EVENTS & RECOGNITIONS
Two Georgias Initiative (2018-2022)
A collaboration of community partners funded by a 5 year grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, expanding programming and building sustainability in Chattooga County.
Bibb Co. Schools Pilot Celebration
Bibb Co. Superintendent Dr. Dan Sims and Karen Lambert, Peyton Anderson Foundation, spoke. A Kids Helping Kids Champion Award was given to Dell Bunker, Mercer. Toby the Bear and Mercer Athletes and School of Business students conducted a food drive and attended in support.
LifeChanger of the Year 2022
Nominated by Annette McCraw, Kemp Primary School, and selected as a charity of choice for 2022.
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Investor Capital Expo at Mercer University
Recognized as non-profit of the year 2022. Fundraiser auction featuring artwork of Diana Ahrens.
2022 Spring Fling Walker County Copy
Partnering with Good360 to distribute toys, bedding, kitchen items, bags, shoes, and baby goods to help bridge the needs gap of Helping Hands families in Northwest Georgia. Amazing volunteers from Ridgeland High School and LaFayette High School. Impacting more than 400 families in the community.
2022 Riverdale Elementary Harvest on Garden Walk
Making fall special for children and families in Riverdale Georgia, in partnership with Good360 and Atlanta Community Food Bank, HHEH offered an amazing shopping experience. Household goods, bedding, clothing, shoes, bags, toys and baby items were shared with the community. Student volunteers from Drew High School, including ROTC, FBLA and the football team made it a success. Fresh produce, consisting of carrots, squash, zucchini, potatoes and organic sweet potatoes, topped the food giveaway menu. An impactful event reaching more than 300 children and more families in need. Shouting out to Principal Michael Faison, Riverdale Elementary School, Jason MacFarlane, VP, Nonprofit and Donation Strategy, Good360, and Jessie Goree, Chairman, Clayton Co. School Board for all the support.
2022 Dougherty County School District Celebration
Recognizing the efforts of student leaders and school faculty/staff in 19 schools throughout the district and honoring Superintendent Kenneth Dyer with the Kids Helping Kids Champion Award 2022. Key note speaker Deputy State Superintendent Bronwyn Ragan-Martin.
2021 Miracle on Garden Walk
Golden tickets giving over $100,000 worth of toys, kitchen, bedding, baby shoes, bags make the Holidays special for families in Clayton County, in partnership with Good360, Riverdale Elementary School and the Clayton Co. School District. Student helpers from Drew High School's football team and ROTC, along with Riverdale High School's FFA, gave a helping hand.
2020-2021 Outstanding Partner of the Year, Doughterty Co. School District
2021 Recognition from Dougherty County School District awarding Helping Hands Ending Hunger the Outstanding Partner of the Year
2021 Senator Jeff Mullis Georgia Senate Resolution 147 Presentation
Recognizing and commending the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Helping Hands Ending Hunger INC. for addressing food insecurity and childhood hunger in the state of Georgia.
2020 Senator Jeff Mullis Georgia Senate 992 Resolution Presentation
Recognizing Helping Hands Ending Hunger for its efforts on behalf of food insecure children and families in Georgia, which positively impact the educational performance and health of participating children, foster social and emotional learning for students, improve school climates, and build sustainable community-driven solutions that address the challenges of food insecurity and school food waste.
2021 Remedium Life Science of GA durable goods distribution
A partnership with Remedium Life Science of Georgia insures families in need have basic necessities for productive lives. Products include bedding, kitchen items, clothing, shoes, medical supplies, fitness/exercise equipment, baby goods, toys, educational programming supplies, and other specialty items.
The Helping Hands Ending Hunger Scholarship benefits honor graduates participating in the Helping Hands program in Georgia.
2019 "Whisper of the Garden" Fundraiser
Hearkening back to the "heyday" of the Victorian Era to help end childhood hunger.