Category: Events

Volunteer of the Year – Loretta Keaner

At a recent meeting of the Helping Hands Respite Care, our Volunteer of the Year, Loretta Keaner was acknowledged. Loretta started working as a volunteer in January of 2016. Her service to Helping Hands Respite Care has included a weekly commitment to the Adult Day Services program, a monthly commitment to Kate’s Memory Café, and […]

The Gift of Pancakes

Executive Director John Stauffer talks about the Gift of Rotary Pancakes

By John Stauffer, Executive Director of Helping Hands Respite Care and East Lansing Rotarian East Lansing Rotary Pancakes in the Park is one of the things I look forward to every year. As a person who has spent most of their life in the marketing arena, and loves people, Pancakes in the Park is just […]

The Ability Experience and Helping Hands Respite Care

Ability Experience bike riders lined up in front of Helping Hands for a reception line

On July 30th  The Ability Experience happened in East Lansing as 37 hot and sweaty young men converged on Helping Hands Respite Care for a special visit.  These men, all part of a national fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, competed to be selected to be part of what some might consider 50 plus days of torture.  […]

Special Online Event to Benefit Respite House

Donate for the Respite House Renovation – Get Raffle Ticket(s) for Prizes Last summer, through the generosity of dozens of volunteers and supporters, and an amazing sponsor – McLaren Greater Lansing, we nearly completed the renovation of our Weekend Respite House. The Respite House facility, home to one of our most popular programs, was in […]

Time to Volunteer?

Picture of hands holding the letters that spell Volunteer

Helping Hands Respite Care Needs Your Help Do you have time to volunteer? The Respite House is a very special, long-standing program of Helping Hands Respite Care.  It is a small bungalow which is used nearly every weekend of the year for four children with disabilities to come together for a weekend sleepover under the […]

Pancakes in the Mail

Stack of pancakes for Pancakes in the Park Free Tickets for Pancakes

Well, not the actual pancakes, but FREE tickets to Pancakes in the Park. Sunday June 12th is the Annual Pancakes in the Park event at Patriarch Park on Alton Rd. in East Lansing. Watch for the park sign off Saginaw Avenue near St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Pancakes in the Park are served from 8am to […]

Free Tickets to Pancakes in the Park

Stack of pancakes for Pancakes in the Park Free Tickets for Pancakes

  We have Free Tickets for Pancakes in the Park. Mark your calendar 8am to 1pm on June 12th – the East Lansing Rotary Club is making Pancakes in the Park!  If you are a family we serve at Helping Hands Respite Care, you will be our guest to have breakfast FREE, compliments of Rotarians […]

The Story of our Fund Raiser

As told by Jeff Nunham, Supervisor – Adult In-Home Care Have you ever attended a Fund Raiser event where the food is actually delicious and the speakers are riveting? As fundraising events go, they can be all of that, but in my experience they tend to be a moment of emotion with little substance that […]

I Love Kate’s Memory Cafe

Kate's Memory Cafe logo

A Reflection by Kate’s Memory Cafe Facilitator – Katie Donovan   One year ago, the first gathering of the Memory Café happened in the “Good Morning” room at Helping Hands Respite Care. It was so exciting to see this program launched. My excitement was quickly eclipsed by a wave of sadness when Hank and Sue […]