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Assistance League of Tucson
April 21, 2011

I have been a volunteer with Professional Association of Womens Services, an auxiliary of The Assistance League of Tucson for 11 years. Our main program is to provide child safe teddy bears to children in crisis in hospitals, and many social service offices, including Southern Arizona Child Advocacy Center. This year we supplied these agencies with 1500 teddy bears and each year, sadly, the number increases. It is our goal to give some comfort to the children, that receive these bears, at a time when they are under unbelievable circumstances. Another program is the provision of snack foods for children undergoing interviews at Child Advocacy Center. Age appropriate, new books are donated to refugee children in one of our school districts and also to Parents as Teachers.
Funding for our programs comes from our annual Teddy Bear Tea, a typical High Tea that occurs early in October each year.

The Great!

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

Our programs do not include hands-on experiences with the children, but we receive wonderful thank you notes from many of the children.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would love to see our membership grow. We are a small group of working women that do powerful things in our community.

More feedback

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have gained many new friends through this organization.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel needed and appreciated.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have delivered teddy bears to a local hospital recently and continue to monitor their need for more bears.