Ways To Help

How You Can Lend a Hand

Looking for a way to make a difference? There are a variety of ways you can help Hand in Hand – through time, talent and treasure.

We would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers for making a difference in our world.


Donate Now

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!

To make a monetary gift by mail, you can do so by using this address:
Hand in Hand Ministries
518 N. 26th Street
Louisville, KY 40212

You can assure Hand in Hand’s programs continue to provide hope for children and families with your generosity.  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.

Program Wish Lists

Click on the program next to each location to find a list:

We accept new tools, construction supplies, food and toiletries for all programs.

Thank you for your generosity over the years. You truly have made a difference in our community.

Please contact Allison at allison@myhandinhand.org if you have any questions or call the office at (502) 459.9930.

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. Please check with your employer.

Contact Director of Development, Tandee Ogburn at tandee@myhandinhand.org or call our office at (502) 459.9930 if you have 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 is not on this list, let us know and we’ll add them 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
Allstate Foundation
Altria Group
Bank of America
Bristol-Meyer Squibb
Engage Learning
Citizens Financial Group
Community Health Systems Foundation
Dean Foods
Home Depot Foundation
Humana, Inc.
John Hancock
Johnson and Johnson
Morgan Stanley
Sanofi Aventis
Schneider Electric
State Farm
Steelcase Foundation
UBS Foundation
United Technologies
Walmart / Sam’s Club
Warranty Group
Wellpoint Foundation

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.

Kroger Community Rewards
kroger_communityGiving to Hand in Hand 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

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. Head on over, type in “Hand in Hand Ministries” and begin today!
Planned Giving and Bequests

Please remember Hand in Hand 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 our Director of Development, Tandee Ogburn, at tandee@myhandinhand.org or (502) 550.7135 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 by building stronger communities.

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 Allison Ridenour at allison@myhandinhand.org or call our office (502) 459.9930 to make arrangements.