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Wish for: Helping Hands

My wish is for helping hands soup kitchen in Brandon to receive donations. They are in need of pastas, produce and meat. These are items that they are very low on and that dont get donated often enough. If anyone would be willing to donate so they can continue to serve healthy meals to approx. 150 ppl a day it would be so greatly appreciated. They are also always needing volunteers. Thank you everyone for considering this wish  

 
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JimmersChick
4/16/2011 7:10:26 PM
Member since:
Apr 2011
what is their phone number and location? I am not familiar with them. I would like to be able to donate some money to their wonderful cause so they can purchase some items.
Smilin
4/17/2011 9:32:05 AM
Member since:
Jan 2008
They are located at 111 7th. The coordinator there is Debbie. There phone number is 727-4635. Donations can be made Mon-Fri between the hours of 9-2. Thank you all for considering donations whether it be monentary or food.
Smilin
4/17/2011 9:37:05 AM
Member since:
Jan 2008
Just to give you a bit of background JimmersChick, they are soup kitchen that serves lunch mon-fri from 12-1 and it is available to everyone. They serve approx. 35,000 meals/year and only have 2 paid staff working there and the rest is volunteers. There is 1 cook and 1 coordinator that keeps the place going with the help of volunteers. I have just came across this place also when I was doing a project for a college assignment and I have been volunteering since. It is amazing what these people do daily for people in need. I hope this has given you some insight to Helping Hands soup kitchen.
JimmersChick
4/17/2011 11:34:18 AM
Member since:
Apr 2011
It has and it sounds like a wonderful place to volunteer and donate to.  
 
thank you very much for the information.
Smilin
4/17/2011 4:08:38 PM
Member since:
Jan 2008
You are very welcome JimmersChick, thank you for taking the time to view this wish and consider donation or volunteering :)
Smilin
4/20/2011 5:45:21 PM
Member since:
Jan 2008
Just posting to bump this thread up again as Helping Hands soup kitchen is in need of produce, meat, juices, and volunteers. Every little bit helps, if anyone can spare anything or just time to see what they really do for people in need. Thanks everyone :)
Babar
4/23/2011 11:54:51 PM
Member since:
Aug 2008
I will definitely be donating something to them and looking for somewhere to help out for those less fortunate. There is many opportunities in Brandon to volunteer and this is one for me, so will be checking it out this week. Also wanting to know more information on where they get the food from; it can't be solely on donations, and perhaps are able to get funding from somewhere.
Smilin
4/24/2011 7:38:48 AM
Member since:
Jan 2008
The food they receive is solely on donations from people. The monetary donations and funds they receive go towards the building costs ie) repairs, utilities, building supplies for cleaning, ect. I did a project for college just recently and interviewed the co-ordinator that is how I am aware as to where donations come from and what is done with the monetary donations, and that they dont purchase the food. Thank you for supporting Helping Hands.
Smilin
4/24/2011 7:41:21 AM
Member since:
Jan 2008
They also have a hot dog fundraiser and are planning more as huge buildings like their's takes money to run and upkeep. They do get some funding, which is all towards the building. The food supplies come from the generous public. I hope I have been able to answer your questions. If not, I strongly recommend talking to Debbie the coordinator there. Once again, thank you :)
DGA
5/11/2011 4:26:43 PM
Member since:
Aug 2010
CuriousGeorge and others just wanted to let you know that United Way of Brandon is providing $15,000 this year (2011) to Helping Hands to help pay for the new staff position (Debbie's). You are right this is a terrific organization, doing terrific work in our community. Building rent, utilities, supplies, staffing-all costs money so the United Way is very pleased that this year we can help. There are many businesses and people in Brandon who provide financial assistance to Helping Hands just like many other charities. Most of those folks prefer to stay annonymous. We are very lucky to live in such a caring community.

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