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Alexandria, VA USA

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ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA INCORPORATED
November 19, 2010

This is a fabulous shelter. They did an excellent job of providing us support when we adopted our lab mix in the summer of 2002. The visit at the shelter was engaging and positive. The follow up home visit was great. They provided follow up support to answer questions about crate training about a month after adoption. We continue to donate to the shelter and receive their newsletter.

The Great!

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

receiving a wonderful companion as a part of our family, who is a great fit!

Ways to make it better...

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

I don't have any changes to recommend.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & adopted our family's dog from the shelter.

The Koinonia Foundation, Inc.
November 19, 2010

The Koinonia Foundation provides assistance and support programs for families in need in our local community in Fairfax County, Virginia. Koinonia reaches an amazing number of people in our community with such a small budget. The small staff and huge team of volunteers provide services with such caring and compassion, never passing judgment, and doing the best with everything they have. I am happy to volunteer for and donate to this organization.

The Great!

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

hearing the thanks expressed first-hand by the clients who access services from the Foundation. For instance, they've just picked up food from the pantry to feed their children; or they've just received a holiday food basket full of extras they'd never be able to splurge for to make a holiday celebration festive, special and meaningful.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase their budget, so they can expand their services; and increase support for their volunteer base so they can maximize volunteer engagement.

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?

Life-changing

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 sense of community with the other volunteers, since the volunteer base is so big. They've just started doing this with a monthly volunteer newsletter, which I expect and hope will continue.

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

I realized how many people here in my community need assistance.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteered in the food pantry to fill emergency assistance food orders, and for seasonal holiday basket distribution.