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
The 2017-2018 Helping Hands team far exceeded their $8,000 fundraising goal for Relay for Life, raising $10,761 for the American Cancer Society! They 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! They kicked off 2018 with a Flatbread Night, and carried on the HH tradition of the Hi-Five fundraiser.
This year’s Relay for Life, May 19 & 20, was one of the coldest and rainiest weekends all spring, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Helping Hands Team! They enjoyed walking – and even dancing – around the Nicholson Memorial Stadium. Some team members walked a total of 10 miles!
Thank you to everyone in the community for your support of Helping Hands!
Above photo capture by the Eagle Tribune!