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Review for Chaska Valley Family Theatre Inc, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I became involved with Chaska Valley Family Theatre 13 years ago and it has been one of the best things our family has ever done. We have had the opportunity to be on stage together, be backstage together, rehearse and play together.

The cast and crew for each of the 3-4 shows per year change but the experience of having something we are all working toward . . . to entertain our friends and neighbors creates a tremendous sense of satisfaction for everyone involved.

I ask myself, how many children get the opportunity to dare themselves to put on a costume and play alongside their parents and their parents adult friends? And how many adults dare to dream alongside their children. Growing facial hair or singing at the top of your lungs for the enjoyment of yourself and others . . .

Too often people feel the need to make their children participate in a variety of different activities that neither include their siblings or their parents. They learn about self-needs above others. With Chaska Valley Family Theatre, our family has been blessed to learn about living and acting with others of all ages and to do it with our family. Laughing together, crying together but mostly spending quality time together and performing for others.

Old or young, big or small, orange or blue . . .it doesn't matter. At CVFT, everyone is family. We are oh so grateful.

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Intellectual Takeout, Bloomington, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

ITO was the brain child of a 20 something year old over a decade ago. Simply said, he wanted to understand all sides of topics of interest of the day. The question was posed, "How can you make an intelligent decision about anything if you don't understand all sides of the issues"? That simple, basic question, was the beginning of the trail to the IntellectualTakeout.org that we know today.

Intellectual Takeout is an incredible tool for anyone that has even the slightest appetite for knowledge about issues that effect the world everyday. From "Global Warming" to the IRS targeting specific groups that perhaps do not see eye to eye with the current administration (regardless of the party affiliation).

With the advent of Google, Wikipedia and other online information sources, the ability to be "informed" is easier than ever, but it's Intellectual Takeout which separates the "wheat from the chaff" on the information super-highway. Whether you have 5 min or 5 hours, Intellectual Takeout can give you a snapshot or an in-depth analysis of the most relevant topics of the day. I find myself often running to Intellectualtakeout.org to make sure I fully understand an issue that may be dominating the airwaves. It is the most useful site on the internet today to remain informed in this ever changing world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member