Helping Hands

Susan Salice and Brigitte Sarnoff, Co-Presidents

Helping Hands purchases and donates food, clothing, and school supplies and makes cash grants to organizations for distribution to those in need. For over twenty five years, Helping Hands has partnered with dozens of social service agencies and churches who are on the front lines when it comes to providing for the basic needs of our neighbors. Our support of Grace Church Community Center, Open Arms, Don Bosco Center, HOPE House, The Sharing Community, Westhelp, WestHab, Holy Rosary, Shepherd’s Flock and others has become an efficient and effective way to touch the lives of our neighbors in need.

 Who we are:
In 1987, a group of concerned citizens from the churches and synagogues in Rye and Harrison came together to form a partnership – a partnership to aid the homeless and hungry in Westchester County. For over twenty five years, this partnership has helped tens of thousands of Westchester residents through the regular distribution of school supplies, food, toiletries and underwear.

Our most important partners are you, our loyal supporters. Your generous response to our solicitations and enthusiastic help filling school backpacks are the reasons for Helping Hands’ success and longevity. Simply put, Helping Hands is neighbors helping neighbors.

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