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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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Ingram Xmas

Ingram Micro delivers Christmas Gifts

Staff from technology giant Ingram Micro in Santa Ana dropped off toys and gifts today for each of our children from all three programs. Yes, a personalized gift for over 150 children. Santa was Mark Wynn, and his helpers Milton Acosta, Juliet Maher, Colby Dyer, Madison Gorgne, Ashley Cordesius, and David Ta. A BIG THANK […]

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Kozy Toez a big success

Over 150 enjoyed a festive day at Hands Together as Southern California motorcycle clubs joined in providing our kids with new shoes. Amber Moore, event director announced that this was the most successful Kozy Toez yet. Over 100 kids from Hands Together received new shoes, a visit from Santa and plenty of food and Christmas […]

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Celebrate October 2

On Thursday, October 2, we will be celebrating 15 years providing advanced education to low income families and children. 4 pm to 7 pm at our newly renovated preschool at 201 E. Civic Center Drive. Come tour the facility, meet our staff and friends. We will be honoring the Children & Families Commission of Orange […]

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Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest

Hands Together was the chosen charity to receive funds raised at the annual Freedom Fest block party in the Floral Park district of Santa Ana. A big Thank You to the event director’s Suzee Muzila and Jeffrey Katz who also work for Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems in Costa Mesa. Morgan Drexen is also a donor […]

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2014 Graduation Ceremonies

On June 27, 26 preschool 5 year olds graduated from the Hands Together advanced educational pre-school. Over 150 parents and friends attended the ceremonies. The pre-school offers advanced reading, language and social classes to 84 children Monday through Friday.

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Casino Royale

Casino Royale Raises $22,000

On Thursday, May 15, the Hands Together annual Casino Royale party was held at Scotts Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa. “It was a great night of auction, casino table games and prizes” says event chair Chad Sidles. Sponsored by HUD International and Independence Bank, one of the highlights of the night was the live […]

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