Hands4Hope’s mission is to cultivate the next generation of socially responsible citizens; to empower youth to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action and leadership. Hands4Hope is led by a youth board who is mentored by a Parent Advisory Council. Their primary objective is to show and teach youth how they can make a difference in their communities.
Because their programs include both service and service learning, we give youth of all ages the power to decide their level of involvement, from hands-on community service, joining a school club or team or lead a committee. All of which they will have eye-opening experiences that inspire compassion and strengthen life skills.
Hands4Hope is driven by the interest and focus of youth involved. All projects serve those in a special needs category – homeless, low income, trafficked, bullied, military, victims of a natural disaster, etc. Their focus is within El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.
The El Dorado Hills Chapter of NCL has partnered with Hands4Hope particularly in the areas of homeless and low income outreach. We participated in the Hands4Hope Food Blitz in September, collecting 350 pounds of food and $255. All of the food was donated directly to the Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom where it will help nourish families in need in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Granite Bay. Our NCL group put together a basket for the first Hands4Hope SummerFest Fundraiser, raising over $250. The chapter has also assisted the Hands4Hope team on the annual Haunted House and blanket making at the holidays.