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laurie01

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Review for MITZVAH CIRCLE FOUNDATION, Harleysville, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Every once in a while one will come across a selfless human being with a refreshing, innovative idea which challenges and reframes everything we know about social service work. Fran Held built Mitzvah Circle Foundation because she knows the value of a person does not decrease because his/or needs are unique and do not fit within systematized eligibility criteria. As a client and a nonprofit professional, my life is a testament to how individualized services can address the most desperate of emergencies, while simultaneously helping to build and and empower new leaders. I commend and thank Fran and everyone affiliated with MCF. Your generosity was not a donation, it was a legacy in justice and kindness.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Bridge to Hope, Homestead, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It is a pleasure to write this review for Bridge to Hope as I am deeply grateful for Vanessa Tinsley's assistance. I am a nonprofit professional, and a client experiencing homelessness. While every story is unique, I have none of the general precursors to homelessness, and my needs often go unmet because they do not fit within systematized eligibility criteria. Trying to secure a new job when one cannot meet the most basic of human needs only extends the time frame of homelessness. When I contacted Vanessa for assistance, I explained I had been living in an airport for a good part of a month waiting for services and a friend had agreed to assist temporarily; however, my friend was also struggling and food would benefit us both. Due to the nature of this housing arrangement, I did not have shelter documentation to substantiate homelessness. Vanessa's demeanor over the phone was kind, supportive, objective, and she offered a "no questions asked" solution: plenty of food for us both on that same day. After we loaded my cart with groceries and toiletry items, Vanessa spent an hour talking with me about my story, and we spoke as fellow women and human beings. Thank you to everyone affiliated with Bridges to Hope. Your assistance is not a "donation"; it is an act of justice and kindness.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Mujeres Unidas En Justicia Educacion Y Refforma Inc, Homestead, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

MUJER is a cohesive organization with a long-standing history for providing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to advocacy, service, and treatment of those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence. Our innovative programs are designed to address a wide range of needs, consistently producing measurable outcomes. Moving beyond secrecy, silence and shame, MUJER is a catalyst for empowerment in Southern Miami-Dade county.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our clients' stories, originating from being victims of a violent crime to overcoming insurmountable odds and thriving as empowered survivors, speak for themselves. It is an honor to witness their truth, and serve as a Board member.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I have worked to help enusre MUJER has the means to continue to provide services to each individual in need of our assistance.