I have nothing but good things to say about Pearl S. Buck International. I have visited several times, and I am always impressed by the organization's dedication to the memory of Pearl S. Buck, to keeping her words and values alive. In continuing Pearl's mission of helping the underprivileged children of the world, they are truly doing their part to make this world a better and more humane place for all of us. I am sponsoring a child in a Vietnamese orphanage, and it brings me joy to see her flourish under the program.
PSBI continues to fulfill Ms. Buck's legacy by providing support for children adopted through Welcome House (and their parents), sponsorship of children in need, and educational programs. Funding continues to be a major need. Additional stable funding sources would be beneficial.
I visited PSB estate in 2015 and was amazed by how beautiful her house is, as a writer, she has an extensive collection of first edition books! All the people I have encountered at PSB are extremely warm and kind, even though I could only volunteer remotely, they would still welcome me to as many discussions as possible. I told Janet Mintzer I grew up in Suzhou, Anhui, where PSB lived for a few years, Janet sent me a photo she took of the PSB museum in China! People who have heard of PSB probably only know her as a writer, a Pulitzer prize winner, what they don't know is that there is a philanthropic organization under her name fighting better lives for children less fortunate around the world. It is difficult to run a nonprofit and raise the awareness of its mission and vision, but I believe PSB is continuously improving and achieving its goals.
As a volunteer here, I find inspiration every day from the people who visit, work and volunteer here as well as from the story of Pearl Buck and the work that she did to fight injustice around the world and at home. She was a woman ahead of her time and her work continues here at Pearl S. Buck International.
I have been a volunteer here at Pearl S. Buck International for more than 12 years. I enjoy meeting the visitors and other volunteers who come to the gift shop and for tours. It means so much to know that I am helping to share and promote the legacy of Pearl S. Buck, a truly amazing woman.
Lovely setting and lovely people. Tours of the famous writer's house are an eye opener to all she did for the less privileged, and visitors learn her story as they walk through the rooms where she lived with her husband and children. There is always something going on there, from writing classes to kid's camps to high school leadership programs. A fabulous gift shop isrun entirely by volunteers dedicated to Pearl S. Buck's mission of helping disadvantaged children.
Wonderful mission and truly dedicated volunteers inspired me to join their cause. I help in the archives, present workshops for budding authors at the Writing Center and help edit stories and books for publishing on CreateSpace. Their Writers Guild is a great group the helps poets, novelists, essays and those writing memoirs to improve their skills while "writing in a writer's house" here at Green Hills Farm, the home of Pearl S. Buck. Volunteers give tours and run a world-class gift shop as well. PBSI supports schools and sponsorships of individual children in 6 foreign countries in Southeast Asia. Giving opportunities to those who, through no fault of their own, are ostracized by their culture due to mixed race parentage. The PSBI charity rated is one of the highest, due to the large team of volunteers.
Pearl S Buck International has so unexpectedly enlarged my life. As a recent retiree, I was interested in taking one of their writing seminars- yes; writing at a writer’s house is one of the many programs available. However, I was lured by the history and stories around the house and large family who called it home, and quickly became a docent. Wanting to know more, I soon volunteered to assist the curator in projects, and joined a book club reading Pearl Buck’s books. Before I knew it I was sponsoring a child in the Philippines, hosting students from China, and attending a seminar on cross-cultural understanding. Today, I cannot read a news story without thinking about Pearl Buck’s worldview and wondering how she would have responded. A visit to the house becomes an inspiration. Come visit and be moved!!
I remember reading The Good Earth in high school in New Jersey in the early '60's.
After many years as a Navy wife, living all over the world, my husband and I settled in Bucks County, PA. As a long time volunteer as a Navy wife, I found a wonderful outlet as a docent at Pearl buck's home. My husband has served on the Board of Directors and we have sponsored a child through PSBI. It is an amazing organization that operates a world wide child care program from a building that was built on the site of Pearl Buck's tennis courts. Small space...major impact on the world. Pearl Buck was the first person to promote mixed race adoptions and she changed the world.
I have been a docent at Pearl S. Buck's home for more than 15 years. She was an amazing woman who overcame incredible odds and succeeded in changing the world. The more I learn about her accomplishments, the more I marvel. Because of Pearl Buck, adopted children did not have to be matched to their adoptive families by race, religion and ethnicity. The organization she founded continues her good works here and abroad. My husband served on the PSBI Board of Directors and we sponsored a child. But, my husband's claim to fame (acording to him) is that he hired Janet Mintzer as the CEO. She is an amazing lady with more energy and dedication than any of us have a right to expect.
The Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. is a beautiful oasis that tells the truly remarkable and inspiring story of a woman determined to make a difference in the world. She did it with her writing and her dedication to mixed race children who needed a home, and needed to be accepted. Everyone who visits leaves a changed person. This is a place where there is a place for everyone.
I am taken by the dedication of the staff and the volunteers to the mission of the organization.