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The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Rehabilitation

Mission: History The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust was founded on January 10, 2002. The organization was formed to serve the needy, child abuse, underprivileged, domestic violence victims, veterans, underserved, child abuse, economically disadvantaged, racism and poverty-stricken families and individuals residing in distressed communities in southeastern Michigan. Purpose The purpose of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is to serve the underprivileged, domestic violence victims, veterans, underserved, child abuse, economically disadvantaged, poverty-stricken and low-income families and individuals in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan and other Wayne counties with support, assistance and resources in which our programs, services and activities offers on a day to day basis. Mission statement Our mission is to assist in lifting our voices against illiteracy, providing foster care for seniors, and putting an end to poverty, domestic violence, hunger, racism, child abuse, and homelessness in southeastern Michigan and other Wayne counties, Northern Toledo, OH, Lucas counties and America. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust top priority is to provide basic needs to thousands of families and individuals requesting assistance during these challenging times.

Results: The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has been serving thousands of individuals and families since 2002.

Target demographics: Economically disadvantage

Direct beneficiaries per year: Low income families and individuals

Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Detroit, Southeastern, Michigan and other Michigan counties.

Programs: The Gift Of A Helping Hand Transitional Housing The Gift Of Giving Building Fund The Gift Of Giving Toy Fund Food Collection Drive Clothes & Shoes Collection Drive Coats & Boots Collection Drive Mother In Need Campaign Collection Drive Diaper Collection Drive Backpack & School Supplies Collection Drive Toy Collection Drive Hats & Scarf Collection Drive Cell Phone Collection Drive

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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My goal is to make a difference in the world today. I enjoy helping peoples and I chose The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, because their mission is to help those who need throughout their communities. This organization works on a volunteer basis without financial compensation for themselves. Cathy P. Russell have been a volunteer for her communities since 2002.

She is a loving, inspiring, compassionate and giving person. She helps individuals sincerely from heart without seeking anything in return and that is the many reason help I love to help and support The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

This Human Service Organization is about the community and the peoples involved in the community. I have devoted the last ten years to this organization and I will continue to support and help them in helping others. I enjoy giving my time to such an organization and I hope others will consider volunteering for The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

Review from #MyGivingStory

Diane Sims

Donor

Rating: 4

I am a proud donor and I was filled with joy when The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust accepted my donations to help aid others in need. I hope others will donate to such a great organization, because your donation will benefit The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust in the long run. I thanked The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust so much for the opportunity to be involve with their organization. May God continue to bless Cathy P. Russell and her ministry.

George Mackay

Donor

Rating: 5

I wishes The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust all the best and to continue in their efforts in serving those who need. I am pleased to have participant in and supported their upcoming events. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust focus dovetails with their overall plan and I am happy to have donated to help support their cause. May God continue to bless The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust in receiving all the donors and supporters this organization need to continue in their mission, and to continue to expand.

2 Macy Johnson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have found ourselves needing more this year than ever. This economy has created a great burdon on my family and I. Your organization has helped us tremendouly with food, footware gift certificates and toys.
We are forever grateful for your kindness and support. Thank you for all the hardwork you do for our community!
thanks to you and our team, my family won't miss a meal this holiday. We truly appreciate your organization and all you do for the community!
I look forward to volunteering for The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust in the near future.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mrs Russell Just wanted to thank you for the opportunity and let you know you are a Blessing to your Community your doing a beautiful thing If you ever need help with any projects please feel free to contact me . God Bless N. Gray

Kelvin Russell

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Gift of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is a nonprofit organization that has been serving thousands in its communities since 2002. They serve many of families that are in need. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has helped many of families and friends of mine. Most families are in need of food, clothes and etc. It does not matter what race, age, or sexual orientation you are, they serve everybody in the Detroit metropolitan area, Wayne County and other Michigan cities and counties. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is one of the best organizations in Michigan to volunteer for, and the Executive Director Cathy P. Russell is one of the most beautiful, lovely and compassionate person I have met and I are proud to be on the board of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

Cathy P Russell

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is among the fewer organization believing in putting their clients and community foremost, and meeting their needs. This organization is running the race in helping to end poverty and hunger in America. I am proud to be a part of such professional, sincere, amazing and outstanding organization. I would recommend any to donate their time, money and expertise to such a friendly and reputable organization. This organization have been on volunteering basis for the last ten years, no one is receiving compensation for serving so many people’s that need in their community, and this is what makes The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust unique and one of a kind. May God continue to bless Cathy P. Russell, and The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. She is one of the few peoples I have met that have a heart of gold.

Jean Thompson

Advisor

Rating: 4

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is the backbone of the community, and very invaluable to the people who need help. I love helping out The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. As an Advisor in the community, I recommend this organization, as one of the greatest nonprofit organization to volunteer for. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is very professional and friendly. Cathy P. Russell is always willing to tell you about the organization, and how a person can get involved, and help donate to their needs. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is helping to change lives, and is a solid pillar in the communities they serves.

