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ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
May 21, 2010

The Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative has held very high standards since its beginning. I have been involved with this movement in several ways and all has been handled professionally and without stress. My first experience began with the development of the first exhibit and all the way from submitting to the jury, to the actual showing, we were assisted in what to do and how to do it with clear direction. I have ordered CDs and printed materials all which arrived as expected and the finances were clearly documented with payment receipts. Friends have bought quilts and ordered things and they too commend the work of the organization. There is hardly anything spent on overhead and volunteers seem willing and happy. There is always a way to be involved in this organization, that has the wonderful goals of educating the public and supporting research. Research projects supported are carefully reviewed and selected with care. I have full confidence that any donations I make actually reach the intended target, One of my most recent surprises was when I made a donation in honor of a person and the great care that was taken with the notification that was sent out by this organization. The note was personalized, caring and appropriate for the occasion. There was no form letter that is mass produced and signed.It was all personal and from the heart Everyone that is involved in the organization is given current information on the status of the organization, special responses and projected projects. I don't know of any charity that keeps their members so well informed. There are no fancy slick paper pamphlets that encourage participation. People participate because they want to and there is genuine interest in what the organizations is doing. I would highly recommend participation in this organization. The energy of this group is endless and certainly an inspiration to all present and future organizations. Sonia Callahan

The Great!

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

California but the number of people and places that it has reached is unblievable. I think this organization has been in and reached every state but Alaska, and maybe it has but I just don't know about it. It certainly extends over the border into Canada

Ways to make it better...

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

not. It is great as it is.Perhaps maybe stream line the process for quilt donations as it is the only thing that possibly slows me down

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

Knowing that the public is becoming eduatd

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

wonderful

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

support more research

Ways to make it better...

Couldn't be better

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

Developing more people to buy quilts that support research

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

This organization rocks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & Made quilts for an exhibit and donation for fundraising.