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Review for Savvy Giving By Design Inc, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated and volunteered in different capacities for Savvy Giving by Design for several years. I was a Board Member for 1 year. The work that the Savvy team does for children who are facing a medical crisis, and the effect of that work on the entire family, is something to behold. Savvy Giving puts smiles on faces and warms the hearts of families during the most difficult times imaginable. Siblings, who often get somewhat sidelined during the crisis, are not forgotten. Savvy makes sure that each child in the family is blessed with the gift of a new space.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for SOLE Effects, Poway, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the community foundation that helped fund this program in a local high school, I can not say enough about the issues that SOLE Effects addresses in our overly stressed student population. Using trained college students as peer mentors, they are addressing the the toxic brew of negative emotions including academic and sports pressure, stress, worthlessness, inferiority, competitive angst, parental expectations, etc. that are plaguing so many young people today. The program's first year was so successful that the principal made it his goal that every student in the high school should pass through this program. The staff that started and implement the program are all highly qualified and dedicated professionals from the education and psychology fields. I am very proud to have played a small part in bringing this much needed focus to the local high school.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Savvy Giving By Design Inc, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization started as a grass roots effort by a local interior designer. Through the savvy use of social media and a tireless commitment to this work, Susan has been able to mobilize the community to donate money and items to help bring comfort and joy to children and their families as the kids go through the harrowing long-term cancer treatments. The spaces she designs for these kids, and their siblings, are truly magnificent and have inspired a whole community to pitch in. To see the joy on the faces of these families when their new spaces are revealed is priceless. I was inspired to become more actively involved after watching their efforts and results via the videos and photos that were posted on social media.

Role:  Board Member