Little Helping Hands

Rating: 4.93 stars   97 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy

Location: P.O. Box 29142 Austin TX 78755 USA

Mission: Our mission is to engage young children and their families in community service and inspire lifelong volunteerism.
Results: 2013 Community Impact - 644 volunteer activities organized ~ 35% more activities than in 2012 - 3,845 children and their parents/caregivers logged over 8,300 total volunteer hours last year serving over 50 organizations/groups. Value to our community. - Prepared and served meals to 3,800 people experiencing homelessness or hard times - 2,300 hours assisting the homeless and working poor in Austin’s pantries, food bank, shelters, and other support services - 2,280 hours as environmental stewards helping to keep Austin beautiful - 1,440 pounds of dog food donated and prepared for the homeless and their pets - 1,000 hours of companionship shared with the elderly and disabled - 627 hours spent organizing, cleaning, and sorting educational/literacy materials - 10% of contributions we receive are passed on to our partners as in-kind donations 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
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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Rating: 5 stars  

Philanthropy has been part of my life since I was a young child thanks to my parents, who encouraged our family to volunteer and to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Instilling that same value in my own children is important to me, and I feel so fortunate that Little Helping Hands is here to help me do so. Not only do my daughters enjoy their Little Helping Hands projects, but they are also learning about the needs of their community and doing their part to help meet those needs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Before Little Helping Hands, finding the right volunteering fit for me and my kiddos to participate in was time consuming and challenging. Now, with Little Helping Hands I am presented with a variety of hands on volunteering options that are well organized and age appropriate. My three girls love the opportunity to give back to their community and I am delighted to see community service find a place in their hearts at such a young age.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As soon as my family started volunteering with Little Helping Hands, I knew it was an organization we would support wholeheartedly. I had struggled to find family volunteer opportunities that would allow my young kids to participate -- or that would provide them with a meaningful experience when they were allowed to come along. LHH does just that. With LHH, my kids have cooked and served meals to people in need, worked in a food pantry, made beds for kittens at the animal shelter, delivered meals to elderly homebound people, helped train therapy dogs, and much more. They learn about service and it gives us an opportunity and a framework for discussing a wide range of issues. And it's fun! My whole family looks forward to our volunteer activities with Little Helping Hands.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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