"Baskets of Love" - "Bags of Love" - "Boxes of Love"
for our Treasured Seniors 60+
This concept was instituted in 2001 but on a smaller scale. We would give bags of personal care and non-essential household items to those in crisis situations, at that time it was known as "Love Baskets". As we began to see this ongoing need in our senior/elderly communities we were mandated to meet the needs on a larger scale. On March 2017 we began assisting the seniors out-of-pocket with white 1.5 laundry baskets filled with the above mentioned items and making it available to any senior 60+. We have given over 300 baskets and have traveled as far as Maryland. We have since named this outreach effort "Baskets of Love" which is our community on-going effort. Under the umbrella of "Baskets of Love" is "Bags of Love" which will be distributed in Phoenix, Arizona and "Boxes of Love" which will be globally distributed.
Each of these outreach efforts requires no financial information. They are free of charge. Baskets of Love for the community level are on a first come, first serve basis, no baskets will be held. Because of Covid-19 this program will be available beginning in May 2021 no names will be taken before May. You must then call our office to be placed on our list on Thursdays 9AM-11am only. You will be scheduled for pickup date, time and location. A Photo ID is required at pickup and only (1) basket per Senior and/or Couple. You or whomever you designate to pickup your basket must wear a mask and sign for your basket. The "Bags of Love" will be given out on the state level to seniors 60+ in Phoenix, Arizona as needed along with the "Boxes of Love" that will reach foreign countries.
Our Thanksgiving cares is opened to any individual or family in need of a turkey. We want to continue being a blessing to families and individuals. For this outreach to continue to be successful our criteria's of receiving a turkey are as such.
1) You must call our office each year between the months of August thru September 30th to be placed on our list if in need of a turkey.
2) You will be responsible to pick up your own turkey. No turkeys will be held beyond the scheduled date stated below due to limited space.
3) The scheduled pickup time for turkeys is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving 9AM-10AM (only)
~ Your tax deductible donations makes this happen ~
On September 14, 2014 Helping Hands Ministry received a Citation from the City of Philadelphia for Outstanding Achievements in advancing the field of Eldercare.
September 14, 2013 Helping Hands Ministry received a Citation from the City of Philadelphia for Outstanding Achievements in advancing the field of Eldercare.
On March 16, 2012 Helping Hands Ministry, Inc. received the “Women of Color Award” for Community Outstanding Achievement at the “Women of Color at University of Pennsylvania 25th Annual Awards Luncheon".
On June 9, 2012 Helping Hands Ministry was honored by Treasured Moments at their 3rd Annual Hats @ High Tea Luncheon to receive the "High Hat Award" 2012 Spotlight Organization. HHMI was recognized for their Commitment to the Senior Communities.
On March 14, 2013 Helping Hands Ministry was recognized at by the Board of Directors at “St. Ignatius Nursing Home & Rehab’s 60th Year Celebration in the West Philadelphia Community” for our ministry work with the Residents.
Community Radio Interview
On December 22, 2009 Elder Melton was interviewed on WPEB (88.1FM) “The Public Eye News Journal and The Shed Kitchen” by Talk Show Host Karen J. Dunn regarding services Helping Hands Ministry, Inc. provided for the Elderly community and Caregivers.