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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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2015 Grads

25 Grads in 2016

Hands Together is proud of our class of 2016.  These are 4 year olds ready to enter Kindergarten according to Director Karina Chavez.  Many of the children have worked their way through 3 years of preschool education including English Learning, literacy and math. 

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Pacific Premier Bank

Pacific Premier Bank steps up for Literacy

  Pacific Premier Bank is one of our leading sponsors to help underserved families participate in the Hands Together Literacy program.  If you can’t “Learn to Read, you can’t Read to Learn” and a big shout out to Olivia Prout, Lynn Nguyen, Joey Ferrell, Mai Ly-Vu and Marissa Demes from PPB for all your support.   THANK […]

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Chad & Friends

$10,000 raised at Casino Night May 19

A special thanks goes out to our sponsors Chad Sidles from Hub International,  Cibola Systems and all our friends at Pacific Premier Bank for helping make our Casino Royale Event successful.  Over $10,000 was raised for our Literacy and Scholarship programs.   Pictured from left to right: Cynthia Sidles, Chad Sidles, Dan MacMillan, Fran & Jeannie Falino

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The kids and parents are thrilled with the motorcycles and Santa.  Thank you Saints Motorcycle Club.

KOZY TOEZ provides shoes

Over 150 kids received donated new shoes from various motorcycle clubs from Orange County and the Inland Empire. Special thanks to Amber Moore, director of Kozy Toez for helping our kids this Christmas with fantastic shoes.

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Casino Royale May 19, 2016

Our annual fund raising event will take place on Thursday night, May 19, 2016.   Casino play, BBQ, auction and special guests.  Stay tuned for more information.  Sponsorship levels are available by contacting

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Verizon Backpacks

VERIZON donates school backpacks

A special thank you to Verizon district manager Karina Becker and her associates for providing backpacks full of school goodies for our Pre-K kids.  “It’s always great to see our partners touch the lives of our kids”, said Hands Together Director Karina Chavez.  Hands Together graduated 82 children in June, ready for school this fall.

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KPMG Employees Volunteer at Hands Together

KPMG employees visited the Hands Together Preschool on July 16 to read and play with the kids.  A BIG THANK YOU  to Jeanelle Wang coordinator.

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Class of 2015 graduates 62 children from Hands Together Literacy Center

The Hands Together Literacy Center provides underprivileged children in Santa Ana an opportunity to learn English and learn to read. On June 16, we graduated 62 four year old children ready to advance into kindergarten.

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2014 Review

As we take a look back over 2014, we realize that there is much to celebrate. Here are a few examples of how our program has grown this past year: Our Community Garden At Morning Garden, we believe in a holistic approach to nutrition. In February, we built planting beds, prepared the soil and planted seedlings. Our preschoolers participate in all […]

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