My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for In A Perfect World Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I had the pleasure of volunteering for In a Perfect World’s summer 2019 backpack drive for inner-city children in Los Angeles. The event was beautifully coordinated and executed, with many donations, volunteers and projects to be organized simultaneously. Everything ran like clockwork, including a large number of children participating in multiple activity stations. A good deal of responsibility was delegated to a talented group of “teen ambassadors” who were articulate, well-informed and took command of their respective posts in a professional manner AND with great compassion and kindness for the volunteers and youth participants alike. IAPW has clearly invested in the development of many fine ambassadors, a great benefit to the organization, as well as to the personal development and enrichment of the ambassadors themselves. IAPW has a remarkable structure of training and empowering its volunteer and ambassador staff starting from within the organization, that seamlessly extends out to serve and empower children both locally and internationally. I loved seeing the direct benefits to the youth we were serving since this volunteer opportunity relied on real, hands-on, person to person contact that many other volunteer opportunities do not offer. Overall IAPW is an incredibly effective, efficient and big-hearted organization that holistically addresses the needs of underserved children worldwide. Bravo IAPW, and many thanks for the opportunity to participate!!