Open Hands focuses on providing assistance to those in need who reside within Carroll County, Georgia. Churches that commit to partner in this ministry provide prayer support, volunteers, and financial support.
The volunteer staff at Open Hands is led by Director Sue McGukin who is assisted by an advisory board consisting of representatives from participating churches.
Available services include: Bibles and Prayer Support, Food Assistance, Reading Glasses, Personal Care Items (Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, etc), and Financial Assistance for housing & utilities.
Open Hands is a partner agency of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Since beginning in September 2011, over 6,000 families have received over 200,000 pounds of food at Open Hands.
In addition nearly 700 families have received financial assistance, with many others receiving additional services including reading and prescription glasses, blankets, socks and Bibles.
Carrollton High School students collected personal care items again this year as a part of their Homecoming 2014 festivities. Items collected were given to local charities that provide support to those in need in our community. Open Hands United Christian Ministry was a recipient again this year. Open Hands provides assistance to over 350 Carroll County families each month and the donated items are very much needed.