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Review for Make A Wish Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Make a Wish is an incredible organization that made our last family trip together the most extraordinary, memorable, incredible vacation our family has ever experienced. We went to the British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland. Both my husband and son were diagnosed with high-risk cancer 6 months apart. (My was treated City of Hope and my husband was treated at UCLA Medical Center across town.) This wish granted my son turned out to be our last trip as a family because my husband suddenly died from a complication from his leukemia. It was such an amazing trip for both my husband and son who love golf. It was made even better by Melissa Joan Hart who provided four passes to the hospitality tent for our family. It was simply wonderful! I will be eternally grateful to Make a Wish for this incredible memory for our family!

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Cars 4 Causes, Ventura, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I am a CEO of another nonprofit and came to this organization with a compelling reason to help a family who's 2-year-old daughter was dying in the intensive care unit at City of Hope when their car was repossessed. Not only did Cars 4 Causes say they were unable to secure a car for the family, they said they would not be able to provide a car even if the family waited 6 months for it! I don't believe Cars 4 Causes is a credible organization and certainly does NOT provide cars to people in need. They also pay a very small amount of money to charities who donate cars to them. They do not make it worth your while to work with them or ask them to help those in need. My question is why do they call themselves a charity when they do little to no charitable work.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

We want to respond and let you know that we hear you and we understand your concern. Throughout our 17 year history, we receive an average of 300 requests for vehicles per month and while we do our very best to meet this need, regrettably, we are not able to meet them all. On the occasions where we do give vehicles, it’s of utmost importance that they be safe and reliable. The majority of vehicles we process do not meet this criteria. Additionally, the bulk of our inventory is allocated to be sold on behalf of the charities we serve. We are a charity because our programs provide a public benefit. Agreed, it is a very expensive program to run, we wish we could give every penny away – idealism and practicality often conflict. To date we are honored and proud to have supported nearly 18,000 purpose-driven charities, each now closer to reaching their objectives of serving their respective constituents.