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TENNESSEE BIG FLUFFY DOG RESCUE
November 22, 2011

I learned of this group when a Grat Pyranees was missing from my home town in Scituate, MA. A Facebook page "Find Charlie" tells the story of a dog, rescued by Big Fluffy Dog Rescue from an ice cream cooler after the TN tornados, survived for 2 months "on the lam". He was presumed killed by a car on a highway, fended off coyotes, and finally trapped by Granite State Dog Recovery of NH, in Weymouth, MA. Bigg Fluffy Dog Rescue identified him from the huge scar from the surgery he had (a huge benign tumor), took care of the vet bills, and placed him back in the home of Big Fluffy''s Northeast coordinator. Now, Charlie needs dental work since he chewed through cans to get food while on the run. Big Fluffy is raising those funds via ChipIn for Charlie, and they have not given up on this gentle giant. Please read Find Charlie on Facebook, and donate if you can to help this loving boy.

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

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue has inspired me to help find homes for abondoned, abused, and otherwise needy dogs. I am so amazed at Charlie's resilience and courage and he is truly an inspiration. Big Fluffy is an amazign group of volunteers. Charlie will get his teeth fixed, and in turn, find the forever home that he truly deserves.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to help themexpand their donor base and adoptable families by sharing this information via Facebook.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I posted flyers for Charlie, am trying to help raise funds for his dental work, and also am sharing BIg Fluffy's adoptable and foster needing dogs on Facebook. .

SOUTH SHORE NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER INC
April 25, 2010

My son has attended summer camps and vacation programs over the past 10 years and has most enjoyed his experience at SSNSC. The children learn to respect the environment, whether in protecting endangered species and other wildlife and plants, eco-friendly alternatives in everyday life, camping, kayaking, exploring our wonderful New England eco-zone. After a few years I was honored to be asked to join the SSNSC Board of Advisor's to assist in making the SSNSC a wonderful destination for the region's school-age children and adults. My son also looks forward to volunteering at the events such as the Corn Festival, Maple Festival etc and helping with the children's events.

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

enhancing my child's educational and social experiences.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find to get the local schools more involved with the center and enhancing the students' hands on learning experiences.

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

meeting new people and having my son meet his best friend of 3 years at a summer camp.

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

dedicated, hard working, friendly, knowledgeable.

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

have a broader based community outreach program, more publicity, larger functions rooms that could bring in bigger groups for fundraising and/or rental events.

Ways to make it better...

more people would become actively involved in the center's events.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial struggles in a down economy, and having people realize that we need to protect and respect what we have in our own backyards.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the South Shore Natural Science Center and look forward to my family's involvement for years to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & volunteer at many eco-friendly events, presentations, children-based events.