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Review for Artists For World Peace Inc, Middletown, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since 1988, we - Leonard and Natasha Singer, licensed clinical social workers, in conjuction with a community of volunteers, has helped lead an annual food and clothing drive at Christmas time to an American Indian reservation in South Dakota. We have known Wendy Black Nasta for over 22 years and have witnessed her dream and vision come to fruition in Artists for World Peace. Led by Wendy, Artists for World Peace has been a major and important contributor to our annual food and clothing drive. Through Artists for World Peace, Wendy has organized an impressive group of volunteers including children and teachers from local schools and universities, boy and girl scout troups, local businesses, neighbors and families to come together to donate gifts, food, blankets, clothing and other much needed items, as well as the effort to sort, organize and help us pack these items in our truck that we drive out each year to South Dakota. Not only have they generously provided a major portion of donations to our annual drive to the reservation, but Artists for World Peace makes donations to local food banks at the same time. Wendy involves many different types of artists and artistic ventures to create ways to raise funds and inspire others to work for peace. Artists for World Peace is doing wonderful and much needed projects around the world, to help provide children with shoes, educational scholarships, and have "adopted" children from different parts of the world to help with living expenses. The way that local people are involved as volunteers, working with each other to bring all these ideas to action is so inspiring to see. Not only is Artists for World Peace becoming an important contributor to world peace through active projects, but is also a place where many are learning about generosity and selfless giving.

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

We have experienced the generosity and power of volunteer efforts organized and brought together by Artists for World Peace to help our annual food and clothing run to an American Indian reservation.

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

What we've enjoyed most about our experience working with Wendy, and AWP, is how she selflessly gives her time and energy to help so many, and how she inspires so many others to contribute, on a personal basis, to peace through action.

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

Wendy, some board members, and many volunteers including young and old.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would be better if I had more time to spend with Wendy and her volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funds to support their many important projects.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Lead an annual food and clothing drive to an American Indian Reservation.