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Blessing Hands Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews 1,947

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Religion

Address:

106 Timber Lane Morehead KY 40351 USA

Mission:

We provide education and health assistance for low income students in China needing textbooks, school supplies, books, and tuitions.

Results:

Over the last 9 years we have helped over a 1000 students receive an education at the primary, secondary, and college level. We have aided 17 schools to have clean water, We have given matching funds to one hospital to buy a medical van and assisted with two health workshops in rural areas of China.

Target demographics:

Low income students of all ages in the Guangxi Province of China and neighborhoods of the city Manila in the Philippines.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 300

Geographic areas served:

The Yangshuo, Qinzhou, and Du'an areas of Guangxi Province of China are the main locations. We also have some Buyi and Yao minority students.

Programs:

Tuition support, Food for Kids, water purification. health assistant support, college scholarships, and giving books and musical instruments to schools.

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606 207 4785
http://www.blessing-hands.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I received a newsletter from Blessing Hands today, and I was truly moved by an open letter written from a student to his funder, where he thanked the funder for the educational support which he had received over the years. The student said that he would shortly graduate from his university and would be able to pursue his dream of becoming a software engineer. The student gave a summation of his educational progress, which went from him writing with pencil at the beginning of his studies, to being fully computer literate today. This student now looks forward to a prosperous life in a career that he loves and he ended his letter by making a commitment to one day helping others who are in need.

To me, there is no greater gift that you can give other than the gift of love to a child. This is what Blessing Hands offers to those wishing to make a real difference in the world. Now, I feel blessed because I have the opportunity to make a difference as well.

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Blessing Hands is truly an amazing organization. They have help countess children and villages have a blessed life through education, clean water, and a multicultural experience.

This is the future of China and the Chinese served by Blessing Hands have seen great Christian models and amazing, giving Americans.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started donating to Blessing Hands since 2007, since I first met Betty in my church in Lexington, Kentucky. I was touched by what she had done to help those students and their families in China, even they are on the other side of the earth. I was also surprised knowing that a little money can make difference in those students' lives.

In recent years, with the cost of living increases in China, I donote more than before. This is fine with me. I have realized that I don't need to go to restaraunt every week, I don't need to buy expensive clothes. There are so many ways saving money. If I go to a vacation in Florida and Mexico it will cost me one thousand dollors, but if I don't go to this expensive vacation, I can save the money to help about five students through "Blessing Hands" . While I continue donating to "Blessing Hands" every year, God continues blessing me and my family, I never had any issue with finance.

Today I received the sharings from two Blessing Hands students who got help from Blessing Hands since middle school or high school, now they are almost completing their college study. I am very touched by their stories, especially knowing both students are now helping others in the same way as Blessing Hands helps them.

Thank you, Blessing Hands, for continuing the good work year after year!

Junyan

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I started donating to "Blessing Hands" about six years ago. What Betty has done really inspires me to help those in need. Betty consistently puts her love, her time, her gift and her heart in helping those in need through this nonprofit organization. I really admire her. I believe what this nonprofit organization have achieved has great impact to those students and families who are poor and in need in China. I will continue contributing to "Blessing Hands" as much as I can.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Blessing Hands started with high school scholarships to the Peasant Farmers children and poorest of children in Southern China. It has expanded to the needs of these schools by now providing water purifiers, ambulances, medical personnel and the list goes on.

Betty Cutts gives tirelessly of her time and energy enrolling nationals as well in her goal of getting these children through school. They now provide university scholarships as well. I have met and become friends with several of the recipients of this charity. Following them as they are now college graduates with good jobs sending money back to their parents and siblings to help pull them out of the extreme poverty felt by so many rural areas of China.

Amazing results for the investment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to clone Betty a few dozen times.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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In 2008 while visiting my son, an English teacher in Qinzhou, China I entered his high school lunchroom to find a small cluster of students around an American woman with a translator. She was interviewing students who had asked for a scholarship to pay their tuition cost so they could remain in school. Their families were too poor to pay the modest fees charged by the public school system in China. As she qualified each student for a scholarship another would then sit down before her and present his request. The process seemed very straight forward. When the last student was through I introduced myself to Betty Cuts and was treated to a friendship that has lasted and lasted. I discovered she represented Blessing Hands Charity which, at that time only granted scholarships to high school and college aged students.

The funds that provide those scholarships come from donors who will correspond with the recipients and receive updates on their progress through the school year. When I learned that the Charity had no paid staff and all the funds went to the students I began to understand the dedication and commitment Betty had to provide the most benefit to each student possible. Since our first meeting the scope of the Charity has enlarged to provide pure drinking water to rural schools, medical aid to children of the most rural areas of China and this may only be the beginning of what I see as a total commitment to the peasant Farmer’s children of rural China.

Over the 6 years I was in China I supported several College students with scholarships through their university years and now follow their careers as they have left behind the peasant life they started in and have become productive participants in the Chinese ascension into the Global Economy.

The vision that started Betty on this amazing trip has continued to grow as her base of supporters pass on the word to others of what great things come from participation in Blessing Hands scholarships and projects.

Jerry Dickison

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Betty Cuts with 25 more just like her

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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This charity was truly born out of love for others. Their mission and vision have such a great impact in the lives of the children and community there, as well as in the lives of those of us involved here. We are really blessed to have this opportunity to serve and be involved. What strikes me as a great feature is that this organization is truly there to serve, from top down, everyone volunteers their own time and money for others. There is so little overhead so the money goes to where it is supposed to go: to the children. This is a wonderful example of how "Love does", just go and do good for others... no hidden agenda, no coveting of glory, no greedy people... just kindness in action. It is through the little ripples touching the lives of others that we make a difference. I will continue to encourage and support this great group of people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a part of the work that is done by Blessing Hands.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I pay the tuition for a child to go to high school in China. I recieve correspondence from my young friend there. I know I am helping someone who wants an education. I am thankful for Blessing Hands and Betty Cutts for doing this great work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger. If I had more money I would give more.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I met Betty at a conference where she came up to me and asked for help. I listened to her story about how Blessing Hands helps poor Chinese children have an opportunity for an education.

A few months later Betty and I connected and spent a weekend completing their system and loading in all the students and Donor information. Betty was tireless in the mission to complete the task. We accomplished her goals so she can communicate with all the students and sponsors easily.

Betty and the Blessing Hands team are dedicated to their mission and persistent in making a difference in the world. I'm happy to help.

Tom Politowski, CEO
Nthropy, Inc.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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We sponsor three children through Blessing Hands: a college student, a middle school student, and an elementary school student. The amount of money Blessing Hands collects for each is very small, yet provides so much to these children. They all write letters to us, and they seem very motivated to learn and so appreciative of our sponsorship. Blessing Hands seems to encourage them to reach out to others in their area, and to pass their blessings along.

I have known Betty Cutts for 40 years, and I have great respect for all she does. She cares for each child, and visits China often to check on all facets of the charity. She is a very intelligent woman of great faith, integrity, and compassion, and she is a great friend to so many.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

in an era when many non-for-profit foundations extract immense expenses for operation, it is a rare treat to find one as selflessly devoted as blessing hands aka betty cutts has with financial integrity, using extremely limited resources, impacted so many less fortunate lives. Many of these less fortunate have acquired an education they otherwise would never have received, and now are contributing to society. My brother and i also operate a non-for-profit in Hong Kong, and have known this organization since 2002

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them with more resources

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Blessing Hands has help me distribute Peace Postcards in China, www.peacepostcards.org and I have helped with tuition for several students.
Allan Weiss, Founder
Peace Postcards

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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