Featured Youth Programs

All featured youth programs are beneficiaries of funds raised by Helping Hands Books. Each one does an exceptional job providing youth with amazing role models, life changing experiences, and places to call their own. We at Helping Hands Books urge you to visit their websites. See what terrific work they do, and if possible, give directly to their causes.


Town Shop Youth Center

townshopThe Town Shop Youth Center is located in Camillus, New York, and has been in operation serving local teens since 1971. That’s over 36 years! The Town Shop’s Mission Statement is: “To provide a rich and consistent array of the ingredients (People, Places, and Possibilities) that young people need to encourage and support their personal growth and development.”

The Town Shop’s Website

Send Donations Payable To: Camillus Town Shop
Town of Camillus Municipal Building
Attention Town Shop
4600 West Genesee St.
Syracuse, New York 13219

Youtube Video Link: Tour of The Town Shop

Total Amount Raised So Far = $2094.69



Folcroft Girls and Boys Clubs

The Folcroft Girls and Boys Clubs provide athletic and social engagement activities for youth living in Folcroft PA.

Folcroft Girls Club

P.O. Box 51

Folcroft PA 19032

Total Amount Raised So Far = $140.00


Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania

bbbsThe Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Pennsylvania’s Website


Total Amount Raised So Far = $649.23

Click Here to Buy Books in Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters!


musicopiaMusicopia works to bring a vibrant combination of music performances and education to students and communities throughout the Delaware Valley, with a particular focus on geographical areas that lack adequate music programs. With the goal of inspiring a deep love and knowledge of great music, Musicopia’s programs promote the transformative powers of music, the value of musical discipline and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Musicopia offers five types of programs:

  • Core and Extended Instrumentation Programs
  • Multicultural Global Programs
  • Residencies & Workshops
  • Pre-School Programs
  • Programs for seniors in Nursing Homes and Retirement Communities

Musicopia’s Website


This is a video from the Musicopia Donor Appreciation Concert

Every one of these young musicians have benefited directly from the charitable works of Musicopia

Total Amount Raised So Far = $985.10

Click Here to Buy Books to Help Musicopia!

The Nia Center

nia-centerThe Nia Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural, artistic and educational opportunities to children and youth in the City of Chester and its surrounding vicinity. Through arts and education, The Nia Center aims to improve the canvas of Chester and enhance the well-being and success of our community. Our committed staff and dedicated volunteers offer a wide variety of art programs, workshops and services for children, youth and families. We also provide services at several satellite locations throughout the city.

The Nia Center Website


Total Amount Raised So Far = $258.68

The Attic Youth Center

the-attic-youth-centerThe Attic Youth Center (The Attic) creates opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic’s mission is supported by a multifaceted approach to counteract the prejudice and oppression faced by LGBTQ youth through building community, reducing isolation, combating homophobia, promoting knowledge, providing access to resources, and developing leaders. Located in Center City Philadelphia, The Attic is one of only fifteen independent LGBTQ youth centers nationally.

Attic Youth Center Website


Total Amount Raised So Far = $774.60



Taggart John H School’s Music Program

Taggart Pic

Taggart has just begun a music program and is in need of further funding.  When I visited their music room, it was filled with electronic keyboards, and had an area for computer-based music production. Mike (the music teacher) informed me that all funds raised would help purchase instruments, sheet music and help pay for any repairs needed on their instruments.

To give directly to Taggart’s new Music Program, send a check or money order to:

Taggart School Activity Fund

400 West Porter St.

Philadelphia Pa 19148


Total Amount Raised So Far = $330

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

Chops pic

The following was taken straight from the website listed here: CHOPS Foundation

“When you give to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, you give the gift of childhood to children around the world. Because of gifts from people like you, we can continue to conduct groundbreaking research that will save children’s lives, and improve medical care around the world.

Your gift can fuel the fire of research. Your gift can bolster world-class patient care and superior medical education. Your gift can fund compassionate, family-centered programming. Your gift can help support families that cannot afford to pay. Your gift can enable Children’s Hospital to give back to the community.

Most importantly, your gift represents the gift of childhood for so many children. It can all start with you.Donate today and give the gift of childhood.”

To give directly to the CHOPS Foundation, click HERE!

Total Amount Raised So Far = $951.07


Other Ways We’ve Given Back

Ebay Charity Donations to the  following organizations:

2019 Total = $539.01

August 2018 $148

February 2018 $39

December 2017 $207.58

August 2017 $223.98

September 2016 = $61.61

$22.30 donation on September 2015 to ActionAIDS Philadelphia

$40 donation to the Clean Air Council (Oct. 2015) of South East PA: http://www.cleanair.org/ 

$25 to Restoration Counseling Services

$50 – September 27th, 2014-  Donation to David’s Drive – Every year we have a fund raiser – the money raised goes to funding individuals and families to go to  conferences on brain injury.  It also goes to funding programs that support individuals with brain injury, like Camp Cranium where we fund children with TBI to go to camp each summer.  David’s Drive is this fund raiser and was named in honor of Dr David Strauss who founded ReMed, a company that serves individuals with TBI.

$32.30 donation on March 14th 2014 to ActionAIDS Philadelphia: https://actionaids.org/ 

$40 donation on March 3, 2103 to Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters (Nebraska)

$191 contribution in September, 2012 – Boys and Girls Club of Wissahickon: http://www.bgcphila.org/ 






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