Emilia: Hardworking mother with a young baby

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Emilia came to us from the community of Hope House. She is a single mother of a baby girl. She works as a flagger with Traffic Control but it’s not enough to make all ends meet. She had a Mazda MPV that was on it’s very last mile. She had been saving her money up, … Read more

Erica: Inspiring Mother of Three Young Kids

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Erica first applied for a vehicle in December of 2018. She is divorced from a very difficult marriage – living with her brother with twins who are 4 yrs old (1 boy, 1 girl) and a 4 month old son. Erica had been on the wait list and called letting us know her 4 month … Read more

Hana: Hard-Working Student and Mom

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Hana is a single mom with a five and a half year old son. She is a student at the Community College of Denver studying health care administration. She also keeps busy with a work-study job. Hana was born in Kenya, then her family journeyed to the U.S. as refugees from Ethiopia when she was … Read more

Michelle: A story of Hope. Dedication. Inspiration.

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Michelle is a dedicated person who needed Hands’ help to maintain her employment and provide safe transportation for her two children and grandson. Unfortunately, several years ago Michelle’s marriage ended because of her husband’s drinking and abuse and she was left to raise her children on her own. Through the years she consistently worked hard … Read more

Clara: Overcoming Obstacles

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One woman’s story of persistence for her family Clara came to Hands in need of a vehicle. She was in an abusive marriage and is now divorced, with three children – two sons and a daughter. Unknown to Clara, the father was abusing the children also and as a result one child was placed in … Read more

Kim: On Her Way… With a New Car

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Women coming to Hands want hope and opportunity Kim was referred by one of Hands’ partner nonprofits. She has attended Denver School of the Arts and Turing School of Software Design and Development. Kim has one child, with no support from the father. She initially came to us needing car repair, but after the initial … Read more

Sheila: Building a Life of Peace

The parking lot of Hands of the Carpenter

Women coming to Hands want hope and opportunity Sheila had been living on her own for 13 years since she was 15 after leaving a very abusive home to try and find a life of peace. She reached out to Hands last year being in desperate need of a vehicle. Sheila has three children, and … Read more

Shannon & Jean: A Story Made By Champions

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Hands’ 1st Annual Champions Breakfast On Wednesday, November 14th, members of the Hands community gathered at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood to be filled in so many ways. The event program informed and inspired the crowd as Founder and CEO Dan Georgopulos conveyed details about Hands successes and blessings. First came the announcement of a … Read more

Debra

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Debra is a single mother of two daughters and one son ages 15, 11 and 4. She is a para teacher within Jefferson County Schools and was struggling after the breakup of her marriage. She learned about Hands from Colorado Homeless Families and is working with Women With A Cause (another one of our great partners) … Read more