Ways To Help

How You Can Lend a Hand

Looking for a way to make a difference? There is always a variety of ways you can help Hand in Hand Ministries – though time, talent and treasure. Please see the many options below we have for you to Lend a Hand…Change a Life!

 

 

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Hand in Hand thanks all of our donors and volunteers for making a difference in our world.

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Sharing your kindnesses and abundances is truly life changing to the children and families we serve. To make a real difference, we need your help. Donate Today!

You can assure Hand in Hand’s programs continue to provide hope for those marginalized by poverty or disease with your generosity. It is always appreciated and put to good work. As good stewards to the world, we are also good stewards of your donations. Historically, eighty-six cents of every dollar donated to Hand in Hand goes directly to programs.

Wish List

Below is a list of items that we could use in our Louisville and Auxier offices. Due to new programming in Louisville and program expansion in Appalachia, Hand in Hand is no longer accepting the gift-in-kind donations that we have in the past. Please contact Allison if you have any questions 502.459.9930

Before you collect any of the following, please touch base with the Hand in Hand office to ensure needs have not changed since this was published.

Great for a Donation Drives:

  • Gift cards – Home Depot / Lowes / Ace Hardware
  • Paint Brushes
  • Nail aprons
  • Safety glasses
  • Gas Weed Eater
  • Dust Masks
  • Power tools (we can send list)
  • Construction supplies
  • Paper Yard Bags
  • Sanding blocks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Bar Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Feminine Products
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Deodorant men’s and women’s
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes adults
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Canned fruits
  • Cooking Oils
  • Canned Meats
  • Self Rising Flour
  • Chef Boy R D items for kids
  • Heat and eat items for kids

Other needs:

  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Baking sheets
  • TV Wall Mount
  • Large TV
  • Ice machine
  • PA system
  • Karaoke Machine
  • 15 passenger van
  • Sponsor a meal for a volunteer day

Thank you for all your support!

Corporate Matching Gifts and Volunteer Matching Gifts

One of the best deals for a donor is when their employer agrees to match their donation. It doubles the gift, and makes your charitable dollars go twice as far! Another new way is to participate is through volunteer matching. Many companies now donate money to organizations based on the hours you do service. (For example: One of our volunteers works for a company that donates $500 for every 40 hours volunteered. She went to Belize, and Hand in Hand received $500!) Please check with your employers.

Contact Michele Williams at michele@myhandinhand.org or (502) 459.9930 if have any questions.

We are delighted to showcase the following list of places that match donations by their employees to Hand in Hand. If your workplace matches donations to Hand in Hand and it’s not on this list, let us know and we’ll add you to the list.

Matching Organizations

To the employers who match gifts…THANK YOU! You encourage the generosity of your employers by matching gifts. We are incredibly grateful.

5/3 Bank
ADP
AIG
AMGEN
Aegon
Allstate Foundation
Altria Group
Bank of America
BATS
BP
Bristol-Meyer Squibb
Brown-Forman
Engage Learning
Chase
Citizens Financial Group
Community Health Systems Foundation
Dean Foods
ExxonMobil
Gannett
GE
Home Depot Foundation
Humana
IBM
John Hancock
Kindred
Microsoft
Monsanto
Morgan Stanley
Pfizer
PNC
Prudential
Sanofi Aventis
State Farm
Steelcase Foundation
UBS Foundation
Unilever
United Technologies
Wachovia
Walmart / Sam's Club
Warranty Group
Wellpoint Foundation
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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in helping Hand in Hand make a difference and would like to volunteer, please contact Allison Ridenour at allison@myhandinhand.org or (502) 459.9930.

Immersion Trips: Our Most Popular Way to Volunteer!

Join us for a life-changing experience! Volunteers from 34 states and various countries have traveled with Hand in Hand time and time again to not only build homes, but build relationships with people they never thought they would meet. Taking a trip with us may be the most powerful thing you ever do! Learn more about how you can lend a hand and change a life! Visit the immersion trip page for dates and more information about our locations.

