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Review for Eastwick Foundation, Ramsey, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Today, if a person is fortunate enough to attend a college or university, many graduate carrying enormous debt loads. Alternative professional aspirations, and where to hone them, are a very welcome alternative – for them as well as for those who are not university candidates. The Eastwick Schools offer such alternatives. As many of their former students can attest, they are by far the leader in this field in our area.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The recent death of former First Lady Barbara Bush brought back to the public eye her concern for adult literacy. During her time at the White House she spearheaded nationwide activities to encourage adults to increase their education levels and that of their children. 30 some years later, the literacy movement continues strong but without a figurehead. Individual organizations around the country have kept the momentum going – one of them being Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County. In the highly literate communities in which they work, Project Literacy is the only community-based agency offering free 1-on-1 adult basic literacy to the less-literate. Their students love them and some have been inspired to use their example to pay it forward. Their student Roseta said “Being a student of Project Literacy makes me try to be a better person. Watching all these people who dedicate their knowledge, their time, their money, makes me ask myself: what am I doing for helping others? I try to help others even on everyday simple things. In the future I look forward to volunteering and maybe I can make a difference in someone else’s life. Project Literacy is a wonderful program.”

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Anastasio was handcuffed in the courthouse, because he walked through a door marked “Do Not Enter”. A new immigrant, he couldn’t speak or read English, but after only one year working with a Project Literacy tutor, Anastasio now holds down a job and is studying for the New Jersey driver’s license test, all in English. This is an example of the fine work this group does for individuals and the communities in which they live.

Role:  Advisor
 

Review for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen people who could not speak any English work hard with their tutor to get to the point that they can now communicate, can hold a job, get a driver's license and read in English to their children. People who were on the fringe are now fully integrated into their communities.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Family Promise of Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting Family Promise of Bergen County for many years and am honored to be able to endorse their activities. The neediest among us are their constituents - either feeding homeless individuals at the county shelter, sheltering homeless families temporarily down on their luck, helping them get back on their feet with professional family case managers or giving homeless children two weeks of fun in the late summer sun. We often forget how lucky we are - until we see ourselves in the faces of these families.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Free the Kids Inc, Greensboro, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In a country over run by failure, this is a true success story. 600 orphaned and vulnerable children no longer face illiteracy, ill health and potential early death. 1,600 more young Haitians get free education, food and basic health care.

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