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Review for VNA, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

VNA is Meals on Wheels for Dallas County and hospice care for North Texas. I am lucky to assist an agency that helps so many people who are experiencing isolation and hunger and provides delivered nutritious meals for their body and a friendly visitor for their soul. For the hospice patients, they are cared for by incredibly compassionate medical teams, a music therapist, chaplains, all working to make their final days easier for both the patient and the family. VNA is an 80+ year agency, founded by the faith community, to provide care to those who need it most.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for The Samaritan Inn, McKinney, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering and interacting with The Samaritan Inn for several years. I've been impressed with the compassion they show to residents and the results they achieve in helping people return to dignity and independence. The staff has always gone out of their way to help in preventing homelessness and participate in homeless awareness activities.

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

Expand it so they could serve more people!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Jewish Family Service Of Dallas Incorporated, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

6 year board member who has fallen in love with JFS! JFS provides services to ANYONE in need and operates a spectrum of services to allow individuals and families to be able to have stability in their life. From the professional mental health services to the food bank, career and employment center, gerontolgy services, special needs partnership family violence unit and more, JFS is about serving the needs of the whole community.

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

Seeing the thank you notes from clients that literally describe a life saved, dignity restored, a functioning family, emergency assistance provided and emotionally healthy, hopeful views of the future. Also, the experience had by the thousands of volunteers and the board members is eye-opening, meaningful and heartwarming. Love when I meet someone who always seems to have a glowing report on how JFS has helped their child, friend, sister, grandparent, neighbor, etc... and what a big fan they are!!

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

This organization is limited only by funds. JFS has the desire and ability to provide high quality, professional services to the community with very low overhead. JFS is one of only 2 social service agencies in North Texas to receive accrediation from the Council on Accrediation (all program areas).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

JFS has a long history of service in the community (60+ years). They assisted my grandmother with Meals on Wheels, LifeLine (the "I've fallen and can't get up" program), friendly visitors, and mental health services when she lost a child to illness.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Secure funding to address wait lists.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expand services to meet growing demands by the whole community for the continuum of services, especially in areas that have needs unmet or underserved by other organizations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & Volunteered in the food pantry, visited an elderly man with my son, delivered Meals on Wheels and care packages, participated in job search seminars, awareness events, parent education sessions, professional conferences and many donor events.
 

Review for Minnies Food Pantry Inc., Plano, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Impressively large and clean facility fully stocked with name brand food items. Provides clients a choice within food groups. Allows clients to visit 2x/month, which is unusual. Leaders of the organization are full of passion, energy and a heart for others!

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

Seeing more and more people and families of our community served by Minnie's food pantry.

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

Open more locations!

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?

hunger in our community

Why did you make your donation at this time?

toured the food pantry

What would you tell others about this organization?

a worthy organization to support

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & donor.