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Pay It Forward: Helping Hands

Sometimes in life we all need a helping hand. Leslie Cayot started an organization called helping hands back in 2007 after her youngest son. Just 30 days old at the time was sick with RSV. They had to spend that night in the ICU and were not prepared.

"About a year after that experience we decided to try and help families in that situation by giving them some items to help them stay with their child. Rather than worrying about having a toothbrush, toothpaste or a pack of tissues. If i didn't have anything in my wallet the kits intention was to help families out in that first 12 hours," tells Leslie Cayot the founder of Helping Hands.
 
In their first year they donated 300 care kits to Dayton Childrens Hospital. Now they have expended to also supplying them to Miami Valley Hospital and the Kettering Medical Center.
 
"The community has really stepped up to help us we've raised enough money to donate 6800 care kits over the last 7 years so helping those families to help their little one," tells Cayot.
 
The care kit is composed of a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, pen and paper for notes, tissues, a 5 dollar gift card to get you by for that first night and even a get well card.
 
"There are no amount of thank yous for the help of your child and this is one way that we as a group and an organization can do that," tells Leslie compassionately.

Pay It Forward: Helping Hands

Nominate an Individual or Organization

Here is your opportunity to nominate a person or non-profit for a $250 donation from River Valley Credit Union. Pay It Forward recognizes the good deeds of these organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place to live.


 
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