I have been a donor, volunteer to WIN for 20+ years. No other agency in Bellevue offers life changing opportunities not just o clients but service volunteer. the WIN staff is extremely efficient in making the smallest resources stretch to meet the needs of the community and provide a meaningful opportunity to get involved and make an impact right here in our community.
I am so impressed by the quality of the leadership and by their goals to train leaders in their own countries. The statistics show that leaders brought out of their countries and trained in the US often do not return to their country. Such insightful and important and difficult work is done for other countries!
I have been very impressed with the leadership, vision and execution of WIN. They make a difference in people's lives in our community and around the world. They focus on the real needs of an individual as well as a people group and use insight and practicality to provide ways for individuals to better their lives, learn skills to enable them to live their lives out of poverty or difficult circumstances. They both "give a person a fish" so they can eat for a meal, and "teach a person to fish" so they can eat for a lifetime!
World Impact Network is involved in both formal accredited and informal education around the world
They believe that firstly, an education can never be taken away from anyone
Secondly, it empowers people and causes as rise in their economic social status.
Education gives people an opportunity for economic advancement which means an increase in their standards of living
World Impact Network is the best! They put their heart and souls into their work for others! With the Lord being their guiding light they go above and beyond to help those in need!
One of the reasons WIN is my go-to foundation for my charitable contributions is I know my money is going to those most in need. Some of my friends have gone on trips to Africa, China and hurricane devastated cities in the US with WIN to help rebuild, bring food and clothing, medical help and training. I have volunteered on fund raising campaigns and events locally. Gaby and the staff at WIN are dedicated to helping others in need, helping to alleviate suffering and to bring tools and hope where there were none. This is a great organization doing great things with people in need around the world.
WIN is bright light in many peoples lives. The impact that this organization has is life changing. I traveled to Africa with a team from WIN many years ago. I have seen first hand, leadership training, small buissness training, identifying and solving needs in the community. WIN's Renwal Food Bank is a local project that supports the Bellevue and surrounding areas hunger needs. The number of family's helped each year is startling, as the numbers continue to climb. It is safe to say that WIN has a goal to help and change lives around the world. It is a privilege to support an organization that is so caring and loving.
World Impact Network is making a huge difference both locally, in the communities on the East side of Lake Washington here in the Seattle area, and internationally, as evidenced by their quick and efficient responses to disasters around the world.
I have seen the hundreds of people including moms with babies, the elderly, indigent, newly unemployed and many families . . . that benefit weekly from the food bank. I am pleased to have been able to give to such a worthy cause in today's economic climate. WIN is a win for all of us. Dave and Cammie Marrujo
My view of W.I.N. based in Bellevue, Washington is that the organization brings the biggest bang for the buck possible, They have a local and international focus, teaching/showing/enabling people in under resourced areas around the world how to become self-sustaining through micro-enterprise and clean water, while not ignoring those locally who need assistance.
For years I have been watching the wonderful things WIN and its founders provide for our community and am astounded at their committment and generosity. The Renewal Food Bank is amazing and so are the people that run it. The volunteers and their outreach is awe inspiring. My family and I have been members of the Gathering Place Church in Bellevue for over 12 years. Our youngest daughter was very involved in the Youth Group there. She became good friends with Pastor Peter and Gaby's son, David. My husband and I would help with transporting the youth, collecting food and clothing, sorting and bagging for many different functions. What a great experience for all of us to be a part of the excitement. My daughter (now an adult) learned so much about kindness, compassion and giving. To this day she has the VanBreda's ministry to thank for teaching her the importance of world missions, community outreach, and family values, We are grateful to WIN for their impact on our lives and letting us be a part of such a wonderful, fine organization.
My wife and I were introduced to World Impact Network (WIN) through our involvement for over 6 years at the Gathering Place in Bellevue, WA. Gaby and Peter who oversee WIN are fantastic people truly committed to making a difference as evidenced by their very hands-on approach to serving others. Their impact on communities is multifaceted with superior management of the resources they have available including the many volunteers who support the greater cause. The local community is served well through the Renewal Foodbank sponsored by WIN, the largest food bank in the area, and their youth program provides mentoring and skills training for the immediate community. The world at large is served through their international missions trip activity which seeks every year to meet the needs of those in impoverished and often tragic situations. I hope and pray they continue to receive increasing financial and volunteer support enabling them to expand the impact they are having!
My wife and I have been so impressed with the foodbank services offered and have witnessed the increased need by local neighborhood residents. This is a service with dignity as it is designed like a real market where you get to pick from various shelves. There is no qualification. If you come, you can receive food items. The staff works hard to find donors and companies who can provide product. WIN's outreach has been worldwide assisting on the ground with direct involvement when disasters strike around the world. These didicated staff and volunteers warrant a huge thank you and our financial support. We have seen the great work. Patt & JJ