My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Face in the Mirror Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
I was very excited to go to Face in the Mirror. I have attended one time and I probably will never go again. After lunch for the rest of the two hours the facilitator wept and begged those in attendance for money. I felt this was extremely inappropriate to beg clients for money as everyone there was either a patient or a caregiver. I felt like I was supposed to pay for being there and the service was not free as advertised. When people are sick and this is supposed to make you feel better, no one wants to feel like you owe them for their time and false sense of concern for your welfare. I would definitely not recommend this group to any person going through serious medical issues.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
As the founder and operating the Mission 10 years ; pampering over 40,000 patients to date, we made this Mission one that would be and is, totally complementary. For 8 years thousands have attended the FIM tea. All for free. I regret you had the impression that FIM would be charging for the tea? Sadly, making you feel uncomfortable. Our pledge... as long as we can, is NO one pays for teas, products, service, nothing! As you found out, our tea was free, as is the valet who parks your car, a bag of $300.00 worth of free products, if you needed one, a wig if needed, scarves, hats, and all the follow up service. Possibly we would be better off financially if we did charge. But against many of my board members wishes and recommendations, we have made it this far by donations and sponsors, miracles, and taking another job to keep it open! If I am not mistaken, you attended one of our teas At this one were very excited in planning for 100 patients to have a special afternoon, and to walk down a runway, get a new outfit and sign up so we could find a donor to pay their way. It was suggested if anyone could find a sponsor ...all the better. No one did and we found 100 patients a seat @$100 each. Our world would be perfect if all good things came free. In the case of Face in the Mirror, it is our Mission, promise, and commitment. Your story is one of a kind. Wishing you all good things :).