hands4hope supports U.S. Veteran and deployed soldiers
What we do
As an organization, we aspire to give voice to youth on issues affecting their community and give them the opportunity to take action in their own way. We are working to develop civic minded and socially responsible youth, while teaching them skills that will benefit them for a lifetime, such as communication, collaboration, organization, and problem solving. We do this through our Education and Community Engagement Programs. The school-based service learning clubs are the biggest part of our Education Program, with the after-school service learning project committees coming in a close second. Our Community Engagement Program compliments these by offering youth the opportunity to practice hands-on direct service in the community.
How we do it
The projects the youth do are chosen and organized by them, and each year, they choose to focus multiple projects on veterans and deployed soldiers. They run drives to collect supplies for soldier care packages and outreach to homeless and struggling vets. They write letters, color pictures (our younger youth), and do fundraisers for needed supplies. They serve breakfast at our local Veterans Hall and help the local organization Honor Our Troops with a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser to raise funds for mailing the care packages. One of our youth committees chose to fix dinner once a month at a local Veterans Hall, and in addition to preparing and serving it, sat down and had dinner with the vets, listening to their stories.
We have partnered with Honor Our Troops for the past 11 years to assist with the care packages they send 3x a year, and this past year we began a new partnership with Operation Good To Go, founded and run by a local vet. We have assisted him in filling military-style sea bags with supplies for homeless vets and raising funds to assist with other needs. Our youth have also done multiple fundraisers to provide PTSD trained dogs to be matched with vets.
Join Hands4Hope in supporting our veterans and deployed soldiers by donating toiletries.
Thank You Letters
Black Crew Socks
Items may be dropped off at the Hands4Hope office at 873 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 5, El Dorado HIlls, on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 11am-3pm or by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or set an appointment.
Partner Agencies that Hands4Hope Benefits:
4 Paws 2 Freedom
Blue Star Moms, Rolling Hills
Capital City K-9
Honor Our Troops
Operation Good to Go
Veterans Hall, Folsom
Veterans Hall, Placerville