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Our Successes



​2014 SUCCESS:


  • Logged 9,734 youth volunteer hours; 4,221 adult volunteer hours.
  • Team Hope (K-5th) raised funds with Change4Hope jars and purchased outdoor toys and craft supplies for Hope House. Raised $150 with hot cocoa sales and $160 with jars for soldier care packages. Assisted with the Toiletries and Warm & Fuzzy Drives at their schools.
  • Team Dream (6-8th) planned and implemented toy drives for the UC Davis Children's Hospital and local foster agency, Remi Vista. Members collected more than 400 donated items. Members also raised $600 to purchase animals and a well through Heifer Project, and collected 500 articles of clothing & backpacks for Foster Family Services.
  • Continued H4H Club program at 5 local high schools and 2 middle schools, added 2 new middle schools, which allowed for more youth to participate in the H4H Service Learning Program.
  • Sent 8 youth to National Teen Leadership Program Camp, including at-risk youth. Hosted our 4th Annual High School Leadership Retreat, for 17 youth from six local high schools. Hosted a Middle School Leadership Conference & Leadership Camp for local youth.
  • Youth Board planned and implemented their second fundraising dinner, to benefit Foster Family Services of El Dorado County. 170 people attended and  youth leaders raised over $3,400.
  • The special ed class at ORHS, local Cub Scouts, and 80 volunteers made 109 fleece blankets.Volunteers collected 4000 articles of clothing & blankets and distributed these through Powerhouse Ministries, the Winter Boutique, homeless outreaches, and through other partner agencies.Hosted the 5th Annual Winter Boutique, to benifit local foster families and families in need. Clothing and blankets from the fall drives were distributed to almost 100 families.
  • Made & distributed 1220 meals to homeless. Collected & distributed 1300  pounds of toiletries. Collected 3700 pounds of food and $2,283.95 for local food banks & outreach. Assisted Green Valley Community Church, an El Dorado County Food Bank outlet, with serving meals and distributing food and clothing to 150-250 individuals on 24 separate occasions.
  • Organized and ran activities at the  Kid’s Oasis,Green Valley Community Church 2x month. This program offers the children of clients a safe place to craft and play games with youth mentors.Continued our youth mentoring  program at Hope House 2X  each week from Jan-Aug.
  • Hosted the 1st Annual Hands4Hope School Supply Drive. The H4H youth committee planned and implemented the drive, with the help of 111 volunteers who worked 130 hours, H4H was able to provide 500 students with a new backpack filled with school supplies before the start of the school year. The value of donations from this event exceeded $30,000.
  • Continued our partnership with Mercy Senior Housing. Youth served dinner and did crafts with residents 12  times in 2014, engaging over 40 seniors.
  • Raised $665 at the Fireworks Jubilee Soldier Booth for needs of returning soldiers.
  • Mentored 2 service-learning students in the spring from Oak Ridge High School.


2013 Success:


  • Logged over 6,700 youth volunteer hours. 
  • Opened our Hands4Hope Youth Center!!
  • Made and distributed 3,120 meals to the homeless.
  • Collected and distributed 1,400 pounds of tolietries
  • Team Hope raised $320 for causes close to their heart.
  • Collected 5,250+ articles of clothing and blankets (in the process of distributing them).
  • Collected 8,349 pounds of food and $9,680 for local food banks and outreaches.
  • Hosted our first two-day Middle School Leadership Conference for youth from area schools.
  • Continued program for a special education Career Experience class at a local high school.
  • Assisted Green Valley Community Church, an El Dorado County Food Bank, outlet serving meals and distributing food and clothing to 150-200 individuals on 24 separate occasions.
  • Organized activities for and ran Kid's Cafe at Green Valley Community Church
  • Collected 500 items, 120 letters and donated $775 to Honor Our Troops for care packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.
  • Sent 9 youth to National Teen Leadership Program Camp, including 3 at-risk youth.
  • Hosted our 3rd Annual Hands4Hope Club Leadership Retreat with 16 youth from six local high schools in attendance.  Youth participated in workshops and team building activities to help them guide their peers.
  • Continued Hands4Hope Club program at 6 local high schools and 2 middle schools, increasing the number of youth able to be involved in the decision-making, planning implementation of outreach activities.  
  • Youth Board planned and implemented their second fundraising dinner, this year benefitting Big Brother Big Sisters of El Dorado County.  The event had 200 people in attendance and raised over $3,000.
  • Continued our program mentoring youth at Hope House twice a week.
  • School-based Hands4Hope Clibs ran drives for needed items including tolietries, food, clothing, soldier care package items, etc. and donated them to agencies and people in need.  They also raised more than $1,000 for the New Morning Shelter and Family Services, $1,350 for Heifer Project, and more than $1,000 for additional local projects.
  • Made 74 fleece, no-sew blankets and will be making another 26 with the special ed class at ORHS and the H4H Clubs.  (We will be distributing these on the streets, through our Winter Boutique, and to local youth agencies).
  • Hosted our 4th Annual Winter Boutique benefiting foster families and families in need, with clothing and blankets from the fall drives.
  • Mentored 2 service-learning students in the spring and fall from Oak Ridge High School.
  • Youth passionate about helping the elderly by distributing 50 hand made blankets, cards, and bags of food.  They connected with them and kicked off a new monthly outreach at their senior center to make dinner and do a craft.


