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Samueli Foundation presents Big Heart Award to Hands Together

  The Samueli Foundation presented Hands Together Executive Director Dave Peters and Board Treasurer Dr. Glenn Howard the prestigious Big Heart Award for 2017.  Each year Henry Samueli (co-founder of Broadcom and current owner of the Anaheim Ducks) and his wife Susan honor an outstanding organization working with low income families in Orange County.   […]

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Fire Crew

Santa Ana Fire Department visit Hands Together

Super thanks to Fire Station 75 and the crew giving our kids a great demonstration plus valuable  instruction.   Always a treat especially on Thanksgiving week.

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Bikers Against CHild Abuse

Bikers Aid Children in Need

Bikers against child abuse  (B.A.C.A.) Orange County Chapter “Keepers of the Children”  paid a visit to Hands Together and shared their program and mission  to our staff.  Available to accompany a child to court and parole hearings, these bikers maintain a special  therapy fund for children needing assistance.    The help line is 714-988-2308.  A […]

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Treats for the Kids-Thank You City of Santa Ana

The City of Santa Ana,  provides a day of treats for all the Hands Together children.  A special thanks to Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Martinez for coordinating this fun day.

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

A special thank you to Mary Ellen Glaser for the passion and considerable time devoted to our children.  Mary Ellen has contributed in so many ways including 4 years on the Hands Together Board of Directors.  Mary Ellen is truly a champion for Hands Together and all our staff appreciates her…

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Messiah Episcopal Church Rector Forum

A Big Thank You to Rector Abel Lopez and the parishioners at Messiah Episcopal Church in Santa Ana for opening their doors to Hands Together and our staff and board Sunday, July 9. Program Director  Karina Chavez and Hands Together mom Veronica Maldinado shared the mission of Hands Together, followed by a tour and lunch […]

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The Kids

Big Graduating Class of 2017

June 23 we said goodbye to 36 students who will go into kindergarten this fall.  Many of our kids have attended Hands Together for at least 2 years, and for several since they were 6 months old.  There were many tears from teachers, parents and kids alike.  BEST OF LUCK to our kids, we will […]

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It’s a big week of teacher appreciation

Hands Together is proud of our excellent teaching staff.      81 children currently enrolled at the Hands Together preschool and 36 graduate on June 23, 2017, ready for Kindergarten.  Thank you to all the parents for their support and special gifts given to the teachers this week.

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The Assistance League of Santa Ana provides media for the kids

The teachers of Hands Together extend a big thank you to the Assistance League of Santa Ana for donating a new projector and nappy tablets for the pre-K classroom.  On October 5, Dave Peters was invited to the Assistance League fall meeting accepting the gift worth over $1500 on behalf of the 22 teachers and staff at Hands […]

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Celebrating the Life of Sr. Michelle Tochtrop, CSJ

The Hands Together family is deeply saddened by the passing of Sister Michelle August 5 after a short fight with cancer.  Sr. Michelle was a dedicated member of our Hands Together Board of Trustees and  also served on the board of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.  “Sr Michelle always kept us focused on our mission”, […]

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