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Mattie Wheeler

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Review for Opportunity Fund, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Having volunteered with Opportunity Fund for a year, I can attest to the difference that it really makes in the lives of Bay Area residents. The Bay Area is one of the most expensive areas to live in the US, and Opportunity Fund is extremely helpful to lower income residents. However, it is not just helpful in that it provides loans - it also provides financial education and helps people save money for bigger investments, something they might not be able to do on their own. I volunteered at an Opportunity Fund evening benefit where guests included partners and IDA clients. Everyone seemed so committed to building a community.

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

the significant number of people who have been able to turn their lives around in a very real way.

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

court big donors

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting all the people who make it happen

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

gregarious and charming, always willing to help or explain something about the organization and really believed in what they were doing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even bigger impact upon the number of low income families able to live with dignity and self sufficiency.

Ways to make it better...

I had known a little more about the organization before volunteering

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the word out about how it works

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Role:  Volunteer & I volunteered at an event and have been an intern in the PR division.