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smileylaura

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Review for St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, Inc., El Cajon, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with this organization has been wonderful. My brother is a client of theirs; he has been attending the art program for five years now. I have seen my brother evolve in so many ways; he used to be withdrawn and scared to go out. He has higher self-esteem because he now feels like he has a sense of purpose. He is empowered by his art and by the options he is given. He is in a safe environment in which he knows he is understood and accepted. My brother is a person with high-functioning autism and is very aware if anyone treats him in a abusive, discriminatory, or degrading manner. I am saddened that the previous people who posted had such negative experiences, but those experiences are not a reflection of St. Madeleine Sophie's Center as a whole.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Carlsbad, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Fresh Start for about 5 years and will continue to volunteer for as long as I can. The staff is wonderful, everyone makes you feel like your part of the Fresh Start family. I have gained more from Fresh Start then I think I have given. It is a trully rewarding experience.

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

I have seen childrens lives change incredibly and dreams made come true.

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

It is a smooth running machine, I wouldn't change a thing. I encourage more volunteers to join.

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer as a surgical technician.