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.
Ten years ago, Brandy founded Helping Hands on three principles. Everything, and she means everything, we do would be to build relationships with the people that walk through our doors. Secondly, we would serve the whole family: women, AND their significant others, and ANY children they brought with them, no matter the age. Lastly, we would incorporate Jesus, and our faith, in everything we did. And little did she know that those seemingly small things would send us down a different path than most.
Is this bad? No, it’s just different, just like the duck. But as a result, sometimes we think it’s hard for people to understand who we are and what we do. So, here are ten things that set us apart from other Pregnancy Help organizations, other family-centered organizations, or non-profits:
We are different, and you know what? We love it! We’re now at ten years in the making and we are looking to continue to grow.