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Vol 14.10 · October 2012

Helping Hands alum Amanda (left) and current HHSM mom and GCC student Laura at the Holiday for Heroes event

Gaucho Gazette > October 2012 > Student Affairs

Helping Hands Needs Moms and Sponsors

Helping Hands for Single Moms is a non-profit organization that partners with GCC. They currently have nine students in the Nursing program who are receiving scholarships and other forms of assistance from the program. HHSM is looking for more financially needy GCC single moms for the program.  

HHSM also needs individual and group sponsors to raise about $100 to $150 and shop for presents for the children of the moms. This makes a great holiday project for departments and other organizations. In December, HHSM holds their second annual Holidays for Heroes in which the single mom-students are recognized and celebrated as they receive and wrap their children’s gifts that are provided by sponsors.    

HHSM is a positive organization that moves single moms from financial dependence to financial independence so they can be contributing members of society rather than an expense.The program has been running for several years and gets a little bigger each year because of its track record for student retention and graduation. Find out more from their website

If you know of a GCC student single mom or would like to become a sponsor, please contact Susan High, counseling faculty, at 623-845-3052 or

Below: Holiday for Heroes is a joyful wrapping event

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