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The Koinonia Foundation, Inc.
November 16, 2010

I am so impressed with how much Koinonia is able to do with their limited space-- they are able to help so many individuals and families in need because they have such an amazing group of volunteers who bring so much love and care to the job. For example, I think we gave out some 120 backpacks for students starting school-- each student got a new set of clothes, and I know the volunteers had fun picking out the perfect outfits and backpacks for each kid! All in all, I have had so much fun volunteering with Koinonia!

The Great!

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

Although I'm a volunteer and not a client, I have certainly been touched by what Koinonia does-- working there has taught me a lot about what just a little help can do.

Ways to make it better...

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

Somehow magically give them more space so they could hold on to even more clothing and take in even more food.

More feedback

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More space so they can hold on to out-of-season items!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've learned a lot about what I'd call "triage"-- when you're trying to pick the best items to give people, you have to be choosy. It's the best way to give the clients a great selection to choose from. It was hard at first, but it's helped me fight the part of me that is such a packrat at home! I've also met some amazing people =).

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great-- everyone is so helpful, fun and nice. They put so much thought into what they do and are able to help so many people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped process donations in the pantry and clothing closet.