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Mission Statement

With dignity and respect, powered by volunteers, MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance.

Description

Born as a volunteer-powered organization 40 years ago in a garage in suburbia, MEND today utilizes more than 3,000 volunteers (and only 25 paid staff) to implement its holistic programs that provide food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care; job training, classes in English as a Second Language, literacy, computers, office skills, sewing and parenting; math, reading and science tutoring for kids; hot meals, food, clothing and showers for the homeless and a community-wide adopt-a-family Christmas Progam.

MEND serves as many as 30,000 poverty level clients each month while remarkably keeping operating costs to 5%. It's the largest, most efficient and most comprehensive poverty-relief organization in the San Fernando Valley, and sets itself apart by partnering it's relief services with pathways to self-reliance.

Reviews

Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity?

by Courtney A. (2012-12-04 15:58:45.0)
They have great resources, and the students and teachers are all very supportive.
by Leslie Z. from West Hills, CA (2012-10-19 03:11:51.0)
Amazing organization. They truly care for the community and their staff is great! I volunteered with them as a tutor a couple years ago and still hold a warm spot in my heart for them. Truly a life changing experience. Highly recommend getting involved and volunteering with them.
by Cynthia C. from North Hollywood, CA (2011-11-04 18:21:27.0)
Well ran organization, they will not waste your time! Also because of the vast array of services they offer there are a wide range of volunteer opportunities, i.e. medical/dental, fundraising, food pantry, clothing store, working with youth, and more.
by jackie d. (2009-10-30 12:53:46.0)
I WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN MY COMUNITY AND SHOW THE SAME TO MY KIDS.
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