Hands in the Community of Tulare and Kings County is a volunteer driven organization that serves those in need. Our objective is to assist people in becoming self-sufficient and, more specifically, to strengthen the ability of individuals and families to care for themselves. We assist with access to services towards improved care and well-being. The majority of those we serve are low-income, children, families, disabled, at-risk youth, and elderly. Since 2009, we've helped over 5,500 families.
With over 1,100 volunteers, more than 271 businesses and organizations, and 53 churches we are becoming a “go-to place” for many organization referrals. We strive to collaborate with existing networks, organizations, and agencies to provide the best assistance possible to those in need. Our community partner agencies include but are not limited to the Visalia Rescue Mission, Visalia Emergency Aid Council, Tulare Emergency Aid Council, Family Services of Tulare County, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Health and Human Services, Veterans Services, District Attorney’s Office, CSET and the Samaritan Center. HNC observes the highest standards of business conduct and respect in our relationships with these partners and the community.
As a non-profit organization, there is never a charge to anyone for services provided by HNC. In some instances, recipients contribute what they are able to toward the cost of project parts or materials. However, in every instance, HNC works to minimize cash outlay through donations, fundraising, and corporate sponsors.
Giving through the community, we turn every $1 donated into approximately $2 of goods and services by volunteers giving of their time, skills, and resources in order to help the underserved in our community. Over $2.2 million worth of goods and services were donated back into the community in 2016. This demonstrates our ability to multiply every dollar given to HNC and translating dollars and cents into making a difference in people’s lives.