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Roger Capps

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Review for Child Aid, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm the leader of a group of Senior Citizens who have had the privilege of working with Child-Aid in Guatemala a for the past seven years. Child-Aid is a small organization, home-based in Portland, Oregon, but it is making a dramatic impact on the lives pf many children in Guatemala through the literacy and other programs that it runs. The role of our
group has been to go to Guatemala on an annual basis, spend one or two weeks painting and doing repairs on one of the elementary schools. It is very gratifying work, knowing that we can accomplish so much, and add a 'bright spot' to the lives of so many people. We make life-long friendships with the teachers and on-site staff members while we are
there, as well as with the school children and their parents. This year we had 18 team-members, each paying their own way for transportation, lodging and materials, so it makes for a very cost-effective endeavor. The way to gauge our success? In our first year of doing this - seven years ago -- we had 12 members on our trip. Without 'advertising' for
new member - just 'word-of-mouth' - this year we had 18 members, all of whom are excited about going back again in November of this year. A wonderful experience for members of out group, and a real blessing to work with Child-Aid, an organization is doing so much to help the children in Guatemala!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Amyloidosis Support Group, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was recently diagnosed with Amyloidosis, and didn't have a clue where to turn to get more information about treatment, etc.. Fortunately I found the Amyloidosis Support Group website, which put me in touch with the amazing work that this group is doing. It provides great information, feed-back, and support sessions for those of us with this disease. Can't say enough good things about the work of two ladies
who are dedicated to this cause -- Muriel Finkel and Kay Rowley. Any question I have is answered promptly. I have attended one support group session -- in Arizona -- that was a wonderful way to 'network' with other Amyloidosis patients. I am looking forward to attending another one in the Seattle area in September. Can't say enough good things about this organization!!!

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

NONE -- Just thank God for such wonderful people who are dedicated to helping others!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Child Aid, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a member of a 16 member team that went to Guatemala under the auspices of Child-Aid -- two trips so far, one in 2009 and the other in 2010. Child-Aid's main purpose for many years has been to deliver books in the Spanish language to the children of Guatemala. We were the first group that has gone to Guatemala with Child-Aid for the purpose of refurbishing an elementary school, (painting, electrical, plumbing, etc.) While there, we had the opportunity to observe the high-quality of training that Child-Aid is providing to the teachers, which in turn will great improve the quality of learning. It is amazing to see the impact that a relatively small organization can have on the education system of an entire country! I have become deeply impressed with the quality of the administrative staff of Child-Aid, in Portland, Oregon, as well as the on-site staff in Guatemala. We are looking forward to returning to Guatemala in 2011, to continue our work with this outstanding organization.

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

many parts of Guatemala

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

Dlwhatever is possible to 'spread the word' about the excellent work that is being done by this organization. In turn, this would help develop a broader base of support.

Role:  Volunteer & Helped paint and refurbish an elementary school.