Articles & Events

September 8, 2022

Are You Doing a Shadow Activity?

What’s a shadow activity? In April, Brandy attended a conference where you could pick from a variety of workshops to attend. She picked one on perfectionists, and she said, "I am sure you are shocked to learn that I struggle with perfectionism. As I like to call it, I am a recovering perfectionist. If you are not one, you may be surprised to learn that perfectionists struggle with, and sometimes refuse to, complete an activity or task that they know may not turn out “perfect.” So instead, they perform a similar activity or task, that makes them feel like they are doing work, but really, they are just avoiding the task that needs done.
August 1, 2022

The Odd Duck

For years now, we’ve realized that Helping Hands doesn’t “fit in”. We are like the odd-looking duck sitting apart from the crowd of other ducks. We almost look like a duck, but there is something that’s a little off. (Maybe it’s because our feathers are pink, we don’t know.) Can you picture it? We’ve seen this when we’ve attended Pregnancy Help conferences, we notice it when we go to non-profit meetings, shoot, we even found ourselves identifying with things at a Homeschool Convention this year. And yet, there isn’t a single category that we completely fit into.
July 20, 2022

Bow Campaign Recap

This year, Helping Hands ran their first ever multisite campaign, titled Fearfully Made, held from Mother’s Day to Father’s day. We had 12 churches and 14 businesses participate, raising $8,747 dollars.
April 5, 2022

2022 Annual Bow Campaign is Here!

The Helping Hands Annual Bow Campaign is here! Why bows? Bows signify the innocence of children—110 children in fact. There are 110 bows, representing a child placed in the foster care system during the month of February in Wells and Blackford County, for reasons that can include child abuse and neglect.
April 1, 2022

Minute to Win It! – Family Life Group

Family Life Group — Minute to Win It edition! We had so much fun as client, staff, and board member families came together this evening for dinner provided by amazing volunteers and games that had us all laughing!
March 3, 2022

Happy 10 Years of Operation

January 14th, 2013 Helping Hands opened its doors! We began serving clients, prioritizing families, and impacting our community. We are excited to take you on our journey as we reflect back on the last ten years, as we celebrate this year, and as we look forward to what’s to come!
March 1, 2022

Bowling Night – Family Life Group

Family life Group went Bowling on February 24th! We were so excited to be able to provide a night of family fun and community!
February 22, 2022

Get Out of the Boat

Brandy reflects on Matthew 14 and finding the faith to step out of the boat and follow God's calling for us.
February 11, 2022

100 Women Initiative

100 Women Initiative The 100 Women Initiative is an opportunity to hear local resident Candance’s powerful story which tells of the extent of God’s love for […]