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Anthony Thomas; I became acquainted with The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, since 2004. I really do appreciate their help because they been a blessing to my family and I. I just wanted to say thank you and I appreciate what you are doing for peoples in their time of crisis. I am a proud donor of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, and I would encourage others to support this organization in their efforts by donating your time, money or expertise to such a great organization. Cathy P. Russell is one of the most beautiful and loving person I have ever met. I am glad to have met her. My family and I have been a part of the receiving and giving end of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, and we look forward to a continue partnership with this amazing and outstanding organization.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I've been involved in many nonprofits over the years, but never before have I been a part of an organization, that is amazing and outstanding as The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust operates on a very low budget, but used their expertise and hundreds of volunteer hours on helping thousands of peoples in the communities in need. It was an incredible experience working with The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. They provides basic human needs for thousands of families and individuals requesting assistnace in Michigan. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is truly a blessing, without their support my family and I would be among the statistics of individuals that goes to bed hungry every night. I applauds The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, and wishes them continue success in the work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I know Cathy more than five years. I am working as a volunteer Web Designer for her nonprofit organization, The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. Cathy is very professional, she knows what her communities needs during these tough economic times. It is a pleasure working with Cathy and I am very pleased I met her. Cathy P. Russell is an ambitious, positive, punctual, hard working individual. She believes in helping those in need throughout her community. She is reliable, dependable, and a positive light for those seek her friendship and advice. She is a beautiful person to work with and a great business perston to volunteer for. Be a part of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, it is one of the most rewarding experiences, that will bring you pure joy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is extremely effective in providing basic human needs for thousands of families and individuals in Michigan, during these challenging times. The organization demonstrates all actions and produces positive results in the communities its serves through their programs, services and activties. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has a positive impact on all the lives they touch, and I am proud to have volunteered with them for the last 8 years. Keep up the good work The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, so many individuals depends on you each and every day. May God's blessings continue to be with Cathy P. Russell and The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is extremely effective in providing basic human needs for thousands of families and individuals in Michigan, during these challenging times. The organization demonstrates all actions and produces positive results in the communities its serves through their programs, services and activties. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has a positive impact on all the lives they touch, and I am proud to have volunteered with them for the last 8 years. Keep up the good work The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, so many individuals depends on you each and every day. May God's blessings continue to be with Cathy P. Russell and The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is extremely effective in providing basic human needs for thousands of families and individuals in Michigan, during these challenging times. The organization demonstrates all actions and produces positive results in the communities its serves through their programs, services and activties. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has a positive impact on all the lives they touch, and I am proud to have volunteered with them for the last 8 years. Keep up the good work The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, so many individuals depends on you each and every day. May God's blessings continue to be with Cathy P. Russell and The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

It is an honor to be associated with The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust. I am personally proud of their work and the impact The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has on the communities this organization serves. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust amazing support, compassion and love to help thousands of families and individuals to receive basic human needs is extraordinary and provides great hope for the city of Detroit. Cathy P. Russell is an angel, and the most loving and affectionate person I have ever meet. Her love and compasssionate for helping others have moved me and touched my heart deeply. I will continue to assist her in her mission to help the thousands of indiviudals seeking basic human needs in Michigan.

Donor

Rating: 4

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is an awesome organization that I have donated to for the past 10 years. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust provides such an important work to hundreds of communities receiving basic human needs assistance from the organizations programs. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is one of the most rewarding organization I have ever known, and I will continue to support this organization by making monetary and in-kind donations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has been providing services for my family and I since 2003. Due to unpredictable circumstances and tough economic times, The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has been truly a blessing to me. Cathy P. Russell needs to be recognize for her dedication to the many communities she serves, and I will be the first to say, The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is a remarkable organization, and with this organization being in my life, I do not know if my family and I would have been able to survive through these tough times. Thank you Cathy P. Russell and may God truly bless you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gift of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust has been a god send for me. Being a full-time nursing student with limited funds, I have had the opportunity to receive the items that I needed from this organization. Each and every time I was in need this organization was there to service my every need. Whether I needed food, clothes, or personal items, I received what I needed. In my visits to this organization I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Mrs. Cathy Russell. She is very professional, hardworking, caring, giving, respectful, and knowledgable regarding her business. The atmosphere is very warm with a welcoming spirit. I have been very blessed to have an organization such as A Gift of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust help when I really needed to be help. I look forward to one day in the future being able to work for this organization and being a donor. I would recommend this organization to anyone that needs a helping hand or just need someone that cares.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Kelvin and I have been volunteering for The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust since 2007. One of my memorable experience by volunteering for the organization is the love and the kindness The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has for their clients. This is a dedicated organization, and I am proud to have experience working for The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privileged to volunteer for The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust as a board member since 2008. I can not think of a great organization I would worked for. The compassion and affection Cathy P. Russell has for a clients is superb. I have not meet anyone more dedicated and giving to peoples in their communities, as Cathy P. Russell. I would recommend The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust as the number one organization for anyone to volunteer for.

2 Cathy R.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust mision is to assist in lifting our voices against illiteracy, providing foster care for seniors, and putting an end to poverty, domestic violence, hunger, racism, child abuse, and homelessness in southeastern Michigan and other Wayne counties, Northern Toledo, OH, Lucas counties and America.

This organization has been serving undeprivileged families and individuals with basic human needs since 2002. I have been a consistence donor of this organization since 2002 and I am proud to be able to help assist The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust in its mission.

I have donated new toys, clothes and shoes to The Gift Of A Helpng Hand Charitable Trust to provide basic human needs to needy families and individuals. This organization needs to increase their fundraising budget in order to recieve more donors to help assist with their mission.