A Helping Hands Christmas

December 2022 was a wonderful month full of events for Helping Hands. Our distribution teams set out each week and delivered hundreds of bags of food to our neighbors in need. Not only did the bags have food, but also socks thanks to our very successful Socktober sock drive! On the second Saturday of December, our volunteers came together and packed food. Helping Hands provided cookies, donuts, and Christmas music as our volunteers worked. During our packing event, we had our annual toy drive, Toys from the Heart. Members of our community donated their lightly used toys to give to children who needed a little magic this Christmas season. We also had a special guest, the man himself, Mr. Claus! He brought cheer to our day and helped gather toys. Another wonderful blessing came from Bolder Electric. They donated 10 brand new bikes. The sounds of joy and laughter from the children warmed our hearts.  We cannot thank our supporters and volunteers enough for making December 2022 one to remember.

Rainey Days and Saturdays

Rain or Shine, Helping Hands volunteers meet to pack groceries for our Neighbors in Need.

It rained this Saturday morning so the Helping Hands set-up crew moved our packing line to a near-by covered area and the volunteers came to get the job done. It was a special day and many new friendships were made. God Blessed our Neighbors in Need, our volunteers and the community that day.

Helping Hands Initiates “Care Card” Program for Young Volunteers.

Volunteers at Helping Hands have been spending time at home making Care Cards that are inserted into food bags that are delivered to local low-income seniors. The cards are Heart Felt words of encouragement.

The program has been so successful Helping Hands is setting up a new area on pack day for the children of volunteers can make care cards. The children spend time learning why they are making cards, what Helping Hands does with the cards and how much the seniors appreciate the cards.

This program is a blessing for all concerned.

Open Projects

#53021            Home grocery delivery / Canyon Lake/ kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#51721-E         Home grocery delivery / Sun City / kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#51721-D        Home grocery delivery / Lake Elsinore / kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#51721-C        Home grocery delivery / Wildomar / kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#51721-B        Home grocery delivery / Lake Elsinore / kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#51721-A        Home grocery delivery / Lake Elsinore / kind heart needed.

Pick up groceries from Helping Hands mobil pantry and deliver to the home of a Neighbor in Need.  This is a reoccurring monthly delivery.  Groceries provided by Helping Hands.

#41321-B        Pressure wash and paint / Sun City / Light Handyman skills needed.

Pressure wash and paint approximately 750 sqft concrete slab.  Materials funding available.

Finished Projects From 2021

#41321-A        Concrete repair / Sun City / Light Handyman skills needed.

Approximately 3’x5’ slab repair to enable better handicap access.  Some funding available.

#3221-A          Leaking kitchen faucet / Sun City / Light plumbing skills needed

Need to visit site and access problem.  Purchase parts needed and install.  No funding available.

#31521-A        Handicamp Ramp / Wildomar / Light carpentry skills needed. 

Ramp will take about 3 4’x8’ sheets of plywood and 10 to 15 2×4’s.  Ramp will need to be painted with appropriate paint or stain.  No funding available.

#11821-A        Slab Leak /Menifee/Professional plumbing skills needed.

Find and repair slab leak and replace broken toilet.  Partial funding available.

#11821-B        Wheelchair Ramp/Winchester/Light carpentry skills needed.

Short wooden ramp to facilitate 3” step into home.  No funding available.

A Few of Our Projects From 2020

#111520          Wheelchair Ramp/Wildomar/Light carpentry skills needed.

Wooden ramp to facilitate 2’ step into home.  No funding available.

#31520            Wheelchair Ramp/Lake Elsinore/Skilled carpenter needed.

Ramp from mobil home to driveway.  We are seeking $1,000 grant.  Currently no funding available.

#21320            Wheelchair Ramp/Homeland/Light carpentry skills needed.