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Seth Chelini

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Review for THE ELI HOME INC, Anaheim, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for several years for the Eli Home; helping with the construction with the shelters as well as helping out at fundraising events and the Thrift Store. I have seen firsthand why this organization has been around for 27 years and I have seen the impact it has made on the children and mothers who come to live at the Eli Home. Their program gives hope to families who have suffered through terrible abusive situations. They educate the children and mothers on how to live violent-free lives as well as help the mothers with affordable housing and employment so they can improve the quality of their lives. With all non-profits, it’s hard to survive especially in this economy so my only hope is that the mission and message of the Eli Home will reach many future supporters.

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?

My volunteer experience is always a pleasure with this organization and to improve my experience I would say that they could organize more fundraisers a year so that I can volunteer even more!

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

I met new friends at the Eli Home Christmas Party. The other volunteers that were there were all very nice and I gained many valuable friendships. I also befriended a boy and his family at the party and about a week later surprised him with a new bike. So I would say that the biggest positive effect would be the new relationships I gained while volunteering.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel grateful for what I have and grateful of how I was raised. I never experienced being physically abused by my parents so when I saw what these families have gone through and how much they have had to overcome, I quietly thanked God for the great things that I have been blessed with.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I helped paint one of the shelters as well as some minor construction repairs on the house. I helped with their recent annual Christmas party where the current and former families come and gather at a party and the children get to do crafts and eat and v.