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Review for Variety Club of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Variety plays a critical role in in the lives of children with special needs by providing opportunities and resources not normally available by partnering and engaging members and the community. The Northern California chapter has a long history of helping those in need and continues in its mission despite the economic climate, exhibiting their strength of character, resolve, leadership, and most importantly heart.

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

The smiles of children at an event as they were given their very first bikes. The joy, excitement, and pride on their faces explain the mission better than any words can express.

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

Like it has with many non-profits, the economy has presented its challenges. The board has adapted and risen to the occasion, but the number of families they are able to help unfortunately has shrunk due to economics. As things get better that number will grow.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I volunteered at fundraisers, as well as helped teach children to ride bicycles. It was a great experience! .