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On May 5th, Hands4Hope is participating in the Big Day of Giving (BDOG), a 24-hour giving challenge dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits in our local community. 


Hosted by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation since 2013, Big Day of Giving has raised $65 million and benefited over 700 local non-profits since its inception.

This year, our goal is to raise $60,000 to continue providing life-changing opportunities

for our youth, and impact those in need in a positive way!

give now!

From April 21st - May 4th you can your make your early tax-deductible gift to Hands4Hope.



On May 5th, starting at 12:00 am midnight, make a tax-deductible gift to Hands4Hope. You will have 24 hours to make your donation; all giving will end at 11:59 pm on May 5th.


What is the impact of your donation?

  • $5,000 Funds one school-based service learning Hands4Hope Club for one year

  • $2,500 Funds one school-based service learning Hands4Hope Club for half a year

  • $1,500 Funds the operation of the El Dorado Hills or Placerville Youth Center for one month (not including staffing)

  • $500 Funds 400 meals for those in need

  • $450 Sponsors participation in three-day leadership camp for one youth

  • $200 Supplemental food for two monthly dinners prepared for seniors at low income senior housing facility (average 55 meals)

  • $100 Funds materials/support for one youth to participate in six outreaches

  • $50 Funds materials needed by our youth to do creative activities with 50 under-served children or seniors OR purchases participant-required T-shirt Scholarships for five students with limited means

  • $25 Funds two youth made blankets for distribution at our Homeless Outreaches OR purchases participant-required T-shirt Scholarships for five students with limited means.


Other Organization Needs

Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference has consistent needs for in-kind donations for fundraisers, outreaches, and youth development programs. These areas of need include:


  • Growth: Funds to use as needed to allow us to address the demand for growth of our Education and Community Engagement Programs, as well as strengthening our current programs. This will make it possible for us to include more youth in our life changing programs and, in turn, for them to develop projects to fill more unmet needs for those most in need.

  • Technology: This is a weakness for Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference. We need assistance in maintaining our desktop and laptops, uploading, and updating software, and identifying additional technology needed to help us run more effectively and efficiently.

  • Fundraisers: auction items are our greatest need, whether a gift card to a local restaurant or spa, use of a home or timeshare, a unique experience, wine, a service, a handcrafted item, etc.

  • Outreaches: food donations are a great asset to both the Placerville Emergency Food Pantry and the Folsom Mercy Senior Dinner. Because Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference is committed to serving 400+ individuals in need quarterly, there is always a great need for sack lunch supplies.

  • Adult Mentors & Outreach Leads: We are always in need of more adult volunteers to help mentor teams of youth through project development and implementation as well as to oversee youth at our community outreach activities. As an Outreach Lead, you may pick and choose the service opportunities that interest you and work for your schedule, where being a mentor requires more of a longer term time commitment. All adults will be trained and provided needed tools to be confident and comfortable.

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