The Perry County Difference: Referrals are accepted from all sources with no referral restrictions beyond Perry County residence.
In 2021, 500+ first to twelfth graders were given school supplies. In 2019 100+ received free hair cuts and in 2021 over 500+ received a new pair of shoes. Join Hands Ministry back-2-school campaign invites the public to participate either by donating financially or by donating new backpacks and school supplies for those children in need.
All of our programs are based off of private donors. In past years and this current year, a HUGE thanks to, Perry County Community Foundation, AmeriHealth Caritas and Shollenberger, Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, we were able to meet the shoe need. Also, thank you to Country Footwear & More of Newport, PA for working with us to fit 300+ pairs of shoes.
After our 2016 year with our Back 2 School Program, we asked the parents we serve "if" other needs existed. They answered with, "haircuts". This past year were again empower to meet this need. A HUGE thank you to Amy, owner of Curl Up & Dye w/ Style and Marysville Lioness Club, we provided 66 haircuts.
"Join Hands helped with back to school supplies. Giving all 3 my son's back packs to start the school year. We were in a pinch. So it got their school year started without the stress of not having book bags and supplies. Thank you.” - T
“I needed financial help in paying for some bills, school supplies and some Christmas gifts for my daughter to have a good Christmas the past couple years. Join Hands provided enough financial help to keep our apartment a little longer until I found a job, they helped my daughter have a good Christmas the past couple years and helped provide her with the necessary supplies for school.
I didn't have to choose between our apartment's bills and giving my daughter what she needs” - B