In 2014, Rachel' s Kids launched the Helping Hands Program - an off shoot of Small Moments of Joy. There were many families applying for Small Moment from families of very young children suffering from serious illness but being so little, they couldn't communicate their interests or the things they wished for through the "Small Moments of Joy" initiative. This is when we had decided to branch out with an additional program to better help our tiny little locals and their families through Helping Hands. We were quick to realize that the stress, travel and time to take these young children to treatment were placing huge financial burdens on young families.
In developing Helping Hands, we felt that we could assist with specific situations such as these and through this program we wanted to contribute by giving out gas cards, food cards, prepaid cards to better support these families to cope with basic living expenses while their children were undergoing treatment. (The children all got a little something too).
If you or someone you know and love could benefit from our "Helping Hands" program, please complete the application form below. The application will be presented to our Board of Directors who will then select a family to offer some financial assistance based on the need. Families will be contacted should they be selected.