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It was a happy Halloween

It was a happy Halloween

Parents joined with our staff to walk to the Civic Center for a special pre-Halloween trick or treat.  Thank you to Hugh Nyugen and the City of Santa Ana for hosting this annual event for our kids.

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Habitat for Humanity donates-Ten-X constructs

A big Hands Together thank you to the hard work of Angelique Mordell from Habitat for Humanity for organizing and donating our new playhouse for the kids. And a special thanks to the crew from Ten-X in Irvine who built it.  The kids love it!

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2018 Graduating Class

2018 Graduating Class

Celebration began on June 22 as 29 Hands Together families celebrated the graduation of their 4 1/2 year olds, many completing 3 years of school readiness preschool.  Program Director, Karina Chavez conducted the ceremonies.

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Proud of our teachers. Lilly and Veronica

The Hands Together staff is excited to announce teachers Lilly Rodriquez and Veronica Aguirre graduate today from Santa Ana College with their AA. All teachers at Hands Together are encouraged to continue their education.  Tough schedule to work full time  and school in the evening.  We salute Lilly and Veronica for moving forward in their […]

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Welcome to our New Board Members

Welcome to our New Board Members

The Hands Together Board of Trustees welcomes the addition of three new board members.  Left to right:  Amber Seggie, a Huntington Beach resident,  comes from an insurance background and is currently Area Vice President for Gallagher, Melissa Figge, MS, PPS, IEC hails from Tustin and is an educator and college planner and Courtney Williams a […]

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Hands Together awarded the Samueli Foundation "Big Heart Award"

Hands Together awarded the Samueli Foundation “Big Heart Award”

A special thank you to Henry and Susan Samueli for the $10,000 award given to Hands Together.  “This unsolicited award is very special to us and we are honored to be part of an elite group of non-profits receiving this grant”, says Dave Peters Executive Director.   These funds will help maintain the high level […]

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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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