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Mission: HANDY is a unique organization, providing a lifeline for the abused, neglected, disadvantaged youth in Broward County. We respond to their needs and enrich their lives on a day to day basis...one child at a time.

Geographic areas served: Broward County Florida

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a Broward County GAL, HANDY has assisted in providing services for the children I represent and for this I am most grateful. HANDY has proven themselves over and over, year after year from Christmas gifts to school supplies. Thank you HANDY.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Guardian Ad Litem and HANDY has helped to make my kids days on many occasions. In the past the Spring Baskets were amazing - I couldn't wait to deliver them and see the children's faces. They provided Christmas gifts every year and gift cards. They have also helped in emergency cases and more. Thanks HANDY for always being there for the children and their families!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have worked with Handy for 6 yrs. they are a fantastic group of people who care very deeply about the children in the GAl program here in Broward County. Their contributuions on at least 3 occasions each year brighten up childrens'ives immeasurably.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION PROVIDES SCHOOL SUPPLIES PLUS A GIFT CERTIFICATE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, SO THAT CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE, CAN FEEL EQUAL TO THEIR MORE FORTUNATE PEERS.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for the Guardian Ad Litem and every year Handy is there for the children giving not only their time but also their compassion and care to all the children at the beginning of the school year with school supplies and clothing but also at the Holiday time with a gift. I have seen the happiness it brings to their little faces and it makes it worthwhile and I am happy and grateful that I have the time to give to them as well. It is very rewarding and to Handy if you don'd hear it enough..... THANK YOU !!!

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a Guardian ad Litem for almost 25 years, and, as long as HANDY has been in existence (and, yes, I was there at the very beginning), many of the children I serve have benefitted by being able to get clothing, shoes, jackets, underwear, toys, books and many other items on hand at the time. For a child who has been moved without notice, often leaving everything behind; it is wonderful to be able to create an instant wardrobe to get you through the week. I am grateful to HANDY, for fulfilling the needs of the children I serve. HANDY also provides holiday gifts, so that no child is left out.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a Guardian ad Litem for several y ears now and I can't tell you how much HANDY has helped me help my children. They afford me the opportunity to give my kids really great gifts at Xmas and Easter. My favorite experience to share with my kids is the very generous Back-to-School shopping gift certificate which lets them buy brand new clothes and shoes for school. Thanks HANDY for being there!!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with HANDY in assiting to manage their annual golf event. I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with their staff and dedication. Helping our struggling youth find their way through life is fundamental to a brighter future for them. HANDY helps youth in so many different ways. Some of kids they have touched have gone from the streets to gradutating high school and college. Amazing people!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our organization works with adjudicated youth in the dependency system who have been abused , neglected, abandoned, and are disadvantaged. We provide life skills,help with emergency needs (food, shelter, bills, clothing, and provide mentoring and tutoring services for the students. In addition, we are assisting them with their GED'. Our goal is to enable them to receive their high school education and then help them transition on to college or vocational technical school.We collaborate with the local college and university to assist us in providing tuition for these students. Presently, we are supporting over 80 students with books and supplies each semester ($1500 per year). Our students are completing their education and can obtain excellent jobs upon completion. By building upon their educational foundation, we are helping to stop the revolving cycle of abuse, neglect and abandonment. I am very proud to be the Chair of the HANDY Scholarship and Education system and proud to be making a difference in changing the lives of these dependent youth.