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Special Events

Thank you to the local businesses, churches, and organizations who support us in their own way. Here is a list of those who created an event just for us in 2014/2015. Let us know if your business or organization would like to support us in your own special way. We'll help you promote it both through our website and via Facebook.
Harvest Festival Quilt: Helping Hands was privileged to receive the proceeds from this year's Harvest Festival Quilt. Thank you to all the businesses who volunteered to display it. Its tour culminated at the Hood River's Harvest Festival in mid-October. This year the beautiful quilt went to Charlene Fort, who also happen to be the glass artist who had donated a glass apple and pear to the Eat Dessert First contest. What comes around, goes around. Thank you to the entire community for your support in this raffle. 
Eat Dessert First: Oak Street Pie Contest What do you need to do to possibly win $1000? Easy as baking an apple or pear pie. Congratulations to this year's winners: Melinda Chevaz (pear) and Elizabeth Terhaar! And thank you to the supporting sponsoring: Columbia Gorge Growers and Shippers, Hood River Supply/Ace Hardware, Columbia River Insurance, Columbia Bank, and, of course, the event organizers, Shortt Supply. 
Beer, Broads, and Bras: Helping Hands was privileged to receive half of the proceeds from this year's event at Solera Brewing. Thank you!
Wild Woman Marathon: Wild Woman Marathon selected Helping Hands Against Violence as the recipient of a portion of their proceeds. Thank you Wild Woman!
Domaine Poullion chose to donate the proceeds from their July Wine Club Dinner auction to Helping Hands. Thank you Wine Club!
Dance with your Feet, Help with your Hands at CAST in June was organized by one of our junior board members Taylor Simonds as her Hood River High School senior project. All proceeds from this event were directed toward Helping Hands. Thank you Taylor Simonds!
Riverside Community Church recognized the efforts of Helping Hands. The offerings from the Sunday's service were donated to Helping Hands. Thank you Riverside Community Church!
Root Down Yoga held a Yoga Glow evening and donated the funds from the evening of yoga to Helping Hands. Thank you Root Down!


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