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Review for Good News Partners, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I live about a mile away from Good News Partners. For years I've admired their work to help homeless families get on their feet. In recent years Good News folks and some of us in my church community decided the time had come to build bridges between our two groups. We planned a series of large picnics that brought together lots of families living at Good News with many single and married folks in our community. The fellowship was lively and relaxed and it built many bridges. I and others got involved in volunteer roles and began working out ways for ongoing cooperation that would be mutually beneficial--sharing of ministries, expertise, work projects, etc. Now we're involved with many other congregations that are supporting Good News work to buy, fix up, and rent units in a large apartment building in that neighborhood.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the lively give and take between people of all different ethnic, class and educational backgrounds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated persons who brought their own life experience into their work with others who needed a helping hand.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy more property and staff it so as to multiply the current very strong ministry to scores of families and individuals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & I interviewed several families in the transitional housing shelter and connected them with a nearby daycare center I know. I got Good News a part-time coordinator for their after-school tutoring program.