likely sources of donations, both individual and group/corporate, to ensure that we have the means to make up our Bags of Love. About a month ago, we were put out of our home due to a fire on the roof of our building. Stephanie never gave up and worked 24/7 to find us a temporary home. We are now in a large, clean, airy space, a great place to work. This is an amazing organization and Stephanie is a truly gifted organizer and worker.

The Great!

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

When we give these Bags of Love to the social workers, their appreciation on the part of the children is overwhelming. The cards we receive from some recipients is hopeful and inspiring.

Ways to make it better...

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

work to get more volunteers, more donations. Every penny we raise, every hour spent in time goes directly to children in need.

More feedback

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?

Life-changing

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?

We are constantly working to improve our collection and delivery of clothing.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made many new friends and have reaffirmed that it is people like these volunteers who truly make our community a better place.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Renewed.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I sort clothing and fill Bags of Love.