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Review for POTTERS FOR PEACE, Boulder, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've donated to this organization several times (though not as much as I'd like, being only a grad student). I learned about them from another research group testing their drinking water filter pots. I especially like that they train others to set up self-sustaining filter facilities, instead of simply giving out pots without guidance. I've heard from many sources that working with communities this way is the best way to help!

I've also purchased a product off their website and donated to have a card sent to a friend, and both items were handled well.

Finally, I greatly respect the leadership for taking very little salary and putting most funds toward good works (according to their tax forms). While I don't choose charities based on this, it does show how invested they are in their work.

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Role:  Donor

Review for Angels For Hope, Elizabethtown, PA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I wish I could give this organization five stars. I volunteered for nearly three years, crocheting and mailing angels to help give others hope and comfort. I love the work they do and believe they are genuinely helping others and have great intentions. Reading the appreciative comments left by recipients on their guestbook was what motivated me to join. So, it made me sad that when I sent a polite volunteer withdrawal notice, I received a very callous response and not a single kind word for three years toward an organization that asks more of its volunteers than most others. All they cared about was the fact that I hadn't been able to complete my one last angel assignment. I would have overlooked the lack of appreciation, but to be treated disdainfully was beyond unnecessary. How could I consider returning after this?

Overall, I think the actual work done makes a good impact, and my experience was mostly ok. I don't want anyone to personally feel bad because they seem like mostly nice people, but I hope they'll remember to treat their volunteers more thoughtfully.

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A lot

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Quite well

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Role:  Volunteer