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Review for Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children, West Chester, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Friends Association for nearly three years now and it's been a fabulous opportunity to give back to the community. I help write and mail out the monthly client newsletter working closely with Rob Henry. When I first started volunteering, my own life was in a rocky and uncertain stage. I went out of my comfort zone and with encouragement from Robin Meixner, I found out that helping others usually leads to helping yourself.
There is a closeness here at Friends Association and a real sense of gratitude and appreciation. Just last month Amy Descovich organized a wonderful volunteer appreciation open house. There was delicious food, great conversation and a chance to meet and mingle with other volunteers. There are so many families struggling and in need and I feel honored to be a part of The Friends Association solution. The goal is to help families get back on their feet. Providing emergency housing is definitely a big part of the equation, but by also teaching the clients life skills such as budgeting and finding a job, Friends Association is able to help create a sense of pride and independence for the clients. I know I am not only needed, but also very much appreciated by the staff at Friends Association.
The laughter and light heartedness here at Friends Association makes volunteering easy and I'm happy to be a part of the Friends family.

Role:  Volunteer