Because we feel it is important that you know how and where your donations to Helping Hands are spent, here is what was done last week:


Electric                       4 families             $  1,181.44

Water                            2 families        $      775.11

Rent                          17 families            $ 18,105.18

Transportation               1 family        $      122.98

Total $ 20,184.71


Thank you Emaleigh and Aurelia and moms!

Last week we were visited by 12-year-old Emaleigh Criswell and her mother Tonya. Emaleigh is Our Diamond Miss National Talent Queen.  Joining her was 4-year-old Aurelia Kendzior who is Our Diamond Miss  National Talent Queen and her mother Chloe.  As part of their reigns they volunteer throughout the community.  Emaleigh and Tonya sorted clothes while Aurelia and Chloe sorted toys.   Although they were here for a short time they were able to get a huge amount of work done.

Thanks to all of them…and hope they come back and see us again real soon!



Our truck will be in the parking lot across from the office at St. Ann’s  on Saturday April 16 from 9 am until 1 pm to collect any donations you might want to drop off.  The St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus will be manning the trucks and will be available to give out tax receipts for your donations. We ask that you bring donations of furniture directly to Helping Hands. The truck will be at St. Stephen’s again on Saturday, May 1 from 9 am until 1 pm