My Nonprofit Reviews
Anne Marie Utter
Review for Assistance League of Reno-Sparks, Reno, NV, USA
I joined the Assistance League of Reno-Sparks almost five years ago, and I have been amazed by this energetic and organized group of wemen ever since. I am always struck by what is happening in the Assistance League building at any given time: women are working in the Thrift Shop, the Senior Sampler, the food pantry, the office, and in meetings, organizing our many programs. The fact the Assistance League is run totally by volunteers makes this organization even more impressive, especially considering the impact we make on children, the elderly, victims of abuse, and Veterans. Every program is well organized and carefully evaluated. I have been most closely associated with Links to Learning, a program that awards teachers (208 this year) money to bring books, math manipulatives, technology, etc., to their students. On a personal note, a friend whose 15-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted began to cry when I asked her if her daughter had received one of our sexual abuse survivor kits. She told me her daughter had slept with the teddy bear in the kit every night, and she felt that teddy bear had saved her daughter's life. Indeed, we do make a difference.
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