Gifted Hands

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Gifted Hands offers recreation and healing through art, design, and craft classes for a range of populations, including at-risk youth, the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the elderly. Programs are designed to stimulate personal and community interaction and to challenge participants to realize their God-given potential. Gifted Hands programs run at many different sites throughout Manhattan.





Location varies

HFNY Team Leader:

Kelly Dean,

Contact for more info on volunteer opportunities listed below.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Art in Mission

Artistic and crafty volunteers are needed to help prep for Gifted Hands' art & jewelry class programs on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30PM to 9:30PM on the Lower East Side. Volunteers will sort art supplies and jewelry beads into individual kits for classes, design projects, and pray for Gifted Hands programs throughout the city. Sewers also needed to sew jean bags for art and craft class. Day and time flexible for sewers (weekdays).

Volunteer at Rivington House

Volunteers are needed to help reach out to residents at an HIV/AIDS health care facility on the Lower East Side. These outreaches are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Volunteers can help lead jewelry making classes or play games (pool, chess, etc) with the residents.

"Artists on Call" volunteers are also needed every Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM starting July 15th at Rivington House to visit bedridden residents in their rooms and offer art projects, music, prayers, and encouragement.

Teach Art Class to Teenage Moms (or Provide Childcare during Class)
The Gifted Hands Community Art Class held at Covenant House in Midtown West is in need of volunteers to help with art and crafts classes on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30PM. Volunteers are also needed to offer childcare and play with the children of mothers attending the art class.

Upcoming Events:

7/28/14 6:30 PM

Gifted Hands - Assist with Ministries to Residents with HIV/AIDS

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8/11/14 6:30 PM

Gifted Hands - Assist with Ministries to Residents with HIV/AIDS

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8/13/14 6:30 PM

Gifted Hands - Lead Art Class for Teen Moms

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