2012 SUCCESS:

  • Logged over 5,000 youth volunteer hours.
  • Made and distributed 3,120 meals to the homeless.
  • Collected and distributed 1,400 pounds of toiletries.
  • Collected 5,200+ articles of clothing and blankets and distributed them.
  • Collected 12,825 pounds of food and $15,638 for local food banks and outreaches.
  • Continued program for a special education Career Experience class at a local high school.
  • Collaborated with the youth at Wind Youth Services on 3 outreaches, 1 fundraiser and 1 recognition event.
  • Assisted Green Valley Community Church, an El Dorado County Food Bank outlet, with serving meals and distributing food and clothing to 150-200 individuals on 24 separate occasions.
  • Organized activities for and ran Kid's Cafe at Green Valley Community Church.
  • Collected 2,000 items and 120 letters for care packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.  Our youth worked with the Honor Our Troops Committee to pack and mail these boxes.
  • Represented Vision Coalition of El Dorado Hills at National Teen Leadership Program Camp with 6 youth, including 1 teen from Wind and 1 from White Rock Village.
  • Hosted our 2nd Annual H4H Club Leadership Retreat with 13 youth from four different high schools in attendance.  Youth participated in workshops and team building activities to help them guide their peers.
  • Continued Hands4Hope Club program at 4 local high schools and 2 middle schools, increasing the number of youth able to be involved in the decisio-making, planning, and implementation of outreach activities.  The youth leadership is currently working youth from two more high schools wanting to start clubs.
  • Youth Board planned and implemented their first fundraising dinner, Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser, benefiting Wind Youth Services.  The event had 225 people in attendance and raised over $3,000.
  • School-based Hands4Hope Clubs raised and donated more than $5,000 (in addition to the Youth Board event) to local agencies serving those in need, including Glass Slipper, Center for Violence Free Relationships, Honor Our Troops, El Dorado County Community Resource Center, and Hands4Hope.  
  • School-based Hands4Hope Clubs ran drives for needed items including toiletries, clothing, soldier care package items, etc. and doanted them to agencies and people in need.
  • Made 100 fleece, no-sew blankets, which we distributed to those on the streets, through our Winter Boutique and to local youth agencies.
  • Conducted our 3rd Annual Hands4Hope Haunted House at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, kicking it off with a Premier Dinner.  Both events were a great success with the Premier Dinner more than doubling its income from 2011.
  • Opened our Winter Boutique at El Dorado Hills Town Center again with clothes from the fall drives benefiting foster families and families in need of assistance.  
  • Mentored 2 service-learning students in the spring and 1 in the fall from Oak Ridge High School.



  • Opening a Winter Boutique at Town Center with the clothes from the fall drives benefiting foster families and families in need of assistance. (The Boutique will be open the 17th & 27th)

  • Purchased t-shirts, underwear, socks, sleeping bags, tarps, hats, gloves for our winter outreach distribution to kids in need and the homeless.

  • Were chosen as the beneficiary of the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club Crab Feed.

  • Mentored 3 service learning students in the spring and 2 in the fall from Oak Ridge High School.Logged over 5,000 youth volunteer hours.