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Sarah G.

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Review for Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering a few years ago teaching classes like time management and budgeting. I saw right away how impactful classes and discussions like these could be for people trying to make life changes. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to be a part of that. Now I am active in the fund raising as well as being a dinner volunteer. Bringing friends to make and serve dinner is a great way to showcase the organization and spend quality time with your friends doing something that helps others. I am constantly amazed at the work and diligence of the guests to change their lives. I was most touched when I met a volunteer who had previously been a guest, moved out on his own and chose to come back to work or volunteer. My fiancé’ is now a volunteer at the shelter as well and we hope to bring our children there in the future to join us as dinner volunteers.

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

I met a man who had been a guest at one time and had graduated and moved out on his own. He chose to come back to work or volunteer and I realized how this place fed the community with more than just meals.

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

make the space bigger to accommodate more guests.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I help organize fund raising and am a dinner volunteer.