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DINING FOR WOMEN
October 16, 2012

I am a chapter leader in California. I was impressed enough with Dining For Women after visiting a chapter meeting in San Francisco to start my own chapter. This organization does SUCH an effective job of helping women organize in their own local "giving circles" to dine together while learning about a different important endeavor that changes the lives of women and girls each and every month. Our rolled-up small donations make a HUGE difference in the Third World for these organizations and for the women they serve. DFW is incredibly well-organized and transparent, and it has relatively little overhead cost due to an army of dedicated volunteers who work on everything from monthly program selection, to web site content to testing out recipes, and so much more.

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

DINING FOR WOMEN
May 6, 2010

As a chapter leader, I prepare the presentation on the organization of the month which is doing good for impoverished women in the 3rd world. Each month, DFW raises over $25,000 to benefit a worthy organization. So far this year, we have funded solar ovens for refugee camps in Darfur, maternity clinics in rural Peru, micro loans in India and Nepal. At the same time, we get to learn about conditions on the ground in these places and what women are up against. The education for us coupled with the benefit to these organizations is a Win-Win combination.

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

reviewing the reports from helped organizations which document the successes achieved with the use of the funds raised by individual women in their local chapters, which are giving circles.

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

How fulfilling it is to feel like I am making a difference in the lives of specific women in specific villages and towns in the 3rd world. Also, as a chapter leader, I find that the resources on the website are absolutely superb.

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

All terrific. They are all competent, busy women who find time to make a new chapter leader feel welcomed and supported. This is a very professional operation.

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

and WILL do some serious good in empowering impoverished women with education, skills, healthcare and opportunities for financial independence. These women will give back to their families and communities to improve the standard of living there over time

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I organized a Dining For Women chapter in Northern Calif.