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Preserve nature and improve life in Southern California

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Poets & Writers, Inc.
April 5, 2013

Poets & Writers provides inspiration, opportunity, and practical advice for poets and writers. They leverage multiple media to reach out and unfold the world of what is available at the highest level of literary endeavor to those who pursue the lonely craft of writing. They partner with local organizations to help sponsor readings and pay the writers. Poets & Writers not only reflects but helps create the vibrant U.S. poetry scene.

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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?

2013

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Client Served

THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION FOR WILD FLOWERS & NATIVE PLANTS INC
April 5, 2013

Theodore Payne Foundation is an ark that preserves, grows, and shares native plants throughout Southern California. The Foundation effectively educates the public about the beauty and wisdom of native plants as a way to restore and build the ecology of Southern California.

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

A lot

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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN TRUSTEES OF RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTAN
April 5, 2013

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a 40-year-old repository of California native plants, artfully maintained over several acres, and includes teaching facilities and plant propagation and sales. The Garden is the laboratory for the graduate program in Botany at Claremont Graduate School, and is a tremendous resource for the entire community. RSABG effectively educates the public about the beauty and wisdom of native plants as a way to restore and build the ecology of Southern California.

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

A lot

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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

LIBRARY FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES
April 5, 2013

The LFLA hosts one of Los Angeles' cultural landmarks, the ALOUD series, at the Central Library of Los Angeles. Through this series of author conversations and readings, they bring awareness of the library and all that it offers, which includes a robust adult literacy resource center. The Foundation gears some of its events specifically to Gen X & Y to entice them into the fold. The ALOUD series is one of the things that makes Los Angeles great, as is the beautiful Central Library and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

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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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. (FIRST)
April 7, 2011

When our son was born with a collodian membrane covering his body, and the doctors in our major-city hospital had to run to the medical library to be able to diagnose him, FIRST came into our lives as a comforting and knowledgeable resource. This caring advocacy organization has made a tremendous impact in promoting awareness of this condition, how to alleviate its symptoms and, through funded research, how to better understand its underlying causes. Insurance companies turned down our claims saying ichthyosis was "cosmetic." I know it can be life-threatening. FIRST is the only group that understands and acts on this knowledge.

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

-- receiving literature -- attending family conferences -- receiving doctor & clinical trial referrals -- receiving accurate diagnosis -- understanding how to manage my son't skin condition -- understanding the emotional impacts of ichthyosis

Ways to make it better...

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

Strengthen the individual family outreach/ caring dimension

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I have utilized the experts at FIRST to understand & manage my son's skin disorder.

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