My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Homework Hotline, Nashville, TN, USA
My connection both up close and remotely goes a long way back. My father-in-law was on the board when it was still establishing itself in the mid 90's. Fast forward about 15 years and I was contacted by the director for some professional services with my company. She had been referred to me by my father-in-law and I learned a little about what Homework Hotline did. At that time, I didn't give it much thought and forgot about it for about another year or 18 months. It was when I was in an office supply store that I ran into the director again and it quickly hit me how passionate the organization and her, the director, were about helping kids. She was loading up shopping carts full of school supplies to have on hand as give-aways/rewards to the students the worked with. When I approached her and she remembered who I was, I offered to purchase the entire cart of supplies as a donation to the organization. The director then told me she still had a few other stores she was scheduled to visit but they were not near by. One was 40 miles away but it would not deter her from getting the best things she could for her students. When I say "her students" I mean she treats these anonymous kids on the other end of the phone as if they were her children. She and the rest of the organization make unbelievable sacrifices and efforts above and beyond the call of duty to give the kids they interact with the absolute best they can offer.
This sense of purpose and passion led to my interest in being on the board of directors and establishing a corporate sponsorship. Having spent a couple of years on the board, I can say even more today that I am proud to be on the board of such a wonderful organization. The good of the children they serve comes before anything else. The sacrifices made both personally and professionally that the director, teachers/tutors, assistants, and volunteers is amazing. I see far more of my money making it to the kids than I could have even imagines. In a world now with many bloated admin budgets for non-profits, they are doing it the way it should be done.
Give to Homework Hotline and you will never regret a single dime.