Goals and Wish List
There is always something missing or needed. So many things have been donated, but yet, there is need for other items. The Executive Board prepared our wish list and future goals.
A major concern of all the volunteers is the ability to service clients on the four days Christian Helping Hands is open. If more volunteers were available, CHH could be open Monday through Friday. It takes a minimum of ten volunteers to operate the facility each day. Please donate your TIME and TALENT! Become a volunteer.
Christian Helping Hands’ primary focus is FOOD in times of crisis. While CHH receives tons of donated canned goods, fresh meat, poultry or pork is rare. Frequently, clients only get wieners and canned meats. During the holidays, CHH collects turkeys, chickens and hams. However, when they are gone, it is back to the canned meats. Occasionally, sausage is donated as a result of auctioned hogs at area rodeos. Christian Helping Hands would like more funding to purchase fresh meats to accompany the every-day menu with the canned goods.
Since the beginning of Christian Helping Hands’ operation, CHH has provided school supplies for needy students. In the past, a local Pearland church offered free shoes and socks to qualifying students. For economic reasons, their program was suspended. The volunteers foresee a minimum of 500 students each school year needing school supplies, shoes and socks. The expression, “Dress for Success” starts in kindergarten. All students need an equal chance at success. Implementing the addition of school shoes and socks to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program would mean a minimum of $ 20 per student or $ 10,000 for just ONE year.
The volunteers work very hard each day. Upgrades are few and far between.
From time to time, the guidelines for monetary assistance have to be adjusted, based on available funds. Limits on medication for the uninsured, rent assistance, utility assistance and fuel vouchers come into play when funding is low. Our volunteers constantly evaluate the needs of our clients.