Put simply this organization is not just a hand out, it is a hand up. I was first drawn to Oasis Compassion Agency when I met its amazing and inspiring founder, Sharon Gill. I was impressed that the clients were required to take a class that fit their individual needs. After retiring as an elementary school media specialist, I decided I wanted to work with adults for a change. I was assigned to be a receptionist in the Womens Center and sometimes helped in the intake office. I thoroughly enjoyed taking a cooking class with clients. I found the staff to be superb and professional. The clients were appreciative, yet they had to do their part to improve their lives.
PATRICIA MOORE HERE...I WORKED AS VOLUNTEER IN THE INTAKE OFFICE, THRIFT SHOP AND PANTRY FOR THREE YEARS WITH GREAT APPRECIATION FOR THE LEADERS, VOLUNTEER DEDICATION AND UTTER KINDNESS AND RESPECT FOR THE CLIENTS OF OASIS. AS A RESULT, OUR FOUNDATION, THE CHRIST FOUNDATION HAS BEEN SUPPORTING OASIS FOR SIX YEARS. ALSO, FRIENDS ON THE BOARD OF QUANTUM FOUNDATION ARE IMPRESSED AND SUPPORTING OASIS AS WELL.
Oasis Compassion Agency offers the very best in services to those most in need in Palm Beach county. As a volunteer I noticed first hand how beneficial this organization is to the community and how blessed the clients were to receive a number of helpful and fundamental services such as food, clothing but also education and counseling. Sharon Gill is the most compassionate, caring and business minded person I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who is thinking of volunteering or donating to a charitable cause should consider Oasis Compassion Agency. You can be certain that your time and money is being used efficiently to help people in the community with basic needs.
Oasis is a wonderful place to volunteer. The staff is caring and compassionate. More importantly, the clients, who are in financial need, are truly appreciative of the services they receive .The term Oasis Compassion Agency is very appropriate. The organization follows our Biblical instructions to care for the poor and needy. Oasis is truly a blessing to many.
I have been a volunteer and board member at Oasis for over two years. My experience with Oasis has been heartwarming and faith affirming. The organization does a wonderful job of feeding and clothing the economically disadvanted in Palm Beach County. Biblical counseling is also provided to those clients who choose to receive it and I have witnessed first hand on many occasions clients who have been dramatically touched by the caring staff and volunteers of Oasis. The clients leave with hope for the future and are quick to let us know how we have positively impacted their lives. To hear a client say "God bless you for what you are doing" still brings tears to my eyes. Oasis is not just a "hand out" food pantry. Clients must agree to take classes and look for jobs in an effort to make them self-dependent. The successes are inspirational and the Oasis Gala each year highlights the tremendous impacts that have been made upon many clients lives in becoming self-sufficient. I give thanks to God and Jesus Christ daily for having brought me to volunteer here and serve as a director.
I have been volunteering with Oasis Compassion Agency since July 2009. When I found them, through the United Way, I was willing to do whatever they needed. I chose them from the list in my area because they provide services locally and because the scope of services they provide have the ability to save individuals and families from going hungry and losing their homes. Oasis operates a food pantry, career center, now a women's center (that has opened since I started volunteering which is an amazing addition and a testatment to their dedication to the community) and a thrift store with affordable clothing including business wear for interviews and everyday work wear.
They are an amazing group that I am proud to be a part of and they gave me a great opportunity at a time when I really needed it. I was laid off when I started volunteering with Oasis and they gave me a chance to use my Human Resources skills to create an Interview Skills workshop for out of work Oasis clients. It has been an honor to teach that workshop, which I still do today more than 3 years later and will continue to do for as long as they need me. The employee and volunteers are a pleasure to work with and they genuinely care about the clients they serve. I am lucky to have found them!
I am just a customer,and if I am needed, I would like to volunteer.....Patricia, is the most lovely and kind woman, who is MY reason for continually going back, plus of course the great deals....GOD BLESS YOU ALL.........The little jewish/christian lady.......
Thank you aabstermo1! I will certainly relay the message to Patricia! We are grateful for your feedback as our mission includes having a positive impact on our community and showing God's love in practical ways.
My mother has told me that Oasis is a wonderful place to be. You can feel God's spirit there and everyone she knows there is very kind and loving. Her first experience at volunteering was in the Thrift Store. She loved it so much that when she started working she asked her boss if she could have every other Friday off so she could continue to volunteer at Oasis. Amazingly, her new employer said yes! This agency really helps people by meeting them at their need - food, clothes, jobs, lifeskills - whatever it is, and helping them reach their next level. Mostly, she said it is wonderful to be able to pray with people and talk about how Jesus can change their life and give them hope. There is no other place like it. She says it is great to serve there and be able to show God's love to people. My mom is very grateful to Oasis for that opportunity!
Thank you very much Primetime for your feedback. As the Founder and CEO, my personal mission and that of my staff as well,is to show the love of God to all who we encounter each day. Your feedback keeps us encouraged!
Disappointed ultimately that they did not seem to appreciate all my volunteering and donations...
Volunteered here and was doing several days a week for months then had a vacation and wanted to resume schedule. I stopped by several times and was always made to feel that they were too busy! They never called me back to volunteer. With that said, I don't believe they value all volunteers.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to see them expand even bigger and duplicate the services in other areas of the country and the world.
This charity provides an invaluable public service to the residents in our community. The agency provides participating residents with assistance to get back on their feet during difficult times. Participants are given the opportunity to take part in classes that helps in job searching. In addition to providing classes on interviewing skills and resume writing, the agency also provides assistance through the food pantry. Residents who are down on their luck are able to get pastries and canned food items from the pantry during their enrollment period. This agency gives members of our community a chance to get back on their feet with dignity.