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Review for DRESS FOR SUCCESS SAN ANTONIO, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dress for Success San Antonio helps women educate themselves and gain the job skills necessary to make them more employable. The suits, accessories, and shoes that you donate to them go directly to the candidates of the Dress for Success program. After presenting a class to candidates, I had the pleasure of watching them "shop" for their interview suits. Just think - a suit that had been collecting dust in someone's closet was now going to help one of these ladies make a good first impression. If you cannot take your professional attire directly to their location in Wonderland Mall of the Americas, you can drop off your donations at any Five Star Cleaners, and they will dry clean your donations for free.

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

helping one party get rid of something they no longer use and supplying another party with something they so desperately need. You can change a life with just one suit.

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

excited about learning and helping

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

help so many more women become self sufficient

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I taught time and paper management classes to clients of DFS.

Review for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Goodwill has always been a favorite non-profit of mine because they assist an incredible number of people in San Antonio. Goodwill's mission is to "help change lives through the power of work." They serve people with mental and physical disabilities; those who have experienced a life crisis like divorce or the death of a spouse; at-risk populations; summer youth programs; and so much more. Goodwill gets the funding for this by selling your donations in their stores. Donating one chair can give someone 46 minutes of job training. Eighty-four percent of money raised goes directly toward "supporting and growing critical community-based programs and services." This is one of the highest rates for any non-profit. Thank you, Goodwill, for what you do for San Antonio.

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

knowing that every donation makes a difference - whether it's helping someone improve their life or keeping items out of landfills through their recycling programs

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

eager to help me unload my car

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

help even more people in San Antonio!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & After helping clients get organized, I take their donations to Goodwill.