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Hands Together starts an organic edible school garden!

      Children, parents, teachers and volunteers have been working hard to start up an organic fruit and vegetable school garden at the Hands Together preschool. So far, volunteers built the beds then teachers, parents and volunteers worked together to fill the beds with organic compost and soil mix. The Morning Garden and Hands […]

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Allergan Supports Hands Together

Hands Together Executive Director, Dave Peters, receives a grant check from Allergan President and CEO David Pyott. Allergan is a world-wide pharmaceutical company located in Irvine.  “It’s great to see the community continue to support the mission of Hands Together”, says Dave Peters.

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Thank you Wonder Grove Kids!

Hands Together would like to thank Wonder Grove Kids for providing a complete software Pre-K animated educational program. A special thank you to Gina Yates and Terry Thoren, CEO and President of Wonder Grove Kids.  Terry is recognized by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most important figures in the marketing and promotion […]

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Miguelito’s Success Story by Diana

I came to Hands Together with lot of concern and anxiety for my son’s future. My son was a very spirited, impulsive child who would take risks with no sense of the dangerous consequences. I tried different ways to manage my son’s challenging behavior, but because of my lack of skills, I failed again and […]

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My Success Story by Anthony

Before attending Hands Together, my son was very reserved and not very social with other children or people. But since he has been in school, I have seen a great change. He has made many friends, and he cooperates more in class. My wife and I have noticed his progress and are very happy with […]

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Santa Ana Zoo Visit

Morning Garden families and teachers visited the Santa Ana zoo during the month of May. The children learned about exotic birds, mammals, plants and habitats. The children had exposure to much of this through books in their classroom prior to visiting the zoo. Once there, many of them were able to identify animals, habitats, colors, types […]

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A Safety Lesson

A special thanks to Sheriff Deputy Robert Cowen of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for spending a morning teaching our kids about street safety at the Hands Together pre-school.

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A Bird of Hope

This sweet little bird has hand crafted by a mom in the Morning Garden Program. Frank Mikadeit, OC Register Columnist, visited us at Morning Garden and wrote an article  about our Birds of Hope. To see the complete article, gallery and video, please visit If you would like to purchase Birds of Hope for […]

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Santa Claus visits Hands Together thanks to Ingram Micro

  A big thanks from the Hands Together kids to Ingram Micro employees for donating gifts for them to take home. A special thank you to Santa Claus and Alex Gorrell, Vendor Marketing Manager II, for coordinating the event with HT. Like Philip, nearly 200 Hands Together children received gifts thanks to Ingram Micro’s Annual Angel Tree […]

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