The mission of Bread for the City is to provide residents of Washington, DC, with holistic services, including food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, service, and justice. We recognize that all ... Read more
The mission of Bread for the City is to provide residents of Washington, DC, with holistic services, including food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, service, and justice. We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole. Therefore, we promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.
Bread for the City offers food and clothing, social services, legal counsel, and medical care at no cost to eligible clients. Anyone living in the District of Columbia who meets income guidelines and other program requirements (such as lack of health insurance) may be eligible for help at Bread for the City.
by Sonya S.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2016-06-15 09:10:14.0)
This comment is a response to the review posted by Nathan D. on June 14, 2016.
Nathan D. first contacted Bread for the City for consideration as an IT volunteer on June 13, 2016. Unfortunately, though he is clearly very talented, his presented qualifications did not include Salesforce experience, which we have a particular need for at this time for a complicated database integration project. We shared this information with Nathan D. on June 13, and on June 14, he shared some dismay about our position. Today is June 15, our very first opportunity to respond to Nathan D.'s dismay, our very first opportunity to see his negative review, and to discuss with him whether we might have other opportunities.
Please know Bread for the City greatly values ALL who share an interest in serving with our organization, and we regret that Nathan D. did not give us an opportunity to communicate with him further before posting his review.
Sonya D. Springfield, Volunteer & In-Kind Manager
I reached out to this company to volunteer and was told the project would not be "a good fit" for me. They are looking for someone with Salesforce experience, a website that issues customers credible certifications. They were not even considering me for an interview, and I have over 3 years of documented IT experience. They wouldn't even speak with me after I explained to them why they should let me assist. You shouldn't have to try to sell yourself to volunteer at a firm.