Lend A Hand will celebrate its 20th Year Anniversary of the Backpack Giving Program in July, 2019
LAHF began its mission in 1997 and received their 501c3 in August 1998. Lend A Hand represents the commitment of its founders and Board of Directors to help improve the lives of children, youth, and their families. For now in its 22nd year of serving children, youth, and families, LAHF works diligently as a team to make sure they reach out to as many youth as possible.
Even though charitable giving is sometimes considerably low, LAHF continues to seek resources to support children, youth, and families in many areas throughout the year.
The Foundation has provided over 85,000 backpacks and supplies through its Annual Back to School Giveaway Program (August). Giving of backpacks serves many purposes as it provides a sense of confidence, pride, preparedness, eliminates embarrassment, and relieves parents from bearing, most likely not available, the expense. This is huge, imagine a parent who has more than two children what the cost would be for food, clothing, backpacks, supplies, and other needs. With the housing crisis that is occurring, families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food eat. Outside of that is very challenging.
Another great program is the Annual Holiday Celebration in December. This program serves from 300 families every year and will be the 20th Annual this year as well. LAHF provides support to over 6,000 families on an annual basis.
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