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Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference

seasonal COMMITTEEs

Hands4Hope hosts five seasonal committees annually to support local community partners in filling unmet needs in the community. 

Each seasonal committee is lead by a team of youth who, with the help of adult mentors are responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of their seasonal event. 

Seasonal committees include: 

  1. School Supply Committee

  2. KidZone Committee

  3. Fall Festival Planning Committee

  4. Winter Boutique Committee

  5. Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial Scholarship Committee 

Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference

seasonal committees


School Supply Committee

Benefitting Children in Need in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties

 Participants in this committee will work with local businesses and organizations to collect donations for the upcoming school year. This committee is open to youth going into 7th grade or higher in the upcoming school year and  is entirely youth-led (with the help of adult mentors). Committee participants will develop advertising, market for and host the Hands4Hope annual School Supply Drive, as well as the annual  School Supply Distribution Day to benefit students in need.


Winter Boutique Committee 

Benefitting Children in Need in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties

Winter Boutique Committee participants plan, advertise, set up, and volunteer for Hands4Hope’s annual Winter Boutique in El Dorado Hills. The committee will work together to create a fun and magical boutique-like shop. The committee will select a theme, décor and design how the space will be laid out. This event is where many local foster families and families experiencing hardship come to “shop” for warm clothes, shoes, and blankets. This committee will be a short term commitment from mid September through mid-December, meeting 2 times a month or more, depending on projects.


Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial 
Scholarship Committee

Benefitting Local Youth who Need Support to Attend Summer Camp

 Ryan Christopher Hersh was an active participant with Hands4Hope and the goal of this scholarship is to continue his legacy by giving youth with limited means the opportunity to attend a summer camp in which they will be able to further develop an interest or skill. This committee starts to meet in February each year and is composed of youth in middle school and high school from El Dorado and Sacramento Counties. Members of this committee will be responsible for determining criteria for scholarships, creating and distributing the RCH Scholarship Application, marketing the scholarship program, reviewing completed applications, and awarding scholarships, while managing the program budget.


The Kids Zone committee

Benefitting Hands4Hope Education
& Community Engagement Programs

The committee will  will help plan and host the Kids Zone Area at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Fireworks and Freedom Concert July 3rd, 2023. Kid Zone Committee participants, select bounce houses, concessions and entertainment, as well as organize volunteers, secure sponsorships, create a marketing plan, manage an event budget, and oversee ticket sales and concessions at the event!


Fall Festival planning committee

Benefitting Hands4Hope Education & Community Engagement Programs

The project team for this fundraising event will be organized to replicate  a functioning event planning/

production company with the end product being an entertaining, fun, and family friendly Fall Festival (think Apple Hill in El Dorado Hills). The goals for this project are to raise funds, build leadership skills, and have fun. Youth leaders will be in charge of each subcommittee. Each subcommittee will be in charge of and responsible for a different part of the project. Subcommittees will be made up of students in middle school and higher from El Dorado & Sacramento Counties, and each will have at least one adult mentor. Subcommittee choices are: Operations & Finance, Games & Activities, Marketing & Fundraising, and Volunteer Management. This committee will meet June thru early October.

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