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
October Sewing Center Program Grads
We kicked off our 100@100 Campaign
Launched last year on a limited scale in hopes of receiving enough year-end donations to fulfill our 2016 obligations. Many thanks to our early adopters whose donations did allow us to meet some critical needs. This year, we hope to complete this fund-raising goal, which is to partner with 100 non-regular giving partners who will commit to a one-time donation of $100. The funds raised through this campaign will help us with one-time costs for program start-ups and renewals, such as afternoon tutoring centers and sewing centers.
Congratulations to the 21 women who will be recognized in a ceremony this weekend for their completion of a multi-week training course through our community sewing center program. Pictured here are some of the women who will receive a certificate of completion and a sewing machine, made possible through our donor support. Thanks to all who have continued to support this life changing opportunity for women in poverty. Your $50 donation towards the cost of a sewing machine will go far in helping these women improve their financial circumstances.
Our 2016 newsletter provides a summary of some of the past year's activities.
Thanks to you, our HH-HH giving partners, we were able to help make Christmas a little brighter for so many people this year. From Santa visits and much needed clothing gifts to developmentally disabled adults in the U.S., to clothing and blankets for elderly and disabled members of poor India communities, you helped so many, and we are so grateful. Stay tuned for more detailed updates.
HH-HH volunteers are busy helping Santa prepare gifts for about 100 developmentally disabled adults. We may need a Santa's helper. Contact Darlene@hh-hh.org if you can bring a big ho-ho-ho to a gift distribution...date not yet determined.
HH-HH volunteer Ann Welsh provided Halloween treats to developmentally disabled adults at Lakemary Center's Olathe work center location. We appreciate all of our volunteers who help us enrich the lives of developmentally disabled adults throughout the year.
Our HH-HH volunteer team supported clients served by the Johnson County Christmas Bureau by volunteering at the annual Holiday of Hope gala. The proceeds from the event will allow JCCB to conduct its annual Holiday Shop again this year, which allows pre-qualified clients to shop by appointment for much needed items for their families. All clients are below 150% of the poverty level, reside in Johnson County, KS and have a child 19 years old or younger residing in their home.
Thanks to our August volunteer team for helping with MOCSA's annual Young at Art cocktail party. Proceeds will fund an art therapy program for child victims of sexual violence.