Neighbors helping neighbors: Helping Hands

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006

Volunteer Coordinator: Betty Kaplor

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Contact information: 789-4390,

Years of service: 23

Description of organization: Volunteers for Helping Hands collect and distribute food to those in need, always maintaining an individual's dignity and values. All work is performed by volunteers. Areas of involvement are emergency assistance, crisis intervention and housing and homelessness.

Volunteer positions available: Flexible hours available for volunteers to pick-up food at grocery stores; sort and stack food from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays; and help distribute food during open hours, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays.

In-kind/material donations needed: Canned foods and other food donations.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found at To offer volunteer opportunities for your nonprofit organization, call 463-5530.

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