Michelle: A story of Hope. Dedication. Inspiration.

A group of mechanics stand with a woman presenting her a car

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

The parking lot of Hands of the Carpenter

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

A young woman holding a small child stands in front of a car smiling

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

Rita

A woman stands in front of a car smiling

Rita is a single mother of two children and 10 grandchildren. She fills in to pick up and drop off grandkids and to be there for them. Her journey has been hard, but she keeps smiling because she has God in her heart. Rita was living in her vehicle when Hands met her. Despite her … Read more

Shannon

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My name is Shannon and I’m the single mother of an energetic ten-year-old boy named Aidan. Hands has helped me several times over the last seven years. Without that help, I would have lost my job, would not have been able to take Aidan to his sports and would have spiraled downhill. Because of the … Read more

Crystal and Kailey

A woman holds her daughter, they are smiling

In October 2013 Hands met an amazing single mother named Crystal. We met her when her daughter Kailey was 12 months old. Crystal was left with no money, no job, and no vehicle. What Crystal did have is the experience not all single mothers have. She had repaired vehicles before, sold automobile parts, done customer … Read more

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