My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for USA Thinking Team - Making Ethics Easy To Understand, covington, , USA
In March, 2016, my daughter Liz was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She was living in Asheville, NC with my 18-year-old grandson Austin, and I was living in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. I knew Liz would need my financial support as well as my moral support, and when I shared my concerns with my new Ajijic friend Sydney, she immediately offered to hold a fundraiser for my daughter, whom she had never met. I was so surprised and grateful, and even more so when, even though I had already left for the USA, Sydney and other friends raised $1,000 (about $18,000 pesos!) to help cover my daughter's expenses. None of the people who attended the event knew my daughter, and many did not know me either, but they knew that if Sydney was going to put on a show for our benefit, they would be there! I'll never forget the kindness that was showed to us, and the work that went into producing a wonderful show. I bless Sydney and the USA Thinking Team for their help in our time of crisis.
Review for Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis, TN, USA
In 2009, I helped The Food Bank with their work on a national food survey. We interviewed people at local food distribution centers around the Mid-South area: local food pantries get food from Memphis and give it to peopl e in need. In talking with the clients, I learned how great the need really is in this time of economic hardship. One question on the survey was, "What was your total family income last year?" I was shocked when one woman responded, "$62,000." There was no money coming in now and she was feeding her family any way she could: food stamps, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc. The Mid-South Food Bank was helping to keep her children fed, the most basic of human needs. The food pantries we visited all had nothing but praise the The Food Bank. It was great working with them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way that mid-south food pantries are appreciative of the food that is provided for distribution to their local clients by the Mid-South Food Bank.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
not change a thing.