Our beloved instructor, Sandra Christie, organized a gift drive for homeless people in Escondido for Christmas day. Operation Give is a non-profit organization that puts together gift bags to those less fortunate and has expanded to include small local regions including Escondido. Gifts bags include, new clothing, toys for children, blankets, tooth brushes, toiletries and other items that help ease the daily toll of homelessness.
After spending weeks gathering the items and donations given by students of Healing Hands, Sandra and a small team of helpers put together the giveaway bags, and on Christmas morning drove to a designated location to give the bags away. The thankfulness and gratitude the volunteers received was overwhelming. “Here is this older gentleman on Christmas morning, and he says he has enough socks – but what he’d really like for Christmas is a clean shirt.” – Sandra. Several homeless echoed the same sentiment. Clean, fresh clothing was the main drive for homeless to reach out and receive these gifts.
Sandra volunteers at a variety of non-profit events doing massage. STAND DOWN an event for homeless veterans, will be running in Vista on February 7th – 9th. She will be advocating for various people to volunteer massage at this event. STAND DOWN helps veterans with a shower station, hair cuts, job and housing applications, and a variety of other services to provide for our service members in need.
Healing Hands School has been operating since 1992 and has participated in dozens of events to help our community thrive. With locations in Escondido, Laguna Hills, and Kearny Mesa, HHSHH has successfully prepared more then 7,000 students for CAMTC Certification and can do the same for you! Boasting two academic Programs and 30+ Massage & Holistic Health courses offered during the day, evenings and on weekends. HHSHH can set you on a path to a satisfying and rewarding career in less than a year! Call us at 800-355-6463 and we’ll help you get started today!