My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA
I am a survivor and a former board member who has seen the pivotal role LBBC makes in the lives of people affected by breast cancer. Whether I was in the throes of chemotherapy or had a hard decision to make about surgical options, LBBC was there with information and support to give me confidence. In the years since my treatment, LBBC remains a go-to for updates on new hormonal therapies, healthy lifestyle recommendations, ways to talk with children, and other issues that arise.
Having served on the board, I know how well managed LBBC is as an organization, with longstanding and respected professionals led by CEO Jean Sachs. Having earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator since 2005 and served by a medical advisory board of experts from the nation's top cancer centers, LBBC's guides, webinars, and other materials serve its constituents well.
These photos are from Reach & Raise: Yoga for a Reason, LBBC's annual fundraiser on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and held in other cities). It's just one of the high-touch ways LBBC makes its constituents feel supported as part of a community. LBBC reaches 500,000 people a year through its programs and materials and a volunteer-staffed Helpline. Whenever I hear that someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, I connect them to LBBC.ORG. I know then, that they won't feel alone or uninformed.
Review for JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia, PA, USA
After volunteering for 5 years with the Career Strategies program of JEVS Human Services, I joined the board this year. The more I learn about JEVS, the more I am impressed with the breadth and quality of the programming. The culture is uniformly positive and professional. Creativity and effective use of resources go hand in hand. This photo shows a group of us who volunteered to enhance a residence that JEVS manages for adults with mental health needs. Others volunteer with Project WOW to prepare young people for interviews and job success; others have helped employees learn how to navigate the workplace with network and negotiation skills. JEVS is a treasured partner in the Philadelphia region, teaching skills at the Orleans Technical Institute, providing trained and reliable employees to local businesses, and helping people leaving jail or rehab to acclimate to a new life.