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Review for Ruffian Foundation, Rocky Point, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

There's nothing better in this world than knowing that you've truly made a difference, and alleviated the suffering of endangered animals. Volunteering at the cat sanctuary really makes a difference - I go home feeling exhausted and floating on air! (Review entered by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review on behalf of reviewer)

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

compassionate, dedicated, and innovative.

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

save a million more little lives!

Ways to make it better...

the weather hadn't been so hot.

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

finding enough funding and volunteers who stick around for the long haul.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I was a volunteer.

Review for Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund (Jrf), Athens, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After a wasted life spent working at low-paying, dead-end jobs, and unable to figure out why I was unable to succeed in life, I was finally diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2008. The diagnosis was such a blessing, breaking through all of the crumbling walls which I hid behind and allowing me to find a way out of the morass in which I dwelled. With the help of counselors, doctors, friends, family, and a great support team, I was able to address my biggest stumbling block, that of getting a college education. I started college in the fall of 2008, and have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams! From seeking a one-year vocational degree, I have expanded my college dream to encompass achieving two associate's degrees within three years of first starting school, and I plan to transfer to the state university for my bachelor's degree, and hopefully someday my master's degree. The Jeanette Rankin Foundation has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my dreams, not only by awarding me a scholarship to help pay for my education, but by providing encouragement and support at every turn. I couldn't have come this far without JRF! Thanks! Hillora Lang

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Attending college for the first time, and working on two associate's degrees simultaneously.