My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Cradles to Crayons, Brighton, MA, USA
I've volunteered several times at the Philadelphia location with my former employer. The corporate sponsor days are a great way to show up with a huge group of people, tackle some big tasks, and help lots of kids! I love the backpack program every year which supplies kids with a backpack stuffed with school supplies in August before school starts. This year I was able to send a few handmade cards which also get included in each backpack. They also have offsite drop off locations which are posted on their Facebook page for convenient weekend drop offs. (They came to an Old Navy only a few miles from my house on a Saturday and I was able to donate any size small women's clothing to this program instead of a generic donation recipient.) Passionate people and great cause!
Review for City Of Elderly Love, Harleysville, PA, USA
This is a GREAT animal rescue group. It is completely foster based and they pull elderly cats and dogs from shelters that otherwise would have a very hard time getting adopted. I adopted my pitt bull mix in November of 2014 and she is such a joy. They gave her a complete medical tune-up before putting her up for adoption and the foster mom was so incredibly helpful with a few behavioral and dog licensing questions I had in the months after my adoption. The foster families give so much for these amazing animals and it's wonderful to be able to get some background on a pet's likes, dislikes, quirks etc from someone who really knows them before adopting. It's also very nice that most foster homes have both cats and dogs, so it's easy to know whether a dog is truly cat friendly or vice versa. Really great organization all around!
Review for Soldiers' Angels, San Antonio, TX, USA
Soldier's Angels leaders are incredibly helpful with questions about how the different programs work. Different volunteer groups allow you to choose a form of soldier/veteran support that best fits your desired time and financial commitments. I've adopted two soldiers over the years, done the card writing team, and most recently joined the sewing and craft team. Volunteers also share ideas, questions, knowledge, and pictures of crafted items/ care package contents within Facebook groups. It's nice to see what everyone else is working on despite being very geographically diverse. All around a GREAT organization to support an amazing group of people.