Gifted Hands offers art, design, and craft classes for a range of populations, including the elderly, the homeless, and people living with HIV/ AIDS.
To provide underserved youth and adults in New York City with educational art programs that build self-esteem and teach new skills.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Our volunteers bring joy, companionship and crafts to patients at Rivington House, a heathcare facility for HIV/AIDS patients. For those who can't join the class, volunteers make room visitations.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant supports primary programs to single mothers, children in foster care, senior citizens, and HIV/AIDS patients, populations that Gifted Hands has served for 20+ years, as well as a vocational training program around jewelry design.
Training And Consulting
Gifted Hands received a grant to work with a consultant on development for the board of directors, resulting in new board committees and electing a new board Chairman to guide the organization's growth.
Because of Gifted Hands, I have a change in heart, I have a change in life, and I have a change in inspiration.
A critical aspect of our model is capacity building, which focuses on equipping and strengthening our affiliates through in-house training sessions and workshops, plus specific capacity building grants that provide additional training.
In addition to Stories of Hope from His Toy Store Reimagined events, here are more stories from our affiliates about how Christmas cheer is being shared in their communities!
This post was written before the Gifted Hands outreach programs were temporarily suspended because of COVID-19. Currently, Gifted Hands has refocused attention on using their emergency financial funding for communities they serve. Here is Melissa's volunteer story.