Our Story - Where it All Began
Tammy, our founder, started several years ago collecting coats and blankets to help the homeless facing brutal cold. She spent a lot of time worrying about them and how they were facing the weather. She felt like she wasn’t doing enough.
In December 2016 she teamed up with a good friend,and they began a drive to get the homeless Christmas boxes. Each homeless person received a box from “Santa”. The contents included, clothes, socks, gloves, hats and toiletries.
In March 2017 Homeless Hands of Zanesville, LLC put on their very first fundraiser with the help of the American Legion and local businesses who donated items. The fundraiser was a huge success and since then,Homeless Hands has went on to do 2 more fundraisers and help get 26 people off the streets as of this publishing. Homeless Hands doesn't just take them off the street, they give them the tools to succeed on their own, with no government assistance. Everyone has different needs, and Homeless Hands takes the time to learn what those needs are, whether it be identifications, employment, housing, restoring driving privileges or transportation. Our homeless people are taught life skills to not just survive, but to succeed.
Tammy and her team have spent long hours gaining the trust of the homeless and know almost all of them by name and know their stories. The things they have accomplished with the help of the community since March 2017 is nothing short of amazing!