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Review for Sunday Friends Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Sunday Friends works with over 900 families in need in San Jose, California. These are the families who demonstrate program after program that they prefer to earn what they need and to give back to their community rather than to receive mere handouts. The parents care deeply that their children experience the satisfaction of giving; they don't want them to self-identify as charity cases. They want their children's lives to be different from their own on-going struggle for day-to-day survival.

It is a joy to help the families who are working so hard to help themselves. That is why I have volunteered with Sunday Friends for the past 14 years. Janis

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping struggling families build confidence, practical life skills, healthier self-identities and positive futures. I see parents learn to mentor their children and support their success in school. I see children develop a love for learning and a belief that they can succeed. I see families work together to earn what they need, replacing the habitual desperate survival tactics that served them previously with honest productivity and pride.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

raise enough money to expand the programming to new locations to include more families and communities.

Role:  Board Member & I have planned programs, written grants, thanked donors and much more over the years.