Our concept is simple. Every January, Helping Hands members chooses which Projects to sponsor and then organize Events to raise money and Collections of goods (food, clothes, etc.) to donate to local organizations.

  • A Project is the association/entity that Helping Hands sponsors (monetary or items donation or both). Each project has a Project Owner (PO)
  • An Event is the source of our funds. Each event must be organized by a PO.

At the beginning of the next fiscal year, the funds raised are distributed amongst the projects according to the Project Owner’s contribution to the success of the year. The number of projects have been locked-in for 2023. 

Our 2023 Projects

Project in Europe

Enfance et Partage (France) https://enfance-et-partage.org/comite/nice/

Enfance et Partage‘s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect. Once signs of maltreatment have been recognized, Enfance et Partage aims at protecting these victims from the violence, whether psychological or physical they face. Their mission is to provide a safe place for listening, support, advice, and psychological and legal guidance.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2022.

Helping Ukraine’s Displaced Children in Ukraine (Ukraine) https://niceukraine.com/main

Help internally displaced children, who settled away from Ukraine’s war torn eastern and southern regions to fulfill their basic needs: medicine and medical equipment, hygiene, food, and clothing items.

  • New project for Helping Hands in 2023.

Go Purple! Raid des Etoiles du Verdon for Laurette Fugain (France) https://www.laurettefugain.org

Go Purple! is supporting the Association Laurette Fugain for over 10 years with sportive events: Running in purple for different races, mobilizing colleagues and family to run in purple for promoting blood donation, organs donation and bone marrow transplant.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2021.

La Croix Rouge – Unite Locale de Biot (France) https://www.facebook.com/croixrouge.biot/

The local Red Cross in Biot works with homeless people by providing food, clothing, and items of 1st necessity. In addition to that the local team would like to go one step further accompanying these people, by financing actions that could help them, for example paying for a car’s control technique or mechanical problem.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2022.

Les Blouses roses (France) https://www.lesblousesroses.asso.fr

The association Les Blouses Roses regroups 5200 volunteers in France, acting as support to children and elderly people in hospitals. In children’s hospitals, their objective is to bring happiness to children from 0 to 18 years old : songs, games, activities depending on the age.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2020.

Les Quatre A – Formation de Chiens-Guides (France) https://www.chienguides.com/

The association Les Quatre A deliver guide dogs to people visually impaired at no cost. The process starts with a Host family raising the puppy, then continue to an educational program so that the guide dog can be delivered to a person visually impaired. The guide dog is regularly supervised.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2021.

MJC l’ile aux tresors (Escale) (France) https:/www.mjc-ileauxtresors.fr

The goal of MJC l’ile aux tresors (Escale) is to finance children (kids and adolescents) leisure trips for families who are in very high financial difficulty, sometimes in social breakdown and isolation.  It’s important for these children’s emotional and integral development to be able to go a short trip or vacation to escape from their reality and have joyful moments with peers.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2014.

Nos tout petits de Nice (NTPN)  (France) https://nostoutpetitsdenice.org/In the PACA region, around 750 entire families per year are touched by perinatal grief forever. NTPN Nice accompanies, informs & trains more than 150 bereaved families and 1000 health care professionals in the PACA region, by different means like: Contact media (internet, phone, email, flyers, Information booklets), Events, Press articles, and trainings for health care professionals.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2015.


Projects in Africa

Gabatcha (Madagascar)  http://www.gabatcha.fr/

Gabatcha focuses on building and renovating of local schools, provide educational materials (e.g., pencil, notebook, etc.), build libraries, organize free medical visits to children in need. In addition, they sponsor several high school graduate’s native of Sainte-Marie by providing them with a monthly scholarship.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2015.

Kenyan Kids (Kenya) https://www.kenyankids.org/

Kenyan Kids focus on providing full time care and protection for thirteen girls all of whom were destined to become child prostitutes or victims of human trafficking. Giving children the chance of an education, a loving home where they can be safe from harm; things, which for our own children take for granted.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2010.

Les amis des enfants du monde (Ethiopia) https://www.amisdesenfantsdumonde.org/aide-aux-enfants/aider-la-bas/ethiopie

Les amis des enfants du monde project benefits orphan children from 3-6 years old close to the capital of Ethiopia – Addis Abeba. The school creates a secure environment to prevent the impact of extreme poverty on children in an early stage of development (kindergarten) and continuous to accompany them further.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2020.


Projects in America

AlasCinco: let’s beat the hunger monster! (Colombia)  https://alascinco.org/

Alascinco is a social model seeking to interrupt the chain of poverty based on sustainability strategies and improve the conditions of the population with bad economic conditions.

The association has a semi-industrial kitchen where organic Granola “MOLA Granola” is produced by the kids mothers. Most of these are single mothers struggling to find a job so this initiative provides a genuine income to the association, provide job to the children’s mothers and healthy food for the children and the community.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2022.

BurgosMarka Educational center (Bolivia)  https://burgosmarka/

Burgosmarka reaches out to children and young people from under-privileged families. The center currently houses 142 children and teenagers, ranging from age 1 to age 17. The care provided to our users is comprehensive in education, food, hygiene and medical care. A volunteering doctor treats health and medical issues.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2022.

Futuro Vivo (Future Vivant/Future Alive) (Dominican Republic)  ​https://www.futurovivo.org/

Since 1988, in the village of Guerra (Dominican Republic), the Futuro Vivo Integral Education Communitarian Program aims to implement an innovative educational experience for kids (from 3 to 12 years of age) with a communitarian dimension, including the participation of the poorest Dominican and Haitian families, from the village as well as the hamlets and bateyes located nearby.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2017.


Projects in Asia

Rain Drop (India)  https://www.rain-drop.org/

Rain Drop work in drought-prone villages of India to improve life conditions, water management and agricultural production techniques and foster women’s empowerment.

  • Helping Hands supports this association since 2014.