Message from the Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to our website! I hope your time spent with us will strengthen your resolve to get (or to stay) involved with us.
If you are looking for an organization whose mission is to help empower individuals and families living in poverty, you’re on the right track. If you’re also looking for a good steward of your donations, you’ll like hearing that 86 cents of every dollar donated to Hand in Hand in the last 11 years has gone directly to programs. Dozens of organizations have similar missions and equally impressive stewardship results, but at Hand in Hand, we offer one more very tangible, very real reason to get involved.
We give you opportunities to actually get to see and feel how your generosity transforms lives. My life changed forever when I sat with Ezmelda on the dirt floor of her home in Nicaragua. We were making rebar towers to strengthen the walls of her new concrete block home. We laughed and cried and shared stories of our children – despite speaking different languages. We share a bond that is not limited by language, or material wealth, or geography. It’s a bond of friendship sealed by working side by side to make this world a better place.