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Hands4Hope boutique keeps hundreds warm

Last October, local elementary schools, including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom, participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive. Students took action and donated more than 4,000 warm necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats — and other items. Oak Ridge High School washed and […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope asks for haunting help

Hands4Hope is in the process of determining whether to move forward with a 2015 Haunted House. The local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach has created and hosted a haunted house nearly every year in El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The Haunted House is […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps keep the less fortunate warm

Adult and youth volunteers came together to make warm blankets for the homeless during Hands4Hope's blanket making party earlier this month. Courtesy photo

During the months of October and November, Hands4Hope planned outreaches and events geared to help keep those in our community who are less fortunate warm this winter. In October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope empowers youth, inspires action

Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference is a non-profit, youth-driven outreach organization based in El Dorado Hills. Founded in 2008 by Jennifer Bassett, Hands4Hope is comprised of youth volunteers ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grades. Its mission is to empower youth to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Hands4Hope collects ton of food, literally

Andrea, Desiree and Hudson Clark hosted a food drive in their Stonebriar Neighborhood as part of Hands4Hope's efforts to help the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Courtesy photo

During the last two weeks of October, Hands4Hope hosted a fall food drive to benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom, which provides services to people in need from El Dorado Hills to Orangevale. “The generosity of this community will be able to help so many families in need,” wrote Twin Lakes Food Bank Director Tammy […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope ball an out-of-this-world success

H4H Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Bassett,  Jan Ibarra, H4H Parent Advisory Committee member Yoko Kono and Danton Kono enjoy the Intergalactic Shindig held earlier this month. The event raised more than $25,000 for youth enrichment programs. Photo by Samantha DeLeon

Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Costume Ball, dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities, brought together aliens, Jedi and other zany characters at Lakehills Covenant Church earlier this month. The generosity of attendees was, like the theme, out of this world. The live and […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps students

Riley Peick, Hands4Hope college intern, along with Hands4Hope youth volunteers collect school supplies outside of Office Max in Placerville. This was one of many outreaches Hansd4Hope hosted during its first School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers, led by college intern Riley Peick, collaborated with multiple local businesses, organizations and residents to collect backpacks and school […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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