Winter 2016 Newsletter
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS OF LITTLE HANDS CAN!
This year Little Hands Can has grown by leaps and bounds! Little Hands Can events have hosted 850 attendees and served 1114 people! We can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring.
· Here’s a brief recap of all we’ve accomplished this fall:
o We had many fun public events:
§ We had a holiday sing-along with the Meals on Wheels folks. Families and church groups from out of town (and some in town) made beautiful holiday placemats ahead of time that we gave to the seniors at our sing-along. Meals on Wheels sent us a sweet Thank You card (see picture).
o We attended eight Cornerstone Community Housing Active Kids programs and did service with the kids there. They were sweet kids and great at giving back to the community! Read details here.
o Between the Cornerstone events, church groups, preschools, individual families and the Santa’s Breakfast, we compiled 450 Christmas cards for the Eugene Mission. These went on each bed on Christmas Eve.
o We had a few fundraisers to help Little Hands Can become sustainable
§ In October we celebrated our recently attained 501c3 status by holding a drawing to anyone who donated to LHC.
§ In December we held a Breakfast with Santa event sponsored by Old School Eugene. Did you see it in the newspaper?
§ We met a lot of people the Saturday before Christmas as we wrapped their presents at Barnes and Noble.
§ Thank you to all of you who donated! We really rely on your donation to make Little Hands Can possible. Every little bit helps! Didn’t get a chance to donate at these fundraisers? No problem! You can donate here now!
· HERE ARE OUR EXCITING PLANS FOR THIS WINTER SEASON:
o PUBLIC EVENTS will include planting trees with the Friends of Trees program, making special Valentine’s with seniors from the Lone Oak Assisted Living Community, making first aid kits for the Eugene Mission and working at the Native Plant Nursery. For specific information and to see other activities that pop up, be sure to check out our events page here.
o Corridor Elementary and Coburg Charter have both asked us to come to do projects with classes at their schools!
· WANT LITTLE HANDS CAN TO COME TO YOUR EVENT?
o We attend camps, churches, birthday parties, work parties and more! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on getting us to come to you!
· KNOW OF A CHARITY THAT NEEDS LITTLE HANDS CAN HELPERS?
o Please let us know! We’d love to help out! email@example.com
· WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
o View our internships and volunteer opportunities here.
o Donate here to help make Little Hands Can sustainable!
Can’t wait to see you all this winter!
-The Little Hands Can team
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