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GREYHOUND ADOPTIONS OF FLORIDA INC
May 3, 2011

I became a volunteer for two years for Greyhound Adoptions of Florida. I was really moved by its founders, Marilyn and Bob Varnberg's commitment to helping retired racing greyhounds get a second chance in life by becoming adoptable companion pets. Marilyn has built a strong, loyal and passionate army of volunteers who help educate the public how beautiful greyhounds are, what great pets they make and finding homes for dogs that may never have gotten a chance to get off the racetrack and onto the couch of a loving pet owner. Marilyn is a role model for many people and she inspires me and countless others to follow one's heart and to do work for the greater good, whether it is finding adoptive homes for greyhounds or any other type of charitable work.

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

Seeing how loving and sweet greyhounds are. They are a truly unique, mellow and fun loving breed of dogs!

Ways to make it better...

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

Win the lottery and make a significant cash donation to show financial support of their cause.

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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

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

Helped me develop my website content editing skills and how to build a website from the ground up.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I was doing something for the greater good and making a difference in the lives of dogs and their adoptive families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Web content editor.

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
May 3, 2011

I met Joe McDonough at the beginning of 2011. I was impressed by his devotion and dedication to helping fight kids cancer. His compassion and empathy for families going through an unimaginably difficult and life-changing experience is genuine. In a few short years, the B+ Foundation has done good work to heighten public awareness of childhood cancer and been a leader to help educate, raise funds and work towards better treatment and funding and hopefully one day eradicating this disease.

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

Witnessing first-hand their compassion for families fighting kids cancer.

Ways to make it better...

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

Do more to help get the word out.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Attended several fundraising events sponsored by B+ Foundation.