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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 »

Party with Hands4Hope at Summer Fest

Hands4Hope will host its first Family Fun Summer Fest on Sunday, June 28, at Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. This community event for the entire family will feature live music, carnival games, a hay maze, fiber farm, bounce houses and activity booths. Guests will enjoy delicious barbecue, food truck treats, Barsotti juice and featured beers […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 »

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