Aspiring Hands, Inc. provides day programs to adults with capabilities in Toledo, Ohio. Our motto of people helping people is based on our belief that our clients can make a difference in the life of another person. This is not just staff helping our team members, but our team members helping others. Our day programs are 100% community based, meaning that our volunteers are active in the community each and every day that they participate in the program. Aspiring Hands, Inc. is the only organization in the Toledo area that offers 100% community based day programs.
Each day, our volunteers are picked up and taken to the organization that they are volunteering at. The purpose of our day programs is to enrich the lives of our volunteers and the organizations that they volunteer for. Since Aspiring Hands, Inc. has joined forces with so many different organizations in the Toledo area, our volunteers have the opportunity to acquire new skills, assist with jobs that they are interested in or to provide their existing skills to the community.
Some of the organizations that our volunteers work with include:
- Developed 2 food pantries we support
- Humane Society
- White House Community Garden
- Beach House
- Local senior centers
- Sunset House
- Gardening (Blue Creek Conservatory)
- Project Pizza
- Nightengale’s Harvest Food Pantry
Through these organizations, our volunteers are able to interact with other members of the community, which provides enrichment, learning and knowledge for everyone involved. The skills and knowledge that our volunteers acquire during our day programs can be transferred to their everyday activities and help them work towards independence.
While participating in the day program, our volunteers perform tasks such as gardening, cleaning, stocking food pantries, social interaction, radio shows, & cooking. Another feature about our day programs is that our staff to volunteer ratio is 1 to 5, meaning that every volunteer gets the assistance and attention that they need throughout the course of the day.
If you would like more information about our day programs in Toledo, Ohio or you would like to know how to get involved, contact Aspiring Hands, Inc.