At The Crossroads
August 29, 2008
I volunteer with many non-profits in SF, and At The Crossroads is one of my favorites. It's mission to help those young people that are usually overlooked by traditional organizations is amazing, and the way they go about doing that (walking the streets, meeting clients at their comfort zones, giving them basic necessities, not passing judgments) shows a level of understanding and caring that is evident each time I volunteer. Rob (the founder) is always there, making sure that volunteers are having a good time, feeding them, answering questions about what ATC does, and showing his appreciation for how volunteers contribute to ATC. It's surprising that many non-profits actually DON'T do that. The result of how ATC treats its volunteers shows up in the volunteers that often go back again and again to help out. When people ask where I volunteer, I always mention ATC and try to get people to join me!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
their office. There are paintings from a client hanging on their walls!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing the ability of a small organization, using simple gestures, to make huge differences in people's lives.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I prepared supplies for their clients.