Happy New Year to our Hands4Hope Community!
In 2023, Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference marks a significant milestone in our organization's history - our 15th anniversary!
What began as a small group of 12 youth serving food and playing games with children at a local affordable housing complex now encompasses a Community Engagement Program that includes a network of 40+ agency partners and an Education Program that includes 14 Service Learning School Clubs and 9 Afterschool and Yearlong Committees.
When asked about what inspired Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference, Jennifer Bassett, Hands4Hope's Founder & Executive Director said:
"I was inspired by my two boys and my desire for them to grow up to be compassionate individuals who seek to make this a better world. I wanted them to understand that there are many with needs in our own community, and that despite being young, they had the power and ability to make a difference.
My hope was that by better understanding the needs and some of their root causes, as well as feeling how rewarding it is to help, they would be drawn to serve, in some way, for the rest of their lives."
Over the last 15 years, our program has engaged over 8,000 youth and impacted countless more lives - and we could not have done it without the support of sponsors and donors like YOU!
In 2023, we look forward to sharing more stories of how your support allows our youth to have the opportunity to be inspired and empowered in leadership and service over the years and share with you our vision for the future!