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Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
November 30, 2010

I have been moved to support this organization in many ways. Its "Next Step" program is innovative, relies on the initiative of participants in the program and respects the participants' dignity. This organization does so much more than provide food and clothes. It provides links for volunteers to experience the devastating effects of homelessness on people. It allows volunteers to provide lasting help and hear first-hand the impact homelessness can have on real people. It is an effective program that continues to link homeless people needing many things with caring, respectful, dedicated volunteers and staff. Samaritan Ministry's Next Step program is a refreshing approach to helping others.

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

Serving as a Partner Parish Representative and have served on the Board of this organization. I have also assisted in fund/aware-raising events and hosting an AIDS Retreat.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help insure its long-term stability with urging a stronger endowment.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Matching grants through Help The Homeless campaign, the Next Step program is a an approach with which I philosophically support.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I made a five year pledge and the opportunity to provide payment with a 20% add-on was an excellent win-win approach in the Help the Homeless Campaign.

What would you tell others about this organization?

This organization is not just giving out goods and services. It does so with respect, dignity and places the decision with program participants. It works with folks to achieve participants' goals, as long as the participants keeping coming.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & I coordinated an AIDS Retreat at my church to allow participants to experience respite in a loving environment. .