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Review for Cheerful Givers, Eagan, MN, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

In 2008 I was new to my company and was looking for ways to connect with other employees. The e-mail I received to join the Cheerful Givers was the perfect opportunity to allow me to give back to the community and meet others at my new company. My first event was stationed in the lobby of our corporate headquarters. The tables were loaded with small gifts that were then assembled to provide birthday bags to kids that wouldn't otherwise receive them. The volunteers were happy and excited to pull the items together and we all shared stories over the bags as we circulated through the stacks of toys. Once we gathered the bags together and counted them -- we had almost 100 bags! For less than a half hours work we had provided 100 kids with a smile on their birthday. The books, toys and other items were simple and will bring lots of joy to these kids on their special day. What a simple way to give back to the community....thanks to all the volunteers who organize these efforts!

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

the commraderie of my co-workers doing this together and the joy of seeing the toys that the kids will receive!

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

very generous and friendly.

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

purchase more items to be packaged. I always feel like we could do more, but there are just not enough items to bag.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped to assemble birthday bags for underpriviledged kids.