are the children Two Hands helps?
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Two Hands, Inc.
is a for-profit corporation that works with a select group of local
non-profit organizations whose primary concerns are for children
who are disabled, disadvantaged, or seriously ill. We work with
local organizations because it allows us direct interaction with
the children, all of which is very important to us and is done during
regular business hours. It allows us to see, first hand, the benefits
of our time and the company's financial contributions. Meeting Street
Center, a nationally recognized school for children with disabilities
and serious illnesses based in East Providence, Rhode Island is
our primary beneficiary. In 1996 we began to include Community Preparatory
School, a school for disadvantaged inner-city children in Providence,
does Two Hands contribute to these organizations?
most valuable contribution we make is the time we spend interacting
with the children and their teachers in the development of ongoing
art and learning programs which center around the children. During
business hours, we schedule and participate in special programs
and field trips with the children and faculty. These activities
are based on predetermined themes to provide the inspiration for
the children to create artistic expressions of their thoughts and
feelings. Besides quality time, Two Hands contributes 1% of total
corporate sales annually to these organizations. Our financial contributions
are determined by sales, not profitability.
the children really design the product?
Two Hands selects
a theme each season to develop its product. These themes are given
to the children and the creativity begins through programs based
around a collective learning experience, sometimes known as adventures,
about each theme. The children inspire Two Hands' designers through
their thoughts and their artwork. We work hard to keep the child's
spirit in each piece we create. The children contribute on whatever
level they can. It all means something to us.
there ongoing new products?
Yes! The design
programs are ongoing within the organizations we reach and we are
constantly developing new products based around these programs and
their themes. We have a basic collection (our occupational and inspirational
themes) which carries over season to season with new items added
throughout the year. We also produce new, themed collections plus
seasonal mini-collections for holidays such as Valentine's Day,
St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and Chanukah each year. Our product is collectible.
does a consumer obtain more information about Two Hands?
On the back of
each product card or box is an information label with our mailing
address. Today you can email
us directly, right this very minute if you want! Or, you can
go to our contact page for more traditional methods of communicating
Two Hands is about doing business in a holistic manner, a whole
and embracing way, one in which we are interactive within our community
during our business hours and one which speaks to abilities, not
disabilities; advantages, not disadvantages; and heroes, not victims.
Two Hands is a best practices company.
Thank you for caring enough to ask about us!