Sunday, November 7, 2010

Helping Hands

I spent this past Saturday night at a wonderful event to benefit this amazing organization. I was asked to come to Helping Hands' annual fund raising gala and participate as a vendor, donating part of the proceeds to the organization. I was truly honored to do so! 
Helping Hands trains and places monkey helpers with people who have disabilities and can benefit from the dexterity and intelligence of these monkeys. The event was held at the new-ish LEED-certified (important to me:)WGBH studios. There was great live music, gourmet treats from top Boston area restaurants, drinks, dancing and presentations about Monkey Helpers. They also had screenings of their new documentary. It was a fun evening for me and I was just really on the sidelines. The dedication of the trainers and of course the monkeys is really unbelievable to me. It was very moving to see this kind of commitment to helping people with disabilities. If you are looking for a unique organization to donate to this holiday season (I know there are so many!), this would be a wonderful choice.
 Thank you! :-)


  1. Erin,

    On behalf of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, I want to thank you for supporting us at the Festivale. Your jewelry is lovely and your willingness to spend a Saturday evening with us was so appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


    Stephanie Rogers
    Helping Hands Volunteer
    For more info:

  2. This sounds so lovely!