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Board Member

We are looking for a few good men and women to spread and support our mission. As a board member, you would be required to attend board meetings every other month and committee meetings on the alternating months, attend events throughout the year, assist with fundraising goals and make a personal contribution.

If you are interested in joining our board, contact Marla Cautilli at marla@myhandinhand.org or (502) 459.9930.

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Administration Work (Day to Day Operations)

Filing, computer and phone skills are always needed.

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Food Distribution

Hand in Hand has partnered with Panera Bread to deliver food to Wayside Christian Mission for years. Day old baked goods from Panera are picked up by Hand in Hand volunteers and delivered to the shelter.

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Handyman/woman

Our headquarters in Louisville is located in a house built in 1865 where, as you can imagine, things are not always perfect. We would love to gather names for a small network of volunteer specialists to help us if something unexpectedly breaks.

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Light House Cleaning

With our staff diligently at work, we could always use a volunteer or two to run a vacuum, dust, etc. to assist with small chores.
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Kroger Cards
kroger_communityGiving to Hand in Hand Ministries is easy with the Kroger Community Rewards. Simply enroll in the program, select Hand in Hand Ministries and then make your normal purchases with your Kroger Plus Card.

Hand in Hand Ministries will be eligible to receive rewards based on its percentage of purchases to the total spending of all participating organizations per quarter. Annual donations from Kroger are approximately $2,000.

 Ineligible Items: alcohol, tobacco, postage, gift cards, lottery tickets, fuel, Western Union and sales tax

Amazon Smile
s7-j0saE_400x400 Another easy way to give to Hand in Hand Ministries is through Amazon Smile! Choose to shop through Amazon Smile and designate Hand in Hand as your charity of choice. As you shop, Hand in Hand will receive 0.5% of the price of each item you purchase.

Your Amazon account settings and information will all be the same when shopping through Amazon Smile. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Charity Choice
CharityChoiceLogo Looking for another way to give? Through Charity Choice, you can donate an unused gift card, convert credit card reward points into a cash donation, or make a donation on the behalf of someone on a special occasion. These donations are 100% tax deductible.
Planned Giving and Bequests

Please remember Hand in Hand Ministries in your will or funeral memorial gifts. If you need assistance in setting up a gift in your will, an annuity, memorial gift or some other forms of planned giving, please contact us. We have attorneys and financial planners who have the expertise and will help you make the arrangements.

Contact Tandee Ogburn at tandee@myhandinhand.org or 502.459.9930 for more information on how you can create a legacy of giving.

We thank all our volunteers who continue to enhance the mission of Hand in Hand Ministries by building stronger communities.

Gift-in-Kind Donations UPDATED

UPDATED! Please read.

Due to new programming in Louisville and program expansion in Appalachia, we are restructuring our space and staff to best meet the needs of the people we serve. Hand in Hand is no longer accepting all the gift-in-kind donations that we have in the past. Please contact our offices if you have any questions. 502.459.9930

We DO accept new tools, construction supplies and toiletries. If you have something else you may want to donate, you can send a photo and dimensions to ellen@myhandinhand.org.

We encourage you to take any other donations to the following organizations also doing good work in our community:

  • Habitat Restore: 4044 Taylorsville Rd. (40220) (502) 805.1416
  • St. Vincent dePaul: 2217 Hikes Ln. (40218) – (502) 473.8856
  • Catholic Charities: 2220 W Market St. (40212) – (502) 636.9263
  • Cedar Lake Lodge: 9505 Williamsburg Plaza, Suite 200 (40222) – (502) 964.2411

Thank you for all your generosity over the years. You truly have made a difference in our community. We are sorry for any future inconveniences.

Fundraisers, Donations or Volunteer Opportunities

When it comes to putting on an event, we need lots of help!

– Would you like to donate your time around or during an event?
– If you are an individual or business, would you like to graciously donate a gift card, service or experience for Hand in Hand to use at a future fundraiser? These gifts are often used for silent auctions to raise money for our programs. It is a great way to showcase your business as a generous and charitable community partner.

If so please contact Darian Eswine at darian@myhandinhand.org or (502) 459.9930 to make arrangements.