Hands That Lift
2022 Impact Statement
2022 Impact Statement
Thank you for your support in 2022.
You allowed Unstoppable Extended Hands (UEH) to have an exceptional year serving low-income individuals. Our range of supporters from across the states has grown to include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Montana.
In addition to the schools that we have been serving in Chicago and Ferguson, we have added and served two new schools: one in Chicago, a preschool-kindergarten program with 100 students, and one in Ferguson, a school that serves newborns-8 grade with 75 students. This December, we had the opportunity to support 61 families with children from the Ferguson area.
To our volunteers in St. Louis, thank you for the first extremely successful annual gift-wrapping party of over 350 toys, new clothing items, underwear, socks and hats, and gloves. UEH Board, new friends at HECSTL, and Forestwood neighbors volunteers wrapped additional 450 toys. Thanks to Arch Moving, Across Town Moving and Delivery, and Ferguson Post Office staff. Thank you for your hands, at the family giveaway and the Ultimate Cosmetology and Barber Academy, as we doubled the number of families that requested items from last year.
Please help me by giving a special thanks to our vendors that have stepped up to support parents with their own gifts this year. Please support our vendors as they continue to pour into multiple communities in various ways!
We worked closely with a single mom who was in need of a car. We started a GoFundMe towards the purchase of one, however, she ended up being given one! The funds that were raised went towards the car insurance and any repairs that were needed.
In Chicago and Ferguson, we have an opportunity for professionals to read to students at the new schools. Yes, I need your hands and voices.
Pick a book from eyeseeme.com bookstore, have the book shipped directly to you and ask your friends and family to buy your book for 30 students (so they'll have a book for themselves and can read along with you). If you’d like to be the first professional reader, sign up here.
UEH now has a donation button!
We will have our first online silent auction in March! This auction will support our efforts towards the Chicago student’s “Christmas in July” for their essential items (clothes, hygiene products, and PJs), toys, and books.
Remember: You are Unstoppable Extended Hands (UEH).
Dr. Paula Williams