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What I want to do

Prevent the destruction of natural habitats and the diversity of life that depends on them.

What matters to me

Just about everything:)

What inspires me

Seeing others do good. Also, learning of issues that could benefit from a little care.

Garden Grove, CA USA

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In2Books (ePals Foundation)
August 1, 2010

Children are an important part of society; they are the future. Giving kids hope and guidance by teaching them the tools they will need to be successful in life is what In2Books does. They teach kids that there are role models out there that are interested in their educational goals and challenges. It also promotes literacy. Being a volunteer penpal for a child is very rewarding and keeps you actively involved in the organization's work.

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

helping out my own nieces and nephews with their reading and writing skills and knowing how much of a difference that type of attention to their studies can benefit their learning.

Ways to make it better...

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

fix the enrollment stage where it requires you to put in vital information, such as your social security number online. although i see the need for such information (to do background checks), i think it discourages more people from volunteering.

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

the involvement of getting the book, reading their letters, writing back, everything.

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

online only.

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

function as an after school program to keep kids off the streets and learning instead.

Ways to make it better...

the teacher had not experienced difficulties within the classroom as well as with the lack of volunteers and help within the classroom.

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

Volunteers, under-funded school classrooms, and possibly book availability.

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

regardless of the challenges it is facing, i still enrolled for being a penpal again this school semester! happy reading!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Read specified book and answered student letters on the reading.

OPERATION BLANKETS OF LOVE
August 1, 2010

I first heard of Operation Blankets of Love through a co-worker who was collecting blankets at the time. Being the proud parent of a shelter cat that I adopted over four years ago, I immediately gathered whatever I could from storage and friends, washed them all up, and brought them into work for my friend to donate to the cause. I have even contacted Eileen via email and she responded very quickly and was very nice.

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

knowing how badly shelters are in need and seeing how such a kindhearted gesture as blankets for those poor shelter animals could truly mean the world to them.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Donated blankets through a co-worker.

Trash for Teaching
August 1, 2010

I was seeking to donate surplus of an unused item and was directed towards T4T by a member from RAFT. Upon sending them an email, they responded immediately and they were very nice. We managed to work out a pick up of the items despite my location being in Orange County and theirs in LA. It was a pleasure to help out such an awesome cause. My favorite part: Kathy Petesch invited me to go to an art gallery opening that would showcase how they had used the products that I had donated! It is not very often that an organization will get back in touch with you to show you how your generosity has helped make a difference in the lives of others. And for that, T4T will always have my support.

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

seeing how they were able to construct something of beauty from something that would have just went to a landfill. Now that is teaching children to use the tools they do have into things of use or beauty.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Diverted what would have ended up as landfill waste by donating it to charity.

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