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How you can help Hands Together – A Center for Children:

Financial support of our academic excellence and school readiness programs are a great investment in our community. This type of high quality education promotes academic achievement, high school graduation rate, and has been proven as a means to steer vulnerable children away from a life of crime. The effect on this generation of children will be immediate; however the positive effect of this financial support will be seen for years to come.

All donations are tax deductible.

Ways you can help:

 

Donate by Mail

You can help us transform young lives now.
Send your tax-deductable donation to:

Hands Together – A Center for Children
Attn: Dave Peters II
201 Civic Center Drive East
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Volunteer

Many volunteer jobs are available in our three programs. Including painting the facilities, providing safety training, playground upgrades, organizing holiday toy drives or volunteering as a reader. Hands Together also utilizes business professional and banking experts to teach financial literacy to parents.

A corporation may want to do any of the following:

Sponsor and organize a carnival for the families and children at Hands Together.
Cleaning all outside toys, climbing equipment and ground covering.
Landscape the front and side flower beds with new flowers and plants.
Cleaning the inside and outside windows at Hands Together.
Assist the teachers by providing weekly volunteer reading to students and assistance in the children’s computer lab.

Help with our wishlist


Morning Garden
Wish List

Name Basic Needs
Francisca
Stroller
Diapers
Baby swing
Wendy
Clothes and shoes
Dresser
Furniture
Elva
Microwave and toaster
Clothes and shoes
Bed for a girl
Virginia
Blender and coffee maker
Dresser
Blankets
Carla
Dresser
Living room furniture
Blender
Lorena
Microwave
Blankets and Sheets
Blender and coffee maker

Hands Together: Preschool Wish list
Classroom: Infant room (9 children) Teacher: Lupe Aguilare

Classroom/Playground:
· Books
· Bumpers for the windows
· 6-seater-buggy
· Assorted Batteries for toys
· Jungle Gym/Climbing toys for infants
· Baby Bibs (6 mos to 3 years)

Science Center supplies:
· Sensory Table (water)
· Toys (shape sorter)

Pretend:
· Closet for the costumes
· Costumes: community workers
· Puppets

Art supplies/Music:
· Paper: color, construction, easel paper & role
· Paint: finger paints and regular paints
· Smocks for painting
· Chalk: sidewalk & indoor
· Music: CDs, instruments (drums, xylophone, etc.)
· Border for the activity center

Classroom: Pre-1 (age 3) 24 children Teacher: Nonette Mendoza

Classroom/Playground:
· Bed sheets for cots (crib size)
· Books
· Cushioned chairs / pillows for circle time
· Digital Camera

Science Center supplies:
· Magnifying glass
· Plants
· Balancing scale
· Teeth mold model
· Magnetic color sorting chart
· Fish with bowl or small tank

Art supplies / Music:
· Paper: color, construction, easel paper & role
· Paint: finger paints and regular paints
· Stencil: letters and numbers (all sizes)
· Chalk: sidewalk & indoor
· Music: CDs, instruments (drums, xylophone, etc.)
· Creative border for the activity center

Pretend:
· Closet for the costumes or hooks
· Costumes: community workers
· Puppets

Classroom: Pre-2 (ages 4-5) 24 children Teacher: Karina Chavez
Classroom/Playground:
· Bean bags
· Balls: any type of balls
· Hula Hoops
· Parachutes
· Books
· Puzzles small & floor
· Task Area
· Work bench for kids with tools & blocks
· Train set & trains
· Block area
· Writing area: dry erase markers for kids (fragrant free or less aroma)
· Chalk
· Thick pencils
· 24 spiral notebooks for the kids
Science Center supplies:
· Sensory Table
· Magnetic horse shoes
· Marker stands
· Tooth brush holder (Discount School Supply)
· Toys (shape sorter)

Art supplies / Music:
· Paper: color, construction, easel paper & role
· Paint: finger paints and regular paints
· Smocks for painting
· Chalk: sidewalk & indoor
· Music: CDs, instruments (drums, maracas, rhythm sticks, etc.)
· Creative border for the activity center

Pretend:
· Dolls
· Dress up clothes (male & female)
· Puppets

Hands Together Literacy Center
3 and 4 year olds
Director: Vicky Castro Assistant Director: Brittany Bui
General classroom supplies:
· Writing center
· 2 Computers
· Interior table
· Smocks for painting
· Chalk: sidewalk & indoor
· Music: CDs, instruments (drums, maracas, rhythm sticks, etc.)
· Educational Toys

Outside:
· Permanent Fence
· Permanent Shade cover
· 8-10 child picnic table
· Two tricycles