My Nonprofit Reviews

Serenity - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits


246 profile views
2 reviews

Review for Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered her for almost two years. I adopted one of my kitties here. This organization is an amazing shelter with amazing people. The love they have for the cats is amazing. This isn't just another place to find a cat to bring home. The cats who are here have been honestly cared for. No challenge is just given up on. Purrfect Pals has both FELV and FIV positive cats, who would have been put down in a normal shelter. They aren't the cats people adopt. They aren't the ones people drop a hundred dollers on to take home. Yet, Purrfect Pals keeps them, spending money to make them comfortable and happy as long as they are there.
If you're ever in the area, stop by and see. Ask the volunteers who spend their days there about the cats. I bet you that each volunteer has their special favorites in that shelter, and can tell you everything about that cat.
It's love that keeps us volunteering and love that helps those cats find the perfect home.

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

My own kitty was a rescue from them. She had been terrorized as a kitten by cruel owners and seperated from her brother at a very tender age. She was tiny and scared when we brought her home, and now she is a giant ball of love. And occasionally, we still get a letter from the adoption councler at purrfect pals. Because she remembers our kitty and wants to know how it goes. Because she card.

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

Make more room for cats. The shelter is too small and there are too many cats who need their love. Also, I think it would be nice to have more volunteers. Neither of things the shelter themselves can do, lacking both funds and hands, but thats the only thing wrong with them.

Role:  Volunteer & I cleaned cages and socialized with cats.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I've done NaNoWriMo with The Office of Letters and Light for two years now, and the truth is that it's crazy! This year I was dealing with a death in the family and I seriously considered dropping out. It was probably the best excuse in the world to drop out of something that takes so much time, energy and heart. Still, I didn't do it. Not because I felt up to it, but because I could. I COULD write a novel. I COULD write that novel in 30 days. Who cares if it's crud and I never let it see the daylight?
I COULD do it and I can. As demented as it sounds, having pushed myself to do this, reguardless of the situation, makes me feel strong. If I can do this in a month, what can I do in a year? What's stopping me?
November is one of my favorite months out of the year* and The Office of the Letters and the Light makes that happen

*November is my favorite 11/12ths of the year. During the actual month of November, I am too busy cursing and fighting the word count to have any favorites.

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

The Office of Letters and Light is a wonderful way of being creative without any creative ability required. It isn't about creating something for the world to love, it's about doing something for you that you will love.

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

Give them more money. Okay, okay. I guess if I had to change something, other than the amount of money they have to go begging for, I'd probably try to expand the programs. Start the summer camps and in school programs. I guess this still boils down to funds, but that's where I would love to see their attention.

Role:  Volunteer & I wrote a novel.