The FDC Foundation granted Hands to Help Ministries $15,000 for the year 2013. Funds from this grant will be used for rental, identification and utilities assistance for our clients. We thank the FDC Foundation for its continued support.
Hands to Help Welcomes New Outreach Worker
In March, Hands to Help Ministries welcomed Omar Guzman as its new outreach worker. Hands to Help Ministries welcomes Omar
to our team.
Hands to Help Out in the Community
Our Hands to Help outreach worker, works with those in need in the Portage Park and Irving Park neighborhoods. The outreach worker targets the Six Corners area and the Kennedy Expressway underpass at Irving. He reaches out to homeless people living in the area. Hands to Help works to establish a relationship with people and after assessing needs, seeks to connect people with housing and other services. If you see a person in need, please call the Hands to Help hotline at 773 599-9370 and let us know the time and place you encountered the person.
We have the following volunteer opportunities available:
OFFICE HELP Volunteers are needed to help in the office on Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job consists of general receptionist work: Greeting clients, serving coffee, filling out paperwork, occasionally lending an ear. HTH is ideally looking for 4 people: One volunteer to be scheduled for 1 week per month.
ERRAND RUNNER If you have a car, and bits of free time each week, this might be perfect for you. Occasionally our Outreach Worker requests items for our clients (CTA card, toiletries, etc.), so the runner's job would be to go out and get these when needed. Runners will be reimbursed by HTH. You may need to coordinate pickup of donated items as well. A valid drivers' license is needed.
TUESDAY NIGHT OUTREACH Volunteers are needed to provide lunches in lunch bags and take them to one of two designated areas. Groups of 4 Volunteers will pass out lunches to those who are in need, and offer information about HTH. We are looking for a core of 4 to 12 people for this program. Tuesday Night volunteers will attend a short 1.5-hour training for this exciting job!
LUNCHES for TUES. NIGHT OUTREACH Volunteer groups are needed to make about 10 to 20 simple lunches for our outreach volunteers to pass along to clients on Tuesday nights. This is a wonderful opportunity for churches, scouting troops, high school students, or any other group of people who want to do something to directly help their community!