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Community Engagement  program

Outreaches are the platform from which youth in Hands4Hope learn about and engage with their community. Both youth and community centered, H4H gives youth, kindergarten through 12th grade, rich learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills while providing exposure to populations they may not encounter during their day-to-day life.

Participants in Hands4Hope outreach events engage in activities that address human and community needs together, learning first hand about social issues and the power they have to make a positive difference. Through these experiences, Hands4Hope youth participants find their passion and their voice, often recruiting fellow students and friends to join in their efforts. Once they understand the power they have and the impact they can make on another’s life, they want to do more and it shows in the numbers that follow.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES!  Many of the events our youth work are designed based on community needs, therefore new events are being created based on our youth participants' exploration and desire to take action.  Below, you will find a descriptions of events that are most commonly on our outreach calendar.

Homeless Outreaches

GVCC Common Ground

Help distribute food, run carts, bag clothes, serve meals, or clear tables at one of the largest food distribution points in  

El Dorado county.

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:15am-11:15am

Sacramento Homeless Outreach

Prepare approx. 400 sack lunches at the H4H Youth Center and then, together, we carpool to downtown Sacramento to deliver the clients of Sac Loaves and Fishes.

Dates vary.

Sister Nora's Dinner

Preparing and sharing a meal with residents of Sister Nora's Women Shelter in Sacramento.  Participants are encouraged to engage in conversation with the residents. Due to the nature of this outreach, participants are preselected.  If this interests you, please contact us.

Kids outreaches

Montessori Autism Programs and Services (MAPS)

Volunteers engage in mutually enjoyed play activities that encourage reciprocal social interaction, communication and imagination (ie. pretend play, constructing, art, music and movement, interactive games etc.).

GVCC Kid's Oasis

This is a cooperative effort with Green Valley Community Church (GVCC).  It is a safe place for the children of the Saturday Cafe.  Our youth and adult participants implement kid-friendly activities.


2nd and 4th Saturdays 8:45am-11am

Hope House Mentoring

Interact and mentor children while their moms are in meetings offsite.

Hope House is a transitional home for women, dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Due to the nature of this outreach, participants are preselected. If this interests you, please contact us.

Project Birthday!

Help host a birthday party for the children of White Rock (Mercy Housing) residents. Participants help party goers with games and ensure a fun time is had by all.

When: Once a month

Senior outreaches

Creekview Senior Dinner

Spend time with senior citizens at Creekview Manor (Mercy Housing) in Folsom playing games, helping with craft activities and serving dinner.


When: Once a month

EDH Senior Center

Spend time with seniors with various levels of dementia, at Ramona "Moni" Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills socializing, helping with arts and craft activities, and playing games.

When: Once a month

Annual Events and Drives
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