My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Beverly Bootstraps , Beverly, MA, USA
My wife and I have been supporters of Bootstraps for many years, so when I retired several years ago I was pleased to join the Bootstraps Board. I have long been impressed with the range of services Bootstraps provides, from food assistance in many forms, to high school equivalency degree programs to basic financial literacy, to English for speakers of other languages. These are all designed to boost clients' abilities to sustain themselves and be confident in providing for, and steering their children.
With more of an "insiders'" view now, I am struck by the lengths Bootstraps goes to create a warm and welcoming environment, and to make programs accessible to people in hours that work for them, even providing child care services while the parents are in classes. Bootstraps helps each client create their own "action plan" and truly does work to tailor assistance to each clients' specific needs. This requires many, many volunteers, but simultaneously provides a valuable and gratifying experience for clients and volunteers alike.
We are blessed to have Bootstraps thriving in our community, and integrating so well with other service providers in Beverly.