Helping Hands was a volunteer, community service leadership group for North Andover High School students started by Michelle Grasso in 2009. Helping Hands ran for nine years through NAYRS, with the mission of raising money and awareness for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and families impacted by cancer. Helping Hands met every week to plan projects and fundraisers to benefit American Cancer Society with the ambitious goal of raising at least $8,000 per year. Helping Hands participated in the Merrimack Valley Relay for Life every spring, and through the leadership of Michelle Grasso, Molly Malandrino, Micaela Tetrault, and Laura Stevens, Helping Hands raised a total of $81,043 over the course of 9 years. We are so grateful for the incredible support of the North Andover community over the last nine years, and we are confident that the spirit and mission of Helping Hands will be carried on in North Andover at the North Andover High School Relay for Life!
Here are some group pictures from past years of Helping Hands!
And our first Helping Hands group, pictured here in fall 2009!