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Hands4Hope celebrates youth volunteers

The 2015-16 Hands4Hope Youth Board holds up a check for The Grace Network, a Sacramento-based organization dedicated to stopping human trafficking. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope recently hosted its seventh annual Youth Recognition Event, honoring the dedication of time and achievements of all Hands4Hope youth participants for the past year. Marin Cross, the 2015-16 president, gave a recap of the year: 1,493 participants from six high school clubs, five middle school clubs and Team Hope (Hands4Hope’s elementary school club) as well […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope seeks Scare4Hope haunted house adult coordinator

Every October for the last six years, Hands4Hope and El Dorado Hills Town Center have partnered to host a haunted house. For the second year, Scare4Hope, a youth-led production company under the umbrella organization Hands4Hope ­— Youth Making A Difference, will plan, implement and operate the haunted house. The Scare4Hope organizational structure is designed to mimic […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope serves hundreds during cold months

Hands4Hope school club participants from Union Mine High School and Herbert Green Middle School create one of the many no-sew fleece blankets. Left to right: Gabby (Herbert Green), Gretta (Union Mine, foreign exchange student from Italy), Nadia (Union Mine), Abby (Herbert Green), Lauren (Union Mine) and Francesca (Union Mine). Courtesy photo

Each year Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference runs many winter­-based activities and outreach events, including a Blanket Making Party, Warm & Fuzzy Drive and Winter Boutique to support those in need in the community. In November Hands4Hope held its sixth annual Blanket Making Party, where more than 100 youth and adult participants made 90 no­-sew fleece blankets. These will […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope, community team up to feed the hungry

Oak Ridge High School Hands4Hope volunteers Gage Web, Chloe Simon, Madeline Simko, Sarah Connor, Mackenzie Ramierz, Andrew Madigan, Kaitlyn Lehtola and Kelly McMillen, left to right, pose with some of the food collected during a recent Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

The youth of Hands4Hope coordinated and hosted several food drives from September through November to provide an opportunity for our community to donate canned food and monetary donations to support the efforts of local food banks and programs supporting the hungry in our community. Beneficiaries included the Food Bank of El Dorado County,Twin Lakes Food Bank […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope ​scholarship fund empowers youth

Ryan Hersh, left, poses with two other Hands4Hope participants at a Food Blitz for the Hungry event, collecting food and monetary donations to help stock shelves at local food banks. Courtesy photo

The Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial Scholarship Fund has been initiated by the grandparents of Ryan Christopher Hersh in memory of their grandson Ryan, who died at the age of 18. Ryan was an active participant in Hands4Hope for multiple years, assisting with food collection and distribution, homeless outreaches and mentoring children at a local food and […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope’s second annual School Supply Drive, benefiting local children in need, launches July 11. Many local children do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2015­-16 school year. Last year, Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to conduct a school supply drive to benefit students in need, grades kindergarten […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope teens learn about media and health

Early last fall, Hands4Hope Youth Making a Difference was informed of a great opportunity to involve youth in a pilot program developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development called ​Media­Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! The program is an interactive after­school education program for youth in grades fifth through eighth, designed to empower […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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