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sbarbieri

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Review for Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After retiring from SCS, I have volunteered for over 15 years. I see families that despite working three jobs have trouble making ends meet. One unexpected medical or car repair bill means they can¹t pay their rent or utility bill. Many seniors face staggering medical and prescription bills not covered by Medicare. Without financial aid and food, they face eviction, utility disconnections, and untreated medical problems. I was very moved by an 82 year old woman, who came for help for the first time in her life. She said, "By the time you have to ask for help, you¹re already depressed. Coming to a cheery place with caring people let¹s you keep your dignity."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

response to skyrocketing need. I've seen the budget grow from $400,000 to $2.7 million, with fewer paid staff and more volunteers.

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

people of all ages and from all backgrounds working together to help those in need our own community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & At 85 years old, I help coordinate the family and senior food programs and do whatever else I can to help out.