supporting Those in need during covid-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19, most community engagement events (aka outreaches) are on hold throughout May.  

Go to EVENT SIGNUP above to see current opportunities.

For quickest and safest delivery, please order these items online and have them shipped directly to the nonprofit (see links to nonprofits below).

If you would like Hands4Hope to assist with the delivery, set up a drop off time by emailing

Support the community

This list is ongoing...we will update this as we get in contact with more agencies and partners.


1) Donate blood 

Marshall Medical - 


2) Make homemade masks, donate gloves and masks, or make cash donations

Marshall Medical - needs N95 masks,  Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizer Wipes, Plastic Shield Masks, 

Safety Goggles with front rims and side protection, Nitrile gloves

Drop off locations: Marshall Foundation for Community Health, 1124 Sherman Street from 9 am to 5 pm M-F OR at Mattywags 376 Main St. Placerville from 11 am to 1 pm M-F.

For Questions: Please call Marshall Foundation at 530-642-9984  


3) Make cards to be sent to seniors and essential workers! 

Please place all cards in a plastic ziplock bag and drop them off in the Blue Bins at either H4H Youth Centers 1) 877 Embarcadero Drive, #3, EDH 2) 905A Spring Street, Placerville



4) Support small businesses!  Order to-go meals, curbside pick up, purchase gift cards or items online *Don’t forget to mention Hands4Hope when ordering!


  • Milestone -  12-8pm Tues-Sat, 12-7pm Sunday 

  • Poor Reds - 3-7:30pm Wed-Fri, 12-7:30pm Sat/Sun

  • El Dorado Saloon & Grill - 11-8pm Tues-Sun

  • Sienna - 11:30am-7:30pm 7 days/week

  • Aji Japanese - 11:30am-7:30pm, 7 days/week *20% off all orders and to go cocktails available 

  • Visconti's - 11am-8pm Tue-Thur, 11am-9pm Fri-Sat, 4-8pm Sun 

  • Back Wine Bar & Bistro - 12-7pm Tue-Sat *to go cocktails available 

  • Sutter Street Taqueria - 10-9pm Fri/Sat , 11-7pm Sun/Mon , 11-8pm Tues-Thurs

  • Sourdough & Co - 10-7pm M-F, 10-6pm Sat,  11-5pm Sun

  • Big Apple Bagels - 7am-1pm M-F,  7am-2pm Sat/Sun

  • Placerville Brewery - 3-7pm  W-Sun

  • Solid Ground Brewing - 12-7pm 7days/week

  • Boeger Winery - 10am-5pm daily  *Online orders or pick up only, no tastings

  • Lee's Feed - support local pet stores!

  • Foodom - order in home cooking by professional chefs, visit for more information


5) Donate food and toiletries for low income seniors, families in need and the homeless

Big Brothers Big Sisters (youth)- board games, balls, arts & crafts supplies, new ipad/computer, airline miles. Contact or cell - 530-306-1199 to schedule a time for drop off. 

Green Valley Community Church (families in need and homeless) - Make cards for low income seniors. Please place the cards in a ziplock bag and drop them off at either H4H Youth Center Locations. 1) 877 Embarcadero Drive, Suite #3, El Dorado Hills 2) 905A Spring Street, Placerville

White Rock Village (low income families) -

canned goods, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, toilet paper, hand sanitizer

Mercy Creekview Senior Center (low income seniors) -

toilet paper, non-perishable food items, crossword puzzles, magazines - contact H4H for drop directions for these items.

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes (homeless in Sacramento County) -

bottled water, toilet paper, for a full list go to

Center for Violent Free Relationship (abused) - toilet paper, diapers size 4-6, baby wipes, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent - call (530) 626-1450 to donate or see their wishlist on Amazon:

Upper Room Dining Hall (homeless in El Dorado County) -

bottled water, fruit cups, cereal bars, canned/pouched tuna, crackers, cheese sticks, jerky sticks, chips, yogurt tubes, peanut butter packets, individual drink mix.  Drop off at 1868 Broadway, Placerville between 12-6pm. Or donate monetary donations online

EDCOE (homeless children in El Dorado County) - non-perishable snacks and instant food for students in need who have no means to pick up "to go" meals.  Toiletries are always appreciated as well. For monetary donation, send a check to El Dorado County Office of Education at 6767 Green Valley Rd, Placerville, 95667 with "Homeless Youth Coordinator" in the notes section. Please contact Margaret Lewis at 209-712-6605 for drop off location or for online donation options.

Sacramento Self Help Housing (homeless in Sacramento County) - disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, antibacterial hand soap, wipes, alcohol pads, cough drops, vitamin C tablets (airborne or emergen-c), kleenex, bandanas (used as masks), protein bars or shakes, jerky sticks, ready to eat fruit, oranges, apples, snack sized chips, crackers, pop lid canned foods such as ravioli, water bottles, personal size sport drinks - email or call and (916) 754-7315.


6) Donate clothes

Job's Shelter of the Sierra's (Homeless in El Dorado County) - size 30 and 32 mens jeans, ladies underwear size 7,8 and

men's underwear small and medium sizes.


Please consider purchasing items online and having them delivered directly to the agencies, unless otherwise noted. Addresses can be found by clicking on the name of the organization above.  If you would like to receive volunteer credit for your donations, card or mask making, please contact


If you prefer to drop your donation off at Hands4Hope, please email to make an appointment.


Thank you for your support!!


printable kids activities


Boys & Girls Club Virtual Programming

The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope is offering FREE online activities for all kids. You don't need to be a Club member to participate!


LIVE Zoom calls with BGCE Staff!

  • BGCE staff will host LIVE zoom calls and lead members in fun activities!

  • Kids can interact with peers in a safe and monitored online environment!

  • Get FREE online homework help Monday-Friday 11am-12pm!

  • Live activities Monday - Friday between 2-5pm!

  • Requires sign up HERE

Self-Guided Activities

  • Kids can participate in fun at-home challenges, projects, and activities!

  • Activities are self-guided and easy to participate in!

  • Earn recognition, prizes and GIFT CARDS!

  • To be eligible to win prizes, sign up HERE

Check out last week's activities HERE


For more information on our Virtual Club, head to our website!

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