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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to engage children in volunteerism and empower them to make a difference in their communities.

Results: 2015 Community Impact: • 851 volunteer activities organized • 4,981 kids and their parents/caregivers logged 11,270 volunteer hours serving 77 nonprofit agencies/groups Value to our community: • 2,038 volunteer hours cleaning and beautifying Austin parks & green spaces • 1,015 families assisted those in difficult circumstances by helping to get food on their tables • 687 kids & their families spent 1,637 hours supporting seniors with smiles & shared experiences • 72 activities benefited animals/pets by providing food, handmade toys, and items supporting adoption efforts • 876 volunteer children helped other kids and families by preparing/assembling donated items such as books, diapers, warm coats, backpacks, and daily essentials • 235 volunteer hours were spent working for health-related causes through event support Value to kids: • Understanding community needs • Empathy for others & respect for our environment • Development of new skills and work ethic • Exposure to the value of team work • Self-realization that they can make a difference Value to 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 70 nonprofit organizations by organizing 851 volunteer activities. We brought 4,981 children and their parents/caregivers into the community to contribute 11,270 total volunteer hours.

Geographic areas served: Austin, TX

Programs: Family Volunteering: Through our website, families can view each month a wide variety of hands-on service 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. Youth Leadership Programs: For older kids and teens, we offer educational and leadership programs that enhance the learning that comes through our service experiences.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brian V.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been involved from the sidelines in Little Helping Hands since its founding in the Spring of 2009. What started out as a small grass-roots non-profit has today become the driving force of family volunteerism in Austin. This recently shared factoid from Little Helping Hands illustrates this: "Through September of this year (2012), we offered 37 volunteer opportunities each month on average, providing 1,400 families and 2,400 children with service activities..."

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As the husband of the Executive Director and Founder of this organization, I can say firsthand that this organization has been a game changer to our family's approach to life and what's important in the end. My two girls, who are 6 and 8, continue to learn the lesson of giving by doing and day after day appreciate more and more what they're fortunate enough to have.