Success Happens Here 

Volume 3, 2012

julie doka
Julie is a Helping Hands graduate and current member of the Board of Directors

Amanda is a Helping Hands graduate who works as a nurse in a Critical Care Unit

3 moms
These Helping Hands moms will soon join the graduates above as educated and gainfully employed women

dawn and family
Dawn and 3 sons
Dear friends of Helping Hands


We love to hear about the success of our alumni. Below is an excerpt from a letter from Dawn. It is used with her permission:



"I am sitting at the airport right now waiting for my flight and I was thinking about you. I wanted to thank you again for the tremendous opportunity you afforded to both me and my boys. You never quite know the full impact that your support will give to another, but I have to admit the support you have provided to me has certainly paid off.



Last Friday I was promoted to Program Manager for our agency. I am one of three who now hold this position and the only other move I could make in the organization is the Executive Director position. It is only because of my degree and the sense of self worth I received through earning that degree that I was even able to apply for the position. You know it's funny, when my ED offered me the position and disclosed the salary, I instantly flashed back 10 years ago sitting next to Tyson's hospital bed in ICU. He was two months old, I had no job and had just put my ex husband out. I remember sitting there crying wondering how I would ever get out of the mess I had created. Well I think now we can consider it done :)."




Today, Dawn is a well paid professional working in the non-profit community. Dawn, as well as fifty-seven other Helping Hands graduates, is able to provide for her family thanks to past donors to Helping Hands for Single Moms. We invite you to partner with us and make a donation in 2012. We currently have three scholarships that will run out of funding in May. We need to raise $10,000 to renew the scholarships for another year. We will work diligently as stewards of your investment to see that your hard earned money results in success for three single mom college student families in need of a "helping hand." 


Kaylene is a Helping Hands mom and also serves as a HH intern

Eileen Fisher Fundraiser


A core value of the Eileen Fisher Women's Fashions stores is to support women through social initiatives that address their well-being. We are excited to announce that the Eileen Fisher store at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale has chosen Helping Hands for Single Moms for its spring fundraiser. On Saturday, March 24th, they will donate 10% of their proceeds to Helping Hands for Single Moms. If you would like to shop online please enter the code 526800 at check-out and Helping Hands will be credited.


Thank you Eileen Fisher!


Glendale Kachina Rotary Golf Tournament


Attention golfers.


On April 16th the Glendale Kachina Rotary club is going to "tee it up" at the 30th Annual Don Naval Golf Tournament. Helping Hands will be one of two organizations to receive the proceeds from the event. The golf tournament will take place at the Arrowhead Country Club. The cost for an individual player is $75 and a foursome $300. Benefits include: driving range, cart, golf, and buffet dinner. For more information please call Barry at 623-334-3276 or 602-525-1149. Thank you Glendale Kachina Rotary!


We deeply appreciate the support of local businesses and civic clubs in their support of single mom college student families. If you would like to learn more about how your business, civic group or church can partner with Helping Hands for Single Moms, please call Chris at 602-796-7875.

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For more information about Helping Hands for Single Moms please call 602-796-7875.