My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pandora Org, Traverse City, MI, USA
I received the most beautiful red and white throw quilt from Covered in Love (one of the services provided by Pandora) at a most difficult time in my life. I have a chronic illness called M. E. which had progressed to the point where I couldn't work anymore. No matter how much I willed my body to function, it was like trying to get a car to start with a dead battery.
My doctor could see how much I was struggling, and indicated it was time to medically retire. I was risking my life by continuing to try to push forward. It was devastating news because I loved my job as a school counselor. I was no longer able to do what had been my passion, and to be productive in the world in the way I so desired. Financial worries loomed like thunder clouds overhead. My life seemed very bleak and limited at that time.
That amazing gift arrived at such the right moment. I cried out of sheer joy when I read the beautiful note which described how with every stitch there was much love sewn into that quilt. What had been such a moment of despair had been turned into such a moment filled with overflowing love!! It hasn't been quite a year yet since I received my quilt, but every time I see that gorgeous quilt or wrap myself up in it, love and joy abound.
Pandora has also offered meals at a very difficult time when my husband had been in the hospital for 11 days. He was now home, and I was literally on my own with out much help from the outside world. My husband who usually was the caretaker and did the food shopping was obviously unable to do so at this time. He was recuping from his surgery and unable to drive. I was in a vulnerable sutuation. I had exhausted the little energy I had, yet we had run out of food. I wasn't capable of going out shopping at that time. Pandora stepped in and offered to send us frozen prepared meals. I will always be indebted to them for that offer!!
I have seen how Pandora has so generously made the lives of others much better by the services it provides my patient community!!! Many are isolated, homebound, and without help. Thank you, Pandora, for always seeming to step in at the right moment !!!