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Our Board

We have a great advisory board to guide in operations to meet our mission of taking things you don't need and giving to those that do need it.  Our 7 board members offer a wide range of business and personal experience we are so grateful for!

We have a 7 member board at Helping Hands for our Children of the Chippewa Valley.  Our board includes Tammy, a manager in the retail industry, Kathy a supervisor in community programs, Jodie, a supervisor in the health care industry, Julie a professional in education, Erin a manager in the publishing industry.  Our Executive Director is Shauna Hanson, founder partner, Mom and Grandma, as well as lead volunteer.  Our President is Jim Hanson, a supervisor in the manufacturing industry.

About Us

We can't be us without you

The story of Helping Hands for our Children started over a decade ago.  Shauna, the Executive Director, was given a beautiful child to care for with very little notice.  Hoping for resources from empoyees of a county agency, she was shocked discover basic needs like a diaper or car seat were not available.  This experience sparked the idea, to help others in our community to provide basic necessities for children.  In 2020, Helping Hands for our Children transitioned from a group of volunteers to an official a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  For almost five years prior to that, Shauna and many volunteers started collecting donations for kids and distributing them to families from their vehicles in parking lots.  We've come a long way, thanks to our volunteers, our board, and community partners.  We are now fortunate to have a suite in Banbury Place in Eau Claire to collect, sort, organize, and distribute things kids need to live and thrive.  Our organization is successful because of volunteers and a giving community of people like you.  We can't be us without you!

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