My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sparc Hope, Louisville, KY, USA
19 years ago I was a single mother with two small boys. I would have loved to have had a resource like Mom's Closet to help me. Women who are going to school, working, and raising children alone are pulled in so many different directions, sometimes they just need encouragement to keep going and realize their dreams of being able to support themselves and their family without assistance. Mom's Closet Resource Center, Inc. does just that. They are a help up to these women, not just a hand out. The director of the program Kim Jacobs, takes the time to get to know each of the women and her children that are in the program. She offers her friendship not just financial help. Sheila Day the president and COO is not just a figure head, she is at the Center daily and works along side Kim and all the other volunteers.
I am proud to be a weekly volunteer and a board member of Mom's Closet. We are continuing to grow and add more women and children to our program, that shows that women are looking to education as a way out of desperate situations, and that through hard work and dedication they can better the lives of their children. Mom's Closet has restored my faith in what can be achieved when people care about each other.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have seen firsthand women who thought they could not achieve their goals of going to school, working, and raising their children be lifted up and counseled through various obstacles with the help of MCRC.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only change I would make to this program would be getting the word out more of who we are and what we do. Being a small nonprofit it is difficult to get larger companies to recognize us and help us. We rely completely on donations and do not get any state or federal funding. I would not change that aspect, but I wish more people knew that we are here and ready to help single moms who are working and going to school.
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How did you learn about this organization?
Sheila Day told me about it on several occasions, when I had more free time I decided to check it out for myself and became deeply involved.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Help the current mom's in our program, continue to grow the food pantry.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Expand our program to as many mom's as possible.
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