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

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization encourages me and hundreds of thousands of others all over the world to follow our dreams of writing a novel, being the writer we always felt was inside us. Writing takes commitment, courage, and inspiration. All of us dedicate a month to put the novel as a top priority. That is pretty amazing how many finish! It changes something inside of all of us. Our stories go on to effect others that read the stories. It isn't your ordinary non-profit. They are encouraging a movement and inspiring people to follow their dreams!!!

Role:  Donor

Review for Greyhound Adoption League of Texas Inc, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had an aunt who adopted two greyhounds. They were excellent pets!!! I am so glad they were made adoptable after their racing days are over. Knew a friend who had one, she would often bring her dog into our store, awesome dog. The owner became very involved in the program after adopting them. These dogs are so lovable and well- behaved. They are so beautiful when they run. Everyone should learn about these precious souls.

Role:  General Member of the Public

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

Rating: 5 stars  

Your option in the' role category', doesn't allow one to put in more than one choice. The Office of Letters and Light is like a breath of morning sunshine. It not only is helping those that have an interest in writing, but challenging them to write better than they ever have in their life. I had this opportunity. I've always loved writing, but I was missing a piece of the puzzle, but joining a contest to make you totally focus on the writing You don't return to it for six weeks to edit. The time away breathes new life in your story and opens it up in ways you didn't know existed. It makes a difference in the story's cohesiveness.You fall in love with the idea of your story all over again. You fall in love with your characters. What a thrill to be sharing the same experience with writers locally and around the world that are trying to accomplish the same thing. To write a novel that opens us up to new friends and their experiences is a joy and a privilege. Additionally, I was so pleased with my support and the quality of my work, I wanted to be supportive so I donated money as well. I would have further been involved in their book program, but I had just given about 1000 books to a local library. I think that program is great too. Then they have the Script Writing Frenzy for April. What fun. You know all the stuff they do for the adults, is also done for the schools. To get kids involved in using their imaginations and putting things aside simply create. What a wonderful experience for them, Great authors will come out of these moments with them million dollar sales in books, and new quotes and philosphies will come about . Words that may carry on with new meanings and moments of hope to get us through the darkness and back into the light. That's what it means to be a part of this organization. I stand proud like the others, that i'm making a difference on a most general and primal need for mankind to read. Reading is power and it is knowledge and once you've began reading, you never go back to not reading. You do it for life. That is the type of enthusiasm we are trying to stir up into today's youth.

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

I have changed my jobs and have become a writer due to poor health. This organization has allowed me to see my possibilities. I always knew they were there , but hadn't pursued them as I needed. This came open for me and it was like the opportunity opened the door, sat me down, served me lemonade, and said you are right at home. The organization was a match for me.

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

I would have more group contact in between the novels and scripts. I would set up mentoring programs for those that desire to have a kind word or need a little push in a direction. I want more positive role models bringing the kids these competition to the schools. Getting their teachers excited, offering some big prize to help with college classes down the road. I would help those kids and adults who want to continue to pursue this further, by helping them find contests they can join or get published in

Role:  Client Served & I have done many things. I have worked as a student nurse volunteer, I have been a volunteer fireman, I have been a regular quest speaker and volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, I led a huge charity event to raise money for MS which included ser.