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ELIZABETH HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECTS
April 5, 2011

Elizabeth Haven has been a great benefit to our community and the young girls in it. This program has enabled them to connect with other girls their age, some who are currently experiencing challenges and others who have made it through them. With events throughout the year and the camp experience, these girls lives will never be the same. The volunteers are excited and dedicated. They pull through to ensure that these campers are met with love and acceptance no matter what their lives may have brought. The counselors and volunteers that facilitate "Girl Talk" is priceless in a world that many of our youth are not talking to mentors or adults in their lives. Teh program is simple yet effective. Some girls traveled last year out of Texas for the first time in their lives. And they did it with great supervision, and a group of girls destined not to be left behind! The only thing that would make this organization much better is the ability to serve many more girls. I highly reccommend this organization for anyone who has a young girl they want connected with good people who will help encourage them to reach their personal and professional goals.

The Great!

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

The girls at our church who particpate in it. I have seen the changes in their demeanor and talk. Also assisted in one of their first events as a commentator. A fashion show for the girls was a great end to a wonderful weekend. All of them were dressed, hair done and ready to walk the runway. Prior to, many seemed upser at the world. It was a world of difference looking into their eyes and seeing the pride and joy as they walked the runway. Even those with parents incarcerated, walked tall!

Ways to make it better...

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

Increase it! They really need land and a facility to be able to give long term assistance for some of the girls who really have no support system at home. It would be great to see Elizabeth Haven become just that.. a haven.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I watched this organization grow from inception. Have provided an array of inkind services. Such as meeting space, facility usage for events.