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DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children
April 16, 2013

DrawBridge is a great program, providing a consistent presence for homeless and other vulnerable children for over 20 years. Watching these children open up and have an opportunity to just be kids is so gratifying. One mom told me that her daughter now wakes up every morning and asks, "is today art day?" I've seen this child change from sullen and withdrawn, to open, joyful and confident. The expressive arts programs offered by DrawBridge make a huge difference in the lives of these vulnerable children.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children
February 26, 2010

Drawbridge is a wonderful program that provides a time and place for homeless and other kids in need to express themselves, away from the emotional,physical, and financial stresses of their lives. The volunteers and facilitators offer love, support, consistency and attention that may be lacking in their lives. For example, a 5 year old joined the group with an alarming and destructive dose of self loathing. As volunteers and facilitators have given her consistent non-judgmental support week after week, her self confidence and socialization skills have improved. Drawbridge has been a consistent positive presence in many of these children's lives for years.

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

the happy faces and big hugs the children offer when arriving each week.

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

the amazing resiliency and spirit of the children

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

kind, giving, perceptive and knowledgable

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

Put a serious dent in the next generation of homelessness through the mentoring of children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & support the kids in making expressive art.