Hannah's Treasure Chest enriches the lives of children in need by creating care packages of their basic needs, such as clothes, shoes, books, toys, and equipment such as strollers. This has got to be one of the best organizations because of the family environment they have created with their staff and employees. When they meet the staff from other organizations, their treated like family as well. They feel comfortable sharing as much as they can to let the volunteers and staff know the impact they're making on the lives of the children.
Recently, as a volunteer at HTC, I had a chance to participate in filling an order for the largest family request we have had in anyone's memory. There were 10 children in this blended group,who needed basic necessities, as well as some extra perks such as equipment,toys and books. The excited Volunteers went to work and filled several six foot tables with product to help out this financially stretched family, and did it with enthusiasm and pleasure
That we were able to fulfill many of the requests coming from the case worker
helping that family, was a testament to our mission which fuels our organization.
Having been a preschool teacher for 27 yrs., I felt volunteering at Hannah's Treasure Chest, when I retired, would fit with my love of children. What a blessing it has turned out to be, not only for all of the children it serves, but also for those of us who enjoy going in to the facility to fill orders and help provide their basic needs. These volunteers will step up to accommodate requests that come to us from the agencies we work with, often going out of their way to find what is requested. A Barbie doll,
believe it or not, dressed in a "Sponge Bob" T shirt, for a girl who had requested a Barbie doll or something "Sponge Bob", was one of our memorable fulfillments. Everyday there is a lesson in
remembering to be grateful, and to help do something for those less fortunate.
I am continually amazed at the dedication of the volunteers, many of whom devote hundreds of hours each year. These volunteers efforts are essential to Hannah's for maximizing its limited resources. I especially admire the striving for incremental operational improvements that ultimately translates into improving the lives of children helped by Hannah's.
I toured the facility to learn what Hannah's Treasure Chest actually does. They ladies there walked me through each step of the process from receiving donations, cleaning items, sorting them into the warehouse, and then choosing the right clothes, books, toys and other basic needs for each child. It is easy to see how much the volunteers care about making sure each child not only has needs met, but has fun with the the items they receive. Their passion for making kids safe, happy and healthy is what really makes this operation truly a success.
A friend and I recently visited Hannah's Treasure Chest. We were very impressed! Their volunteers were very knowledgeable and gave us a tour of their facility. It was extremely organized and clean. It was clear that they were dedicated to helping as many children and families as they possibly could. When we left we were inspired to start collecting items to donate and have since dropped off several bags. Also, we decided to make them a top priority by spreading the word about them to our church women's group. The need is great and keeps growing. This organization is a positive example of people truly making a difference.
I've been an occasional volunteer with HTC for many years, and love to see the dedication of others who are there working to make lives better for children who need assistance with clothing, shoes, bedding, etc.
I'm also a volunteer coordinator for a local company who sends groups of volunteers to local non-profits; many of our employees will specifically ask that we coordinate volunteer days for HTC. Everyone always says they have a rewarding volunteer day at HTC, helping to improve the lives of local children!
I have been volunteering at Hannah's for seven years and have met a wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers. Love the flexibility of hours. Come in when you can! Just a great organization led by a director who truly appreciates all the work that we do.
Thank you so much for providing a Boppy pillow for a Help Me Grow heart operation child, so he can work on his gross motor skills!
A co-worker was able to pick it up for me, that is a wonderful service, too.
Very impressed with the dedication and direction of Hannah's Treasure Chest. They provide a rare combination of a strong sense of mission along with operational excellence. Dedicated volunteers help execute the game plan of the leadership team in providing support and love for Dayton area kids.
HTC is an extremely valuable resource for our organization. it is good to know there's additional support close by with almost anything we need to help assist our parents. Above and beyond the items provided are the staff and volunteers. They are amazing people with wonderful hearts for serving the under-resourced population. They are very careful to provide only items that they themselves would appreciate having and they make agencies like ours feel very comfortable in the request, pick up and process. We love and appreciate Hannah's!
Hannah's is such a great charity and filling a huge need in the community! I really like how they take used (unexpired) car seats to donate to families in need. All kids need to be transported safely and a safe car seat is so expensive.
A wonderful nonprofit committed to providing children from newborn to teen items, clothing, toys, books, cribs, diapers and on. A great group of people working and volunteering and donates giving of their time, talent, effort and items to fulfill this big need!
This nonprofit runs on a large volunteer basis. None of us are given a volunteer schedule to follow, we all come in to work when our time allows. And somehow it all works, wonderfully. This is a nonprofit that brings out the best in it's volunteers, the mission calls to to the hearts of all of us to help provide toys, clothing, diapers, toothbrushes and more for children. What a wonderful cause to dedicate one's self to!
I have been volunteering for a year and a half now and have met some amazing people. The dedication at Hannah's is unbelievable. The reward of helping children and families in need is unparallel.
Hannah's is an amazing organization. It is a loving and caring environment that provides for needy children. As a volunteer it is wonderful to connect with a place and feel as though I am making a difference. The staff especially the director is always singing our praises and telling the volunteers how special we all are. Hannah's is truly an outstanding organization and I am pleased to be included in their large group of volunteers who have now become my friends.
As a former board member, I can honestly say that from the top to the bottom, inside and out, Hannah has the support of its community! This organization does so much with so little; and doesn't complain. The CEO, Sarah, is amazing; she is growing as an executive and willing to learn...the added plus, is that she is deeply invested in Hannah's success. The community needs this organization, and the organization needs the community to continue its support.
Hannah's Treasure Chest does amazing things for children and families in need!
AMAZING! Organized and efficient! Everyone working there really loves helping and is doing it from the bottom of their hearts!
Hannah's Treasure Chest has been a pleasure to collaborate with over the years. Our organization uses them when our families are in need. After a partner meeting, I cannot express the happiness I felt when they asked for as much detail as possible because they want to provide families, not just children with things that are specific to their needs. What really impressed me was their ability to want to pair children (specifically girls) with baby dolls that reflected their own background. If you know anything about baby dolls, this is not always an easy task. The staff at Hannah's Treasure Chest are so passionate about what they do and they glow with every opportunity to just talk about how they helped one family, or made a difference to another. They remember families so it is not something they do and forget about, they take their clients seriously and all people are treated equal. They also give back and help raise awareness to their community about family needs as well as national awareness (diaper awareness specifically). Great organization, great staff, and I feel lucky to be able to work with them!
Excellent nonprofit, very organized with passionate employees and volunteers. Employees are knowledgeable re: the issues of child need, including diapers, clothes, baby beds, and children's toys.
I use Hannah's Treasure Chest with all of my clients and it is a blessing to these moms. From the clothing to the diapers, and other baby items that they need very desperately. Thank you Hannah's for all your hard work.