AHH

Helping people to help themselves

aka AHH (A Helping Hand)   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.ahelpinghand.org

Mission

Our mission is to help people to help them selves.

We have projects all over the world.

We are a 100% volunteer organization that strives as a team to bring hope to people that are less fortunate. We focus on projects pertaining to Health Care, Education, Disaster Relief, Rehabilitation, Creating Health Communities and Encouraging Volunteerism.

100% of your donation will be utilized for these projects. The overhead costs are covered by an anonymous donor.

Please take a moment to join our NO COST fund raiser @ www.ShopSaveFeelGood.com

Notes from the nonprofit

Please join us @ www.AHelpingHand.org
Our work is very rewarding
And 100% of your donations will go to help the needy
Also please check out our NO COST fundraiser @ www.ShopSaveFeelGood.com

Ruling year info

2000

Director

Dr. Iresha Goonesinghe

Main address

1530, Waterwheel Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833 USA

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EIN

91-1995794

NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Problem : Uniting our Communities - Taking longer than expected to educate the affected communities. Solution Persevere, Thinking outside the box to figure out new and meaningful ways to reach out.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Organically grown Community Gardens

Helping communities to set up Community Gardens. Getting kids involved. Encourage healthy eating habits using locally grown produce. Helping the elderly and people in need get this produce free of charge. Also encouraging them to participate in these projects.

Population(s) Served

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$12000 and counting

Population(s) Served

Helping to organize and fund eye clinics for kids in remote villages all over the world

Population(s) Served

Empowering and Uniting Youth all over the world. We invite you to join us @ www.PledgeHighFive.org

Population(s) Served

Starting with the Tsunami in 2004, Hait, Hurricane Sandy, Katrina. We try to join hands with local organization and give them a helping hand. Building homes, helping schools, Medical clinics and individual needs. We stay long after the acute event - long after the media and the world forgets them...

Population(s) Served

5 steps to bring communities together all over the world

Population(s) Served

Volunteers knit scarves throughout the year. We send them to the homeless with hand written notes of encouragement in the winter months

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of communities that benefitted each year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Uniting Our Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our focus is to help communities to help themselves. Focus on Volunteerism, Healthy, Organic self sufficient living, Gift of vision and Uniting Communities.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bringing people together with the goal of Uniting a community and thereby unite the world

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Helping people to help them selves.

We look for pressing needs in a community.
Try to partner with successful local organizations when possible.
Start small.
Learn from our mistakes and slowly grow our projects.
We try to find creative ways to get as many people as we can to volunteer.
Therefore we are able to accomplish a lot with small amounts of money.

Our Committed, Caring and hard working Volunteers

Vision for kids - A resounding success - and is still ongoing
Community Gardens - A resounding success
Pledge High Five - just started
Uniting our Community - Just started. Growing rapidly
Knitting for Love - ongoing - very successful

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AHH

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Iresha Goonesinghe MD

Compassionate Doctors

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes