Helping Hands is a volunteer, community service leadership group for North Andover High School students. The mission of Helping Hands is to raise money and awareness for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and families impacted by cancer. We meet every week to plan events and projects throughout the year, with the goal of raising $8000 annually for Relay for Life. So far this year we have planned a car wash, a bake sale, and a restaurant fundraiser, with many more projects in the works! 100% of the funds we raise will be donated to the American Cancer Society. In addition to fundraising, Helping Hands provides support for North Andover children and families who are currently being impacted by cancer. Feel free to contact Laura with any questions.
Helping Hands participates in the Merrimack Valley Relay for Life every spring! We have an ambitious goal of $8,000 per year for the American Cancer Society, and the girls work hard to fundraise individually and as a group to meet this goal. Thanks to fundraising from this group under many years of leadership from Michelle Grasso, Molly Malandrino and Micaela Tetrault, the group was inducted into the Relay for Life Hall of Fame!
Helping Hands 2017-18
This year's Helping Hands team is ready to exceed their fundraising goal for Relay for Life! They have started the year off by selling cancer ribbons and North Andover lanyards at the school lunches, holding a car wash, and canning at local coffee shops. They held a Chipotle Night fundraiser and with community support were able to raise $1,400, and wrapped up 2017 by hosting a Polar Express pajama party for elementary school students at the Youth Center! Helping Hands also recently started up their annual Purple Hands fundraiser - keep an eye out for the hands waving on lawns around town! Thank you to everyone who has supported Helping Hands' mission!