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Rockwall County Helping Hands Charity Profile
Since the inception of Helping Hands in 1976 many individuals have received assistance through the assistance and referral program. As the county population has grown so has the need for services available to our community. In the last 30 years Helping Hands has added vital programs, like, Health Centre at Helping Hands and the Family Independence Initiative,and offered space to agencies including Lone Star CASA, Rockwall Habitat for Humanity and the Rockwall Committee on Aging, that bring essential services to our local families.
It is through the generous support of many in our community that Helping Hands is able to offer these important programs.
Thirty years of making a difference and a vision for the future.
Rockwall County Helping Hands Volunteer Information
Helping Hands is fortunate to have dozens of volunteers backing up every staff member whether in the clinic, the food pantry, the thrift store or the emergency assistance program. We couldn't run the emergency assistance office without the seventeen regular volunteers who help interview applicants for assistance, fill food orders, arrange for utility and shelter payments and make referrals to other agencies. The clinic staff is supplemented with volunteers who arrange for patients to get dental services, eye exams and appointments with specialists in Rockwall who provide services at reduced rates or on a pro bono basis. The thrift store is also reliant on volunteers who sort and hang clothing, prepare donations for the sales floor, test small appliances, and arrange merchandise displays. Many seasonal volunteers help out at Thanksgiving, Christmas and at the Back to School Fair.