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Shannon G

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Upland, CA USA

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St. Anne's Maternity Home
October 16, 2012

As a follow-up to a previous review over a year ago, I would just like to say how impressed I am with the evolution of this organization. This organization very easily could have been lost with changing times; however, it has risen to the occasion over the years. St. Anne's continues to grow along with and for the community, and I will happily continue to volunteer here for years to come!

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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?

A lot

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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

St. Anne's Maternity Home
April 8, 2011

St. Anne's holds a special place in my heart as I was born there -- let's just say quite some time ago. Because of my connection, and in my quest to connect with my past, I began getting to know the organization over the last couple of years. I have volunteered at a few of their events and have discovered a great group of people who are making a significant impact in the community. One of things I am most impressed with is St. Anne's acknowledgment and willingness to change with the times. At the time that I was born, it was essentially a safe place for unwed mothers to carry, deliver and adopt out their children. My birth mother was treated well while there.

I now see a place where young women can continue their education, gain useful employment skills, and get their feet firmly planted on the ground -- all while carrying, deliver and KEEPING their children. St. Anne's provides a safe and productive opportunity for these young women and their children, which inevitably impacts the surrounding community.

I've sincerely enjoyed working along-side the employees and other volunteers at fundraising events, and definitely continue to do so in the years to come!

The Great!

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

My birth mother was given a safe and secure place to live while pregnant with me. She was given the opportunity to hold me as a newborn while I was baptized. She was able to walk away knowing she had made a solid decision (mostly certainly conducive to the day and age I was born) and that I would be adopted by a loving family (which I was!).

Ways to make it better...

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

I'm not sure ... but they definitely could use additional funding!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteered at fundraising events for St. Anne's -- once as a martini bartender and most recently for the silent auction at their annual Evening of Angels event.