What is Little Hands Can?

Little Hands Can is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering children, of any age, to better their communities by connecting them with service opportunities.  We believe that every child and every act of service makes a difference. Through our programs and events, we strive to enable and encourage children from all backgrounds to become civically-minded, compassionate, helpful world citizens and leaders.  

Our Programs

City Stewards

Free community service events are organized at least twice a month for families to serve together at local charities and organizations.

Best for: Families with kids of all ages

When: 2-3x per month year-round. View our Events Calendar to sign up!

Happy Helpers

Preschool-age children meet with seniors at an assisted living facility and together make items to be donated to local charities.

Best for:  Ages 0-6

When: Weekly, September-June. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming dates!

Learning Leaders 

Formerly known as the After School Program and Grow & C.A.R.E., Learning Leaders brings children in four of Eugene's elementary schools together weekly to do hands-on service projects. This program seeks to empower and inspire children from diverse backgrounds to be our next generation of civic-minded leaders. 

Best for:  Elementary-aged children who are part of 4J’s BEST After School Program.

Kindness Camp

This morning summer camp provides kids with the opportunity to have fun while growing their skills of kindness and generosity towards themselves and others.  Each day focuses on a different pillar of giving.  We explore these themes through art, music, and community service projects. 

Best for: Ages 4-8

When: Sessions occur in July and August. Register for our 2019 Summer Camps here.