My Nonprofit Reviews

Karen86 - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits

Karen86

209 profile views
3 reviews

Review for Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., Sylmar, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I LOVE the horses at Saffyre Sanctuary and the work that we do there. I am there 5 days a week and have been volunteering for 2 ½ years. I have learned so much from my work there from the horses and the people I work with. I have seen people change and horses change is such positive ways. Horses really are natural healers. I hope everyone will consider coming to work with us and enjoy the outdoors and the connection that you can't help but feel when joining this magical small herd of teachers.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., Sylmar, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was searching for a place that needed my help when I found Saffyre Sanctuary on line. I had been taking lessons on horse care but I was still a novice. Esta put me to work right away and she and the horses have taught me something new everyday. There is nothing better than learning by doing. I really feel valued by the organization and I feel like I'm making a difference. I love my time there so much I go four days a week.

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

Give it more money!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Youth Musical Theater Company, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I saw this group's work for the first time this month when I attended their production of West Side Story. This age group is the future, which is of course an overused phrase, but I was truly thrilled for the future of Music Theatre. I had two friends involved with the show so while I was visiting from LA, my family and I wanted to be supportive. I'm a Music Theatre actress/singer with Broadway credits, my husband is a composer and my daughter attends a performing arts high school in LA. We were all so impressed and so pleased that we happened to be in town during the run of the show. We had a delightful evening and were so taken with the attention to details and the acting commitment of the company. We cared about the characters and felt a true cohesiveness in the company as actors and as characters. What a lucky group of young adults to be a part of this company with what is undoubtably a group of dedicated professionals calling the shots. If I lived in the area I would love to be a part of what is going on in this company. Seeing talented kids like this is invigorating and reminds me of why I got into this business in the first place. It's exciting to see them at this stage with so much ahead of them. Bravo to all involved!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field