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Review for Friendship Community- heART of Friendship, Lititz, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Mother of one of the heARTists and wife of a community artist, I volunteer twice/monthly to weekly. Most recently, February 2010, I have helped at Thursday heART classes that run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is wonderful to see the joy and satisfaction of these Friendship Community artists as they create paintings that have been entered in contests, made into card form, and/or sold. It is wonderful to see them develop their special interests and art forms, and to see them improve or perfect those special interests over time. It is wonderful to see their smiling eyes and the satisfaction on their faces, knowing they are growing and creating in ways that they have not had opportunity in the past. It is wonderful when the heArtists, staff and volunteers develop friendshios and care for one another. Tucker has so overwhelmingly given of herself in putting this program together and in keeping it on track, and having far exceded the time-frame goals. Friendship Community and families, the Ephrata community and Lancaster County, and residents and caregivers from as far as Reading and Harrisburg have benefitted from this wonderful endeavor!

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

seeing my son take pride in his accomplishments. Autistic, finding verbal self-expression very difficult, he took great pride expressing,via cocomputer his benefits from this program: sold some pieces, displayed at shows, & won at least one award

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

the way it has enhansed the indivuals self-concepts, and their satisfaction in what they accomplish.

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

dedicated & completely committed. I see commitment & genuine caring for one another. I see staff and volunteers bringing in supplies, books, pictures and other materials that enhance individual heARTists particular interests & goals

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

WOW! They could hire enough staff, and still keep the volunteers, and expand the program to bless and benefit even more indivuals!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & assisted heARTists, manned gallery, arranged displays, housekeeping tasks, etc.