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Review for Hardy Girls Healthy Women Inc, Waterville, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Hardy Girls Healthy Women since I was a junior at Colby College in 2005. Over the years, I have been able to facilitate girls groups at a local middle school, run two hockey clinics on Colby's Johnson Pond, be a facilitator at Girls ROCK! weekend, and more! I love being part of a group of committed leaders who want the best for girls and women. I enjoy watching the excellent programming that HGHW provides to their surrounding community. The mission of HGHW is to strengthen girls' self confidence, give them a critical eye towards the media, and expose them to careers and activities they might not have considered for themselves. I have seen girls look at me wide-eyed and say, "WOW! I didn't know I could do THAT!" I fully support all that HGHW is doing and will help them continue to thrive!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Ruths Reusable Resources, Portland, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

On my first day at Portland High, I walked into a room with a desk, two monitors and one tower, a keyboard but no mouse, and a desk outfitted with an empty tape dispenser, 7 rulers, 3 whiteboard erasers, and not a single whiteboard marker.

I was supposed to be leading a study skills program for 9th graders, called RESULTS, and I didn’t know how I’d manage.

As I was asking around for supplies, I was told we had a membership to Ruth’s Reusable Resources! That weekend, I spent two hours gathering all the supplies I’d need to furnish a working room: Pens and pencils, markers, tape, a stapler, maps to cover the bare walls, contact paper to label desks and create a faux-corkboard, whiteboard markers in TWO colors, folders, labels, paper trays, glue, scissors, study skills posters, and even a dictionary!

If I had used my own money for such an endeavor, I would be flat broke right now. With generous donations from organizations, I’m able to stock up on the materials my students and I need in order to stay on track.

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

how prepared my kids are!

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

Change the restrictions on items. I understand the need to share, and I also know that I won't take 17 black Sharpies if I don't need them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Client Served & I got all the supplies I'd need to start a classroom!.