Little Helping Hands

Rating: 4.93 stars   102 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy

Location: 8711 Burnet Rd. B-33 Austin TX 78755 USA

Mission: Our mission is to engage young children and their families in community service and inspire lifelong volunteerism.
Results: 2014 Community Impact Value to our community. - 1,980 volunteer hours were spent cleaning and beautifying Austin parks & green spaces - 887 families assisted those in difficult circumstances by helping to get food on the table - 438 volunteer children & their families spent 775 hours supporting Austin seniors with smiles & shared experiences - 63 volunteer activities benefited Central Texas animals/pets by providing food, handmade toys, and other items in support of adoption efforts - 716 volunteer children helped other kids and families by preparing/assembling donated items such as books, diapers, warm coats, backpacks, and daily essentials - 350 volunteer hours were spent helping our partner agencies further their missions by providing event support Value to our children. - Improved understanding of the needs in our community - Empathy for others and respect for our environment - Development of new skills and a work ethic - Exposure to the value of team work - Self-realization that they can make a difference Value to our families. - Quality time together - Strengthening communication - Sharing of family values - Starting a family tradition of volunteering
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we directly helped over 60 nonprofit organizations by organizing 692 volunteer activities. We brought 4,183 children and their parents/caregivers into the community to contribute over 9,380 total volunteer hours.
Programs: Through our website, families can view each month a wide variety of hands-on volunteer opportunities supporting numerous nonprofits/groups and sign up for them directly, making it simple for parents/caregivers and their children to experience the value and importance of community service together in a fun and positive learning environment. Little Helping Hands will also work with local businesses to create or enhance employee community service programs with family volunteer opportunities and assist those looking for group volunteer opportunities within the Austin community.
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EIN 27-0452295
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Rating: 5 stars  

Austin is so fortunate to have an organization like Little Helping Hands. Before I discovered the organization, I often lamented the lack of volunteer opportunities for young kids. Most organizations have an age minimum b/c it takes some effort and creativity to find -- and, mostly, to PREPARE for -- activities with the younger crowd. LHH does the work. The Austin community and my family are the beneficiaries. I love that my daughter will not remember a time that she wasn't regularly volunteering to help others. It is just a part of who she is now. And she is such a compassionate little girl that I have to believe it is due, in part, to this fabulous organization. EVERY community should want to start their own LHH!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I did an activity with my 10 year old step daughter. We had a fantastic time at the Ronald Mcdonald house making meals. I am so grateful to have found an organization that encourages helping others and includes our kids. It is so important!

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?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Cooking with my daughter.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It felt good to do something for others with my daughter. We don't get many of those opportunities and it is so important for our children!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My children and I have been volunteering with Little Helping Hands from its beginning. I cannot tell you how much volunteering with LHH has affected my young boys lives and our family's overall. The activities are always very well-organized, age-appropriate, and fun for all involved while at the same time helping out the community. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't brag enough about Little Helping Hands. Not only is it a fabulous way to teach young children about community service, but it also provides us with quality, fun family activities. I am so happy that our family is involved with this fantastic organization. We look forward to each of our LHH activities and are alwasy impressed with how organized and well thought out each activity is.

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?

Some

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family has had so much fun volunteering through Little Helping Hands. I wanted my children (age 3&6) to learn the importance of helping others at a young age. LHH gives us a chance as a family to give back and show our kids this important lesson. We appreciate the opportunity and always have fun.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization. I think every big city should have one. I am a first time stay it home mom of three small boys. I had previously worked full time and worked year round. This past summer I decided not to work and the boys were going to stay home. I was trying to find activities that would keep them busy. I also thought volunteering would be great. In trying to find things to do I found this great organization. They realize that little hands can do BIG things. My boys look forward to the activities and are able to communicate what there impact is doing. We really feel like we are making a great impact. The best part ( the ice cream award is great) is seeing the impact they have on the world. My one son received the community award at school. My other little guy helped pick up trash at a local park without being asked. This is an organization that helps are family show are children that everyone can help. I cannot say enough of the impact this organization has had on our family. We just moved to Austin and this is my favorite part of living this city. I think that says a lot.

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?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Little Helping Hands teaches children about giving back in a fun environment. We assembled food for a pantry that gives to the working poor and the homeless. I believe it is so important for those who have to give back and it is never to young to understand this concept. We had a great time and plan to do it on a regular basis.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

feeding the homeless.

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

Hire more people to help the administrators take on more opportunities. Right now the volunteer demand exceeds supply but these two wonderful women can't be everywhere to oversee every project.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Little Helping Hands is a top notch organization. They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for parents and children to do together. The website and sign up process are clear and concise. The volunteer activities are age appropriate, efficiently organized and show children that they can make a difference in our community despite their youth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my children's response to volunteering. They immediately ask when they can go again.

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

expand it.

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?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

LHH is a fabulous way to help teach children from an early age that helping others is a rewarding experience. We just did our first LHH activity, and it was a fun afternoon for my daughter and me. We are looking forward to many more activities with LHH as we learn about ourselves and the world outside of our 4 walls.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Austin, TX

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

easier to sign up for activites.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization!! LHHs has been such a blessing to our family. It has given us the opportunity to volunteer as a family. I was so impressed with the management of th organization that we decided to include them in our annual charity giving.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteerism has been a big part of my life, but after having a family it was difficult to find activities that we could participate in as a family. It's great to share the joy of helping someone else with your kids!

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

This organization does a FABULOUS job of keeping the activities appropriate for children. There is nothing I would change.

 
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