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Caroline Friess Center, Inc.
January 23, 2010

As a member of the Board of Trustees for Caroline Friess Center I was proud to be able to participate in an organization with the utmost integrity, delivering professional and life skills to a segment of Baltimore's population in dire need. These unemployed and under-employed (mostly poverty-stricken) women were/are able to find a way to survive and take care of their families with the help, compassion and care the Center offers. Without this one-of-a-kind organization these women and their families would otherwise be stranded in a world often hostile, deadly and with few to no resources. As a "Big Sister" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Baltimore I saw the direct effect that this program had on the mother of my "little sister". The "man-of-the-house" was in prison, in fact, my 12-year old little sister has never met her father. This family lives with far below the basics most of us consider necessary to live. Gun shots and violence are common in their neighborhood. Her mother was fortunate to be accepted into Caroline Center's program. At the Center she gained the skills the become a geriatric nursing assistant. Once she graduated from the program the Center was able to assist her in finding a good job as a geriatric nursing assistant. She now works steadily, brings home a regular paycheck, helps others through her profession and is proud to support her family. She is now a productive member of society. All this because Caroline Friess Center was there to care about her and do something about it. It is critical to our society that organizations like this exist and are supported by those of us who have so much more. Without our support an entire segment of Baltimore's underprivileged would literally have no where to go. Dollars that are given to Caroline Friess Center are spent with great care and you can rest assured every penny spent is 100% for the training of these women.

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

watching the life of my "little sister" in the BBBS program improve once her mother graduated from the program, and who is now working full time as a geriatric nurse.

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

Knowing I contributed to increasing the well-being of the women and their families in my city. Also, I am grateful to now call many of the staff of Caroline Center my friends.

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

Intelligent and very compassionate.

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

Each semester the Caroline Center has far more applicants then they are able to accept. With more money more women could be accepted into the program thereby improving many, many more lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Development, Special Events.