My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Birch Community Services Inc, Portland, OR, USA
Birch Community Services fills a much-needed gap in helping the community. I have found BCS to be amazing in so many respects - I've recommended it to any one I know who is struggling financially. The staff members are helpful, up-beat, and friendly. But really, what makes the organization run, and run so much better than any other I've ever encountered, are the volunteers! The structure of the program - having those who are receiving, giving back, is almost a revolutionary concept. By requiring service, then they empower people, rather than just giving them a handout. For the most part, the volunteers are so happy to be there and help that they work very hard. The amount of gratitude is evident in people's attitudes when they serve and when they receive. BCS also teaches financial classes (which SHOULD be taught in all high school curriculums!!!). I wish more organizations could follow the structure and example of BCS.