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Review for Society For The Improvement Of Conditions For Stray Animals, Kettering, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My partner's dog passed away while on vacation. I had to take of the animal and did so without a problem. We were down to one dog which was okay. Later that same year, my friend's brother passed away. Not intending to get another dog, my partner went to SICSA to show her niece how the organization takes care of animals. A shy little puppy in a cage came over to both of them and put her paw through the cage to contact my partner. The puppy had been rescued and was looking for a new home. My partner waited a few days and went back to see if the shy puppy was still there. The puppy was there and a hold for a week was put on the puppy. SICSA required that the current dog and puppy meet to be sure the two of them would get along. I arranged for the meeting and the two eventually became best friends. About four years ago, we brought three day old kittens into the household and the former puppy took care of them like a mother would. The shy puppy has grown to be a loving and protective dog. All through the help of SICSA.

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Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for In2Books (ePals Foundation), Herndon, VA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

This program pairs a volunteer with a student. You are connected only through email. You and the student share information about family, hobbies, interests, etc. in an opening letter. The website (In2Books) provides guidance about what to write in your letters and templates for letters. This sharing of informaiton is continued throughout the entire program. Once you have gotten to know the student, the student then selects a book to read. The book is available from many sources and I get my copy from the local library. After reading the book, an email about the book is sent to the student. The exchange of emails about the book continues until the next book is selected. This year was slightly different as the last reading was a magazine rather than a book. I think this was a great idea. It introduced the student to new published media and provided a wider variety of subjects. I shall continue to be a part of this program and enjoy connectng with a student even thourgh it is for a short period of time.

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Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer