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CONNECTIONS COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAMS INC
December 4, 2009

Over the many years that we have been involved with Connections, I have had the oppotunity to see first-hand the numerous lives this organization touches, and the difference it makes in those lives. From help for the homeless to substance abuse treatment and rehabilitaion programs, to housing programs for low-income families and shelters for at- risk women, this organization does it all. Their selfless and tireless staff has a genuine caring for the people they serve that is evident from the first moment you meet them. To them, what they do it isn't a job, but a calling to take on the responsibility of caring for the less fortnuate among us. Recently, our staff volunteered at an event held at one of Connections locations. There, Thanksgiving dinner was served to more 350 people who otherwise may not have had one. Maybe not uncommon at first glance, but the operative word here is SERVED. This was not the usual cafeteria style meal served in other (worthy) kitchens. These folks were seated at their tables and waited-on by the Connections and volunteer staff as any one of us would be at our favorite restaurant. We could see that this special treatment alone was uplifting for many of those who dined at Connections that day. Folks who likely never have an oppotunity to go out to eat, were treated like we would expect to be treated at the best place in town. Connections staff prepared dozens of turkeys, with all of the trimmings - nothing spared. It was first-class treatment all the way. It's this willingness to go the extra mile to truly make a differnce in the lives of the people in their community that differentiates Connections.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the faces of the people they help. Its clear on them that they feel valued and hopeful.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

tremendously caring. I think that the difference between Connections and other organization like Connections that I have been involved with, is the geniune concern for people that Connections staff has.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

There is no telling the good that Kathy Mckay and her staff could do with funds like that. The sky is the limit.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Attended numerous events and fund raisers held by Connections, most recently volunteered at Thanksgiving dinner for 350 of their consumers.