A Wider Circle

testimonials

 

 Photo from A Wider Circle

Photo from A Wider Circle

"My heart is full. I feel good. I got nice things that I really needed. I got sick last year and I was in hospital from January through June. My children don’t have to sleep on the floor anymore and I can take the sheets off of my windows.” – A Wider Circle client

"The skepticism that we can end poverty is one of my biggest challenges. Why in the world would we accept poverty? We have enough intelligence and enough creativity that we ought to be able to end poverty in this region with no problem,as long as we have the courage to commit to it.” – Mark Bergel, executive director

 Alice Njeri Hartfield, Photo provided by A Wider Circle

Alice Njeri Hartfield, Photo provided by A Wider Circle

“For the first time in my life, I’m doing what I love. The first time I came here, I wasn’t getting paid, but I felt like the happiest woman in the world.” – Alice Njeri Hartfield, volunteer

A Wider Circle helped me start back on my feet again and made me feel like I was getting somewhere in my life. I was able to provide the children with beds, their dressers, dining room table, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, something to eat on – I didn’t have anything. It’s gotten me back on my feet.“ – Michelle, client

“Some of the people are escaping abuse or transitioning out of homelessness. You see the change when you treat them with dignity.” – Laura Whitson, In-Kind Donations and Marketing Coordinator

“It is a lot of hard work, and I am ready for that. A Wider Circle blessed me and my family, and now I am working full time and going to school at night. I am ready for whatever it takes.“ - Yvette, Adult Education graduate

 An adult education class. Photo from A Wider Circle

An adult education class. Photo from A Wider Circle

“I love that I can come into what we call work everyday and really make an impact in my community. It can be tough to know that so many people are in need, but about half of those calls are from people who want to help. It can be really uplifting to know that people want to respond to that need.”  - Audrey Glasebrook, development associate

“Everybody defines success in a different way. What we’re aiming for in our job prep is for people to be employed full time. I just enjoy observing some of our participants, and seeing some of those changes as they move forward on their journey to finding employment. I would love for businesses and companies in the area to give our participants a chance.” – Liz Anne Ganiban, director of education

"Mark Bergel inspired me to do a lot of things. Mark is the closest thing to an angel I know. I've never felt more comfortable giving to anything than I do to A Wider Circle. It makes me feel so good knowing all the money I'm giving is going to such a good cause." - Donald Brown, Brown's Beds


Editor's Note: In order to protect the privacy of A Wider Circle's clients, all client testimonials were provided by A Wider Circle.