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.
Here's What is Happening Now
Meet HH-HH scholarship recipient Sailaja, pictured with HH-HH partner and founder of NASA-India, Christopher Premdas.
A fun and successful OCC '14 HH-HH volunteers supported a family's desire to wrap and fill over 600 shoe boxes for for Operation Christmas Child! Although 2014 OCC is complete, you can be saving boxes and items to fill the boxes for 2015!
Aren't familier with OCC? Please visit Operation Christmas Child
HH-HH volunteers helped Sprint volunteers, help PayLess, help Harvesters, who in turn will help feed hundred people across multiple counties! PayLess employees from across the nation gathered for an annual meeting in Overland Park, KS and ended their week by packing lunches for kids. Four hundred PayLess employees worked in groups of 20 to pack lunch bags and box 'em up for delivery. THANK YOU PAYLESS!
HH-HH volunteers are collecting new and gently used furniture, accessories and clothing for a new Mission Adelante Thrift Store. This organization does some amazing things in the Kansas City area.
Meet HH-HH scholarship recipient Sailaja. As a young child Sailaja and her sister were forced to watch as her father pushed her mother from a bridge. His wife, desperately clinging to life, grabbed his head as he pushed her and they both fell into the river. Neither could swim and they both drowned. Sailaja attended school at Light of Love Children's home and HH-HH and needs assistance with miscellaneous educational fees as she moves into her 3rd year of a 4-year program.
Sailaja is one of about a dozen students HH-HH is committed to helping in 2015 to ensure they are able to remain in college. Helping us invest in these students today can help them change lives tomorrow.
HH-HH elves were busy in December wrapping and delivering gifts to developmentally disabled adults at Lakemary Center in Olathe, KS. Thanks to Miles at Theater of the Imagination for helping us host a great Christmas party for the clients at the Day Services location. And a big thank you to Danny Dorrell for convincing Santa to visit the Lakemary work center location to greet clients and distribute gifts.
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