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Review for NextStep Recycling, Eugene, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been affiliated with NextStep since 1999. During that time I have watched hundreds of community members change their lives as a result of being part of this amazing organization. David (names changed, of course), a wonderful man with fairly significant disabilities, who gained confidence and experience that allowed him to find full time employment. Rick, who travels through life in a motorized wheelchair due to severe CP, who worked at NextStep countless hours to procure computers for himself and his family members. Angie, who came here on TANFF, no confidence whatsoever--and now works as a computer technician. I could go on and on. NextStep is a community of caring and committed folks who go the extra mile for each other.

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Review for NextStep Recycling, Eugene, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for NextStep since the very beginnings, in 1999. What a place! Amazing. Everyone who comes for a tour is completely blown away. Wonderful staff, committed volunteers, incomparable results. NextStep keeps Lane County's ewaste out of the waste streams all the while giving people jobs, providing job and social skills training, and a "home" for some of Lane County's most marginalized members. Absolutely incredible.

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

terms of how transformed people are after having been trained there.

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

watching the way people thrive there, as well as all the invaluable environmental preservation work being done by everyone--and how proud they are of their work!

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

The staff go out of their way to treat people with care and respect. The training they provide is top drawer--it really, really matters to them that the people who come their for training get their best efforts.

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

Expand to Portland and provide similar services there. Expand the warehouse in Eugene, including a specialized training section for groups of folks who need a more "protected" training environment. Raise everyone's wages by 20% and hire more staff.

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About every week

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Role:  Volunteer & Mostly fundraising, but some job training, as well.