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Hands4Hope hosting dinner for thieves

Tickets are now on sale for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit group’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities. “Thieves In The Temple” will have a bit of an “Indiana Jones”/”Lara Croft Tomb Raider”/ “The Mummy: feel to it. Placerville’s Old Town Grill […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope to open headquarters

In the five years since Hands4Hope-Youth Making a Difference was founded they’ve met in borrowed spaces like the Raley’s Community Room, Nugget Conference Room, or the El Dorado Hills Fire Station. “This worked for us for the first three years and then it started getting tough to find meeting spaces big enough and that could […]

No Comment / September 09, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hands4Hope feeds hungry crowd ready to give back

This year the Hands4Hope Youth Board recently hosted its second annual spaghetti feed fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hands4Hope charities. The evening was a major success, raising nearly $3,000.  About 175 people enjoyed a delicious spaghetti dinner served by the board members. “The youth board did an amazing job getting food donations, […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hands4Hope honors exceptional volunteers

Hands4Hope volunteer Brayden Kono, 11, earned the Director's Choice Award for the Team Hope age group at Hands4Hope's fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner. Courtesy photo

More than 100 people applauded  local students at Hands4Hope’s fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District on Aug. 25. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,100 hours of community service to those in need in our community over the 2011-12 year.  Additionally, several local youth were singled […]

2 Comments / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope gets patriotic with care package drive

Samita Dutta, a member of Hands4Hope's Soldier Care Package Committee, presents Cyndi Romono of the Honor Our Troops Committee a check representing the money raised by the H4H committee during last year's Fireworks Jubilee. The donation was used to help pay the shipping cost for more than 40 care packages. Also pictured, left to right, are: Nico Gambetta, Gianni Gambetta, Jacob Bassett, Riley Fitzpatrick and Andrew Bassett. Courtesy photo

By Samita Dutta With Fourth of July just around the corner, people might feel more patriotic and thoughtful in regards to our men and women overseas. Independence Day evokes pride in many people, and especially in local non-profit youth outreach organization  Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference. With the soldiers who serve us every day in […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope and Wind make good partners

On a chilly December afternoon local youth from the Hands4Hope youth outreach organization congregated in front of the Wind shelter in Sacramento. Equipped with layers of fleece, the youth entered the shelter, eyeing the place with admiration. There were teenagers everywhere, playing their instruments, talking and ultimately having a good time. The walls were decorated […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lend a hand: Hands4Hope needs adult volunteers

Inga Buckendorf, an adult lead with Hands4Hope, hands out meals to the homeless with youth volunteer Daniel Jamieson. Courtesy photo

In its four years of existence Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference has seen its youth participation explode. Founder/Executive Director Jennifer Bassett started with an idea and 15 youth volunteers. Today she oversees 640 youth volunteers and dozens of community projects every year. In 2011 the kids logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours. “(The organization’s […]

No Comment / February 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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