We offer a variety of programs and services
The members of our organization adopted Long Fellow Elementary School in Compton, CA as one of our on going programs. In the past, we have donated $1,000.00 to assist parents to purchase school uniforms. We assisted in this endeavor by the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization of Black Enforcement Executives and WITNESS Book Club. Additionally our members have participated in Career Days at the school and purchased toys for Christmas. In 2008, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss, we read books during the “Read Across America” celebration. In 2009, we were joined in Read Across America by NBC News personality Ms. Beverly White and actress Kimberly Barnett. The kindergarten through fifth graders were thrilled to have these personalities take time out of their busy schedules to read to them. A heart felt thanks to Ms. White and Ms. Barnett.
Charming Prom Project
This program was established to assist Los Angeles County foster youth participate in their prom activities. Foster youth seldom have resources for “extras”. Our members feel that all youth should have the opportunity to attend the prom. Our contributions purchased prom tickets, dresses/accessories and tuxedos. To see these deserving youth with mega watt smiles, dressed to the nines was priceless!
for Foster Youth
This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Muzet H. Hall. She loved foster care youth, and we are keeping her dream alive by providing scholarships to deserving foster care youth.
H.O.P.E is the acronym for Helping Other People Excel. This is the latest Holy Helping Hands project. We currently are in the process of constructing the closet and barring any further construction set backs, we hope to have the closet open and operational by June 2009. This closet will be used to assist job seekers by providing them two interview appropriate outfits free of charge. We are working with Employment Specialist Mrs. Eileen Arthur to ensure that the applicants are screened and prepared to interview for employment positions. We need individuals and organizations to assist by donating “gently worn”clothing to HOPE’s Closet. All clothing should be clean, pressed and on hangers. All donors will be provided contribution receipts. Pickup is available in some areas. Call (800) 550-9137 or e-mail HolyHelpingHands@aol.com for pickup.
In 2003, we adopted Cannon House Female Sober Living Facility as on-going project. Our members assist the ladies to matriculate back into main stream society after being released from prison on drug related charges. We provide re-entry training such as building healthy self esteem, interview techniques and appropriate interview clothing. Domestic Violence Outreach Members conduct training seminars to women groups at churches, shelters and schools on the warning signs of abusive partners. We have also donated clothing to domestic violence shelters. Holiday Gift Giving We identify needy families for Thanksgiving and Christmas and provide food and gifts.
We are partnering with various community groups, the Los Angels Urban League, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to provide education to former felons to assist in reintegrating them into their respective communities.
Quarterly, Holy Helping Hands collaborates with other organizations (National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Junior League and Virtuious Woman Sunday School Class to provide services and programs for the veterans at the VA Hospital in Westwood, CA. We co-host the following annual events; Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas parties, Bingo and a Spring Carnival. The veterans of all ages (Korean War to the present) are so appreciative of the time we spend with them. Holy Helping Hands never want our veterans to feel that their sacrifice has been forgotten. We are committed to ensuring that they are not forgotten or overlooked.
Mother’s Day (2009) Holy Helping Hands hosted a “Pamper Party” for the female veterans. They were treated to a day of having their hair, nails and makeup.
Mother’s Day 2012 Pamper Day for the female Vets for the Los Angeles facility.
We need barbers to donate their services so that we can provide a “Appreciation Day” for our male veterans for Father’s Day. Call (800) 550-9137 or e-mail HolyHelpingHands@aol.com if you are willing to donate your services.
U.S. Soldier Support
In the past, we adopted a unit deployed to Iraq. We sent them care packages containing the following requested items; white T-shirts and socks, cookies, candy, gum, personal hygiene items and letters from the children at our adopted school Foster Elementary.