Helping Hands-Harboring Hope
HH-HH is a simple organization with a simple purpose.
We unite funds and willing volunteers with a select number of needy individuals and groups, in a manner that provides a helping hand rather than a hand-out.
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SIGN UP EARLY! We need LOTS of volunteers to help with our holiday Red Kettle program. Each year we partner with the Salvation Army. Sign up for a 2-hour shift. read more...
HH-HH Volunteers Gear Up for OCC Our photographer was so busy helping volunteers wrap boxes to be used for Operation Christmas Child that we didn't get a picture of our team hard at work! HH-HH volunteers worked hard to help a valued partner family dedicated to the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child project.
Thanks to our volunteers who have donated gift items for the shoeboxes. Aren't familier with OCC? Please visit Operation Christmas Child
HH-HH volunteers spent 2 weeks in India. Our team sponsored a medical camp, provided hands-on assistance at a dental clinic sponsored by Dr. Tracy Bouldry, provided blankets and clothing for residents of a remote tribal community left without road access due to the recent devastating cyclone, provided assistance to disabled lepers, and more. Stay tuned for updates on our "how we help" page, or check out our Facebook page (Helping Hands-Harboring Hope) for updates and photos that were posted during our stay in India
HH-HH volunteers wrapped 300+ shoe boxes to help the Behm family reach their Operation Christmas Child goal of 600+ shoe boxes. Family and friends helped the Behm family exceed their goal. A total of 653 shoeboxes will be shipped to children who live below the poverty line. Those boxes contain clothes, toiletries, toys and a personalized note to let them know they matter.
HH-HH volunteers helped non-profit partner Johnson County Christmas Bureau during its annual Holiday of Hope gala. With funds raised through the Holiday of Hope gala and donations received during the year, JCCB's Holiday Shop allows qualified low-income residents of Johnson County, Kansas to shop by appointment for groceries, personal care and household supplies, children's clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, toys, gifts, and books.
HH-HH volunteers just returned from India. While there, we visited students at the tutoring centers sponsored by HH-HH, visited with some of our recent sewing center graduates and visited with the ladies enrolled in our current sewing center classes. Congratulations to Deepok, one of our scholarship recipients. We're so proud of all of our scholarship recipients.
Temperatures in India continued to soar during what should have been the rainy season. With temperatures of up to 120 degrees the excruciating heat and lack of water resulted in a much higher demand for electricity than was produced, meaning no water access for those whose private or community pumps are powered by electricity. In one day 69 people died in the area of our work, two of those people being residents at the leper colony where we often visit. HH-HH sent emergency to help the elder and leprosy patients. To everyone who provided donations to help with the emergency relief, please know that 100% of those donations were sent for that purpose.