My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Helping Hands Essentials Pantry, Quincy, MA, USA
At a time when many families are experiencing challenging financial pressures, we open our doors to our neighbors in need. We can't provide all the personal care items for everyone, but by sharing 7-8 items such as toothpaste, diapers, shampoo, toilet paper, and razors, we partially defray their expenses for the month. Our guests are primarily the working poor, and the disabled and elderly who rely on Social Security as their sole source of income. We see some every month; other we see only when they're in a pinch. All are grateful for the non-judgmental and friendly help we provide to them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the smiles of gratitude on the faces of our guests. Sharing a hug or words of support with those who are having a tough time.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to be sure that our growth in funding support stays well ahead of the demand for our services.
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How did you learn about this organization?
I am one of the founders.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Finding additional sources of support in a time when most are financially limited.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Solidifying our relationships with referring agencies as well as our suppliers.
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