My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Dfw Pug Rescue Club Inc, Grapevine, TX, USA
My petsitters, Tim and Glynna work tirelessly for this organization. They are the proud pet parents of 10 Pugs, and spend their "free time" fostering, saving and helping pugs get to their furever homes. This organization does the most wonderful rescues of puppy mill dogs and older dogs given up due to age and medical issues. However, when they post the adoptions of the most abused and neglected animals, the smiles on the dogs' faces and their new parents is just so uplifting. This organization is one of the most compassionate with regards to the pugs, and assure all the rescued animals a loving home...they even rescue dogs of other breeds and provide them with the love and nurture all animals deserve. I cannot think of a better organization, and especially Tim and Glynna for their dedication and unwavering love for the pugs
Review for Allies Haven Animal Rescue, Fort Worth, TX, USA
I cannot tell you the wonderful work this organization does. My two dogs were abandoned, one horribly abused, and they pulled them and sent them to a wonderful foster home with Shelli and Chris. My first dog since I was 10 arrived 1 year ago...Hank. He was tied up at a boarding facility and after a year with no one claiming him and him shutting down, they called Allies Haven and they came and got him. He was returned 3 times and considered unadoptable due to his biting a male owner who they think raised his voice to this man's wife. He remained at his foster home for over 1.5 years, until I saw him and called them. I am a cat owner with 3 cats. I met Hank and asked for him to come to the house. The day he came he never left. He is a mother hen to all the cats and is so protective of them. Six months after arriving, I thought he needed a companion, and went back to the foster home where they had my Maude. She was terrified of other dogs and humans, but she saw Hank and the pair was formed. They had to carry Maude in to the house where she shook violently until she saw Hank. She has never left. Maude is the fawn colored dog and Hank is the black and white dog. I have watched and attended many functions and see the care and love that this organization gives to the animals, the gentleness of them with the most vulnerable, and I would love for them to be recognized for all their efforts.
Review for Delancey Street Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
chunhsia - Let me assure you that your questioning is understood, but unfounded. In 1997, when I graduated from college with a Criminal Justice degree, I contacted Delancy Street after watching an episode of 60 Minutes discuss this organization. I was granted what few people are, entrance to Delancy Street and a tour. I work in probation today and have a masters in Criminal Justice. This organization does what no other does, and that is make the offender accountable for their actions. They took people who kept reoffending and going back to prison repeatedly, and taught them another way. They have "locked" apartments for the first year people, and yes their rules are strict, as another other treatment facility. The offender has to go to school to finish high school or on to college if they want. They have a restaurant, award winning, where the prison begins at the bottom rung and works their way up to manager to teach them every aspect of the job. The same with their moving company, printing business and wedding business. The current facility was designed by an offender who graduated from college with a degree in architecture. Offenders run the entire place, and no one who has not offended can work there. They are in almost every major city with a prison facility to accommodate the families visiting. After the first year, if the offender is working the program, they move to an unlocked apartment in the complex and have no restrictions. I work in TX, and there is nothing like this. The premise of Delancy Street was no government involvement. You see, a government facility cannot mandate that a prisoner attend school or work. So when you find someone leaving a facility after 10, 15, 20 or longer years, they have no idea what a cell phone is, very little familiarity with the internet, the latest trends, or any job skill. They are given, at most, $300 a black garbage sack and told not to come back. There is no counseling offered for the rapes the prisoner has endured in prison, the lack of social skills, the lack of any accountability of getting up and being on time for work or school, and they have never accounted to anyone except the prison boss. Delancy Street is and was the most positive place I have visited in my 20 years in this business. I feel if every prison were run the way they run Delancy Street, we would not have the recidivism rate we do now, and we would not have as angry former prison population living outside of prison today.