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Review for Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first have to tell you that no one asked me to write this review.
My family and I recently relocated to Arlington, WA. I wanted my 10 year old children to experience the joys of long term volunteering so I signed us up to feed shelter cats one day a week. We signed up with Purrfect Pals, the oldest no-kill cat shelter in the area. The more I have gotten to know Purrfect Pals, the more highly I think of them. This organization has been around, thanks to the auspices of one woman, since 1988 and over 27 thousand cats have been adopted. No cat, whether adoptable or not, is unwanted. All all cared for and every adoption is celebrated. What more can I say about an organization that holds a birthday party (with smelly wet cat food birthday cakes) for their leukemia cats each year?
Please support this organization and their hard work. If you can't adopt a cat, please virtually adopt one. Send money in for a cat that can't be adopted and know that you are helping, one animal at a time. If you'd like to learn more, please check out their website at
Thanks for reading,

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

the experience of my children. We have volunteered in the past for single time events and I wanted them to learn the joy of long term volunteering. I have celebrated the adoption of a single cat, mourned the loss of another and reveled in unabashed love from cats who didn't have a chance.

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

have the money to build more buildings and hire on more wonderful staff.

Role:  Volunteer & get mobbed by 13 FIV+ cats and experienced trilling for love.

Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Last October I was challenged by a friend to participate in the NaNoWriMo event in November. I screwed up my courage and wrote a 50,000 word novel for the sheer joy of writing. In the throws of my creative excitement, I submitted some query letters for a novel I had already completed. Amazingly enough, I received a response three weeks ago from my query. I would not have had the commitment to submit a query, much less write an unedited book without the support of The Office of Letters and Light. Will I consider looking toward publishers for my novels? Yes. Will I participate in next year's NaNoWriMo? You had better believe it. A wonderful organization, a wonderful experience that gave me the faith to continue to write. I thank them.

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

developing the faith in my writing. I have a publishing house response from one manuscript and am 20,000 words into my next novel.

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

have a presence in Arlington, WA. I was unable to participate in many of the write-in events because of travel.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I wrote a 50,000 page manuscript and I enjoyed it.