"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Jeremiah 29:11

One Community. One Fight.

Many Hands is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2012.  It's mission is to be the resource for communities in Michigan that wish to respond to systemic problems such as youth hunger or individual families experiencing a health or financial crisis.  The goal is to create competency as a volunteer-driven organization and harness the resourcefulness of informal charitable efforts with the aim of creating effective, trustworthy standards in all of the chosen projects to deliver maximum value for recipients, volunteers, and sponsors.

Currently, Many Hands has a signature project primarily serving Ingham County elementary schools with the Weekend Survival Kit (WSK) food program.  The WSK currently feeds nearly 1,800 hungry kids throughout the school year, sending kits of food home for the weekend twice a month. The kits contain enough food for 7 meals and 2-3 snacks.  The WSK program operates in many schools in Ingham County and engages volunteers from local service clubs to pack and deliver the kits.  It is estimated that there are over 11,000 kids throughout the school system who would qualify and benefit from the program.  Growth in the program will occur as new schools are added, and relationships with existing schools are enhanced.

Additionally, Many Hands has taken on its first family-in-crisis project in the Williamston Community. The project is called The Annie’s Army Project and is currently mobilizing community-members to meet the immediate and long-term needs of a young family facing a terminal diagnosis.

The Annie's Army Project has been inspired by an amazing individual and her family.  Annie Scholten's legacy will now live on and will positively impact other families in need or a crisis situation. To learn more about Annie please visit www.anniesarmy.com.  To qualify for this program you must meet specific criteria. 



A family who is dealing with a life-threatening medical condition that has caused financial complications is potentially eligible for help from the Annie's Army Project.  Many Hands will work with the treating physician to determine the family's eligibility, i.e. suffering from a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition currently placing the individual's life in jeopardy. 

Our vision is to grant help to an eligible family be mobilizing community-members to meet the immediate and long-term needs of a family facing a terminal diagnosis.

To learn more about The Annie's Army Project and if you or someone you know qualifies please contact us at [email protected]