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Helping Hands – Let the Music Lead You

May 2018

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  — Plato Music. Almost all of us are passionate about it. Music is a huge part of our lives,from our families, to our celebrations, to our liturgy. Here at Helping Hands, there is no one we have…

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3 Tips to Bring Out The Fun in Fundraising

May 2018

Fundraising is often the most daunting part of a Helping Hands (or any) event. Trust us, we understand. BUT we are also here to tell you that raising money for your meal packaging event doesn’t need to be so scary. Collectively, parishes and groups have packaged over 7 million meals in 7 years – here…

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Does the meal we send to Burkina Faso taste good?

May 2018

Come on, admit it, you’re curious. When we started this program we were too! We had questions like, is it good? Is it like rice-a-roni? Does it really give the people who eat it a sense of satisfaction? Well, first of all, the meal recipients in Burkina Faso supplement the rice mix with spices and…

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Need Resources for Your Event? We’ve Got Them!

May 2018

RESOURCES FOR YOUR EVENT Nearly everyone who holds a Helping Hands event asks the same question; do you have resources for meal packaging? Event coordinators are looking for event promo resources, videos, prayer resources, and more and the answer to your question is yes! We’ve got resources for you. In this short piece you will…

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Celebrating the 7 With St. Vincent de Paul, PA.

April 2018

Back in 2015 when the United States hosted Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, St. Vincent de Paul’s Eucharistic Minister, Norma Yabut felt that her experience packaging CRS Helping Hands meals at that event was redeeming. Soon after she vowed to bring the program to her parish and has been…

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