Daystar Life Center Inc
December 17, 2009
I volunteered as a grantwriter for Daystar Life Center more than a year ago (until I went to work fulltime). I was amazed and impressed by the dedication of the volunteers there. I still see them occasionally at other events. To a person, they are kind, caring and faith driven to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor.
Daystar does a great job of thanking its volunteers, of caring for them as people. Otherwise, they would not keep coming back.
Both volunteers and staff are extremely frugal, using both sides of paper, turning out lights, etc. to stretch every penny as far as it will go.
Clients are generally very respectful and appreciative of volunteer and staff efforts.
Tucked away, almost under the interstate, few are likely aware of Daystar's existence. Any way of shining a light on its efforts to provide food, ids, bicycle locks, referrals to medical care, a mail center, etc. for St. Petersburg's forgotten and unwanted would be well-deserved.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Jane's efforts to operate as caring individuals rather than as a business. She starts every day with prayers which volunteers may or need not join. This is not imposed on clients in any way.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
caring and dedicated. Many are snowbirds who return year after year. They know one another's families and provide support for each other as well as for the clients.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Every week from January - August 2008, I worked on writing grants.