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Review for International Rescue Committee, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

There is an IRC office right here in my hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. Having such an interestingly multi-faceted, trustworthy, and effective nonprofit in my area has had an incredible impact on the community. This past Christmas I was able to direct friends and family to the IRC fundraising website as an "alternate gift" idea. Not only was my personalized fundraiser easy to set-up and track, everyone who donated can be assured that their money is going to an established, capable group.

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

Charlottesville, VA. We are already a diverse community, but the IRC here offers this wealthy community an opportunity they may not otherwise encounter. Not least of all, the refugees who are living, finding work and support here are inspirational in my own charitable goals, as well as others around me I suspect.

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

assure that the diy.rescue.org website worked effectively. It is an easy tool to use for fundraising, but i spent a lot of time designing pages, looking up interesting facts about the region I wished to support, and posting it to my page only to find it had been erased later. Not such a big deal, but it would make the self-gratifying philanthropic aspect to an everyday student more appealing.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I wish to distance myself from a purposeless Christmas celebration. Instead I would like to help others, by giving to non-profits such as the IRC, but also changing my community by allowing individuals to reap the rewards of giving to an effectual committee.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Christmas

What would you tell others about this organization?

it is easy to donate, to start a campaign, and that I have personally seen them positively effect my community.

Role:  Donor & I raised money through diy.rescue.org.