21st Anniversary Fundraiser at 99% of Goal
Goal: Raise $21,000 to Replace antiquated 20th Century Technology with current 21st Century Technology.
As we wrap up another decade, we come to the 21st Anniversary of Albany Helping Hands.
In those 21 years, there have been a lot of changes with new technology an integral part of our lives. In 1998 only 1/3 of the country's population had cell phones, Google was a new concept, and a company few had heard of.
Keeping on top of the training and equipment needs for new technology is a challenge for many, and Albany Helping Hands is no exception.
Desktop Computers are utilized for Guest Services case management, kitchen inventory, accounting, marketing, and administration functions at the Shelter. Also the AHH Organization's retail Thrift Store and U-Haul Dealership need technology updates for operations. Most of the PC's are antiquated according to Wayne Oakes, Assistant Executive Director who also serves as IT Manager.
The goal for the 21st Anniversary Fundraiser is to raise $21,000 for the technology update, according to John Donovan, AHH Development Director.
Your generous contributions to the 21st Anniversary Fundraiser to upgrade to 21st-century technology are needed today. For more information click here.
A Talk With Long Time Volunteer GED Teacher Pat Loy
Pat Loy, a ten year plus volunteer at Albany Helping Hands, was recently interviewed for a radio interview.
Pat discussed how the Albany Helping Hands Continuation Education Program has survived for ten years without any direct income.
It has sustained with volunteers utilizing ten-year-old donated desktop computers.
Emma Deane, New Farm Manager
Albany Helping Hands Executive Director John Leon recently announced the appointment of Emma Deane as Albany Helping Hands Farm Manager.
Emma will oversee the U-Haul, Woodlot, Christmas Tree Lots, and other farm operations located at the “Farm” at 5050 Santiam Highway SE, one-third mile east of Walmart and Coastal Stores in east Albany on Highway 20.
For a few words from Emma about her background and career, click here.
Burned out by Fire
Your contributions helped reduce the trauma of a serious fire for a retiree.
An Apartment fire resulted in a need of housing for a 76-year-old Sweet Home woman.
She had worked hard and has a pension, but was without a place to live for the first time in her life.
For the her complete story click here.
Radio Interviews- The mp3 podcasts are from the live radio broadcasts that aired on 1580 KGAL Valley Talk. The latest podcast features John Donovan (Vice President/ Development Director), Wayne Oakes (Assistant Executive Director), Pat Loy (Volunteer) and Jim Willhight (Media & Development Consultant).
Thank You Sponsors
Campfire Wood Bundles to Cords Delivered and Stacked
Volunteer of the year
Inez Neal was the recipient of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year.
Inez, a longtime volunteer at the Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store was presented the award at the Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction on April 23, 2019.
Thank you to the sponsors, donors, staff and volunteers who made the Ninth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction the biggest to date raising over $120,000.
Next event: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Willamette Expo Center, Linn County Fairgrounds.
For archived newspaper articles about Albany Helping Hands click here.