The cliché goes it’s better to give than to receive, but the truth of it is both can feel pretty great especially when life is being particularly challenging. Providing that all-around goodwill feeling is at the core of Goodwill’s Handy Helpers program.
On the surface, Goodwill Handy Helpers is a limited handyman service for those in need of help with small home projects, but its aim is to foster feelings of independence and self-worth. The program provides those with disabilities community employment, community inclusion, supports for those in need, and advocacy through displaying their abilities via interactions with agencies and individuals they may otherwise not encounter.
Handy Helpers is only available in Ross County currently where it was piloted with the help of a grant in 2020 from the Landrum Endowment Fund through the Pioneer Center/Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
What we do:
- Clearing weeds
- Plant flowers
- Rake leaves
- Put up ground-level holiday decorations
- Gift wrapping
- Hang pictures
- Paint and more!
- Climb tall ladders
- Do heavy-duty jobs such as concrete work and roof repairs