What do we do?
This is a frequent question we receive as Heaven’s Helping Hands volunteers. Below is a brief overview of how we try to impact our community. Everyone associated with us is a volunteer!
We assist and support multiple foster agencies in the area with year round emergency intake foster situations and annual Christmas gifts for foster kids. In addition, we work with local churches and nominated friends and family who need a little helping hand.
How do we do this?
We assist the agencies with emergency intakes throughout the year. Agency staff members will alert us of needs that come up throughout the year and we assist them with donations we have received or by shopping with monetary donations from our fundraisers or by individuals.
How can you help?
During the year we may ask for specific donations of new and unused clothing, toys, school supplies or household items. The household supplies are for kids the agencies assist who are aging out of the system that they help secure housing for, but need all the necessities when someone first moves out.
You can also attend our raffle/benefit events. All funds raised go towards the purchases of Christmas and Birthday gifts, bicycles, clothing and gift cards that the older kids most often ask for. At the beginning of November, the foster agencies provide us with Christmas wish lists for the kids. We post the lists and you may choose to purchase for one or more of the kids on the list. We can either pick up the new, unwrapped gifts or you can drop them off directly to the Caring for Kids, Inc. facility in Cuyahoga Falls. They act as a drop off location for both agencies for the Christmas gifts. Please make sure to let them know the name of the child you purchased for and which agency they are with, for sorting purposes.
Our 3rd Annual Heaven’s Helping Hands Christmas for the Kids Fundraiser is on October 12th, 2019! This event has been a huge success in helping our kids and families. We are looking forward to this year being even bigger!
Adopt a Foster Kid For Christmas
In the beginning of November, we will have the foster agency kids Christmas Wish Lists available. Simply pick your kid, let us know, have fun shopping, and we can either pick up the unwrapped gifts from you or you can drop them off at the agency.