Volunteer Archives

Grand Marshal for 2016 Sandy Mountain Festival

Everyone loves a parade!!!  Especially this year as we have the honor of being the Grand Marshal for the Sandy Mountain Festival.  Being nominated by the community and chosen by the Festival’s Board of Directors was a huge honor for all of us.  This years theme was Blazing Trails and we love being integral part… Read more »

New Website

We are excited to announce our new website. Please stay tuned as we add more content to this website.

Volunteer Your Way To Happiness

There have been studies done for just about everything that goes on in our lives….. so what about volunteering? Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and guess what? Volunteering = happiness. Duh! Volunteers were less depressed, increased life satisfaction and enhanced well-being. For those who want to live a long happy life, volunteers had… Read more »

For the Love of Volunteering and Comfy Shoes

Volunteering is full of wonderful positive attributes. I mean seriously it’s the giving of our personal time (which for most of us between jobs and kids have so little of). But sometimes it’s hard to admit that we can’t always see volunteering as a priority. If you are anything like me, our family is juggling… Read more »

It’s ok to ask for help

Tonight at our board meeting after all the jibber jabber about our future projects, we started discussing the neighbor to neighbor type of help that we want to provide here in our wonderful little Sandy Oregon. Of course this always gets my brain amped up with excitement and ready to help every single person I… Read more »

What do you do anyway?

Boy, I have heard this a lot lately. For the last few months, I have completely stumbled on trying to explain what Sandy’s Helping Hands is and why don’t we just join a preexisting group instead of having our own charity. I must admit, this is a pretty valid question. To be honest, it takes… Read more »

Sunday Roundup on Monday

We are working on finding the best way to let everyone know charity events that are happening in our town along with those quick “helping hands” needs that come about at a quick pace. For now, I will start posting on Sunday nights, the events that are happening around town for the upcoming week and… Read more »

Sandy Or. Relay for Life Volunteer Opportunity

Have you or a loved one been affected by cancer? I have. I started participating in Relay for Life two years ago when my sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast Cancer. All I can say is if you have ever been directly involved with someone going through any type of cancer it sucks. When… Read more »

Our Community Effort to Give Local

Sandy’s Helping Hands works with numerous community and non-profit organizations with similar missions and goals here within Sandy. By working together we can deliver a broader range of assistance to those persons in need. At SHH, our goal is to help one child, one senior, one family at a time and we do this by… Read more »

Together we can make a difference…

Welcome! As I sit down to put into words what Sandy’s Helping Hands is all about, I have realized one important thing. I am not a good blogger!! Just as the journey begins for us as we are getting our feet off the ground with a few special events, hopefully my blogging skills will improve… Read more »