Lots Of Helping Hands

heart made of handsWe all struggle through tough times when we need help. Our friends and family see it and want to give us a hand but often don’t know how.

When they ask what we need, we often have trouble coming up with a specific job. Sometimes we’re just too overwhelmed to figure it out.

So their kind but non-specific offer is forgotten and we keep our noses to the grindstone, pushing on, ’til we’re ready to drop. Sound familiar? Well, thanks to this inspired, web-based volunteer coordination service, those days may be over.

Lotsa Helping Hands lets you build a community of helpers out of all those well-intentioned friends and loved ones.

New parents, parents of multiples, or families facing a crisis can create a calendar of all the mind-numbing tasks that confront them and then, when someone kindly asks, “What can I do?” they can point them in the right direction to find out. Friends can take a good, hard look at the list and choose a task or two that not only fits in with their schedule but truly makes a difference to the ones in need.

Way better than a quiche, although that’s nice, too. It’s a free and fabulous way to create a village of helpers with those you love, who love you in return. We’re all over this one!

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.

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2 responses to “Lots Of Helping Hands”

  1. Ellen Schrier

    Hi Josh,
    Send me your email address and I’ll be happy to reply!

  2. Ellen Schrier

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