Changing Lives Through Art
In 2011, Helping Hands' founding director John Sloan III began to envision a platform where artists could come together to use the power of their gifts to affect tangible social progress. Working with artists from the national tours of Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, and Jersey Boys, they began organizing outreach events across the country. That autumn, The Helping Hands Campaign was born.
In the years following, Helping Hands worked with the NAACP, United Way, Ronald McDonald House Charities, National Civil Rights Museum, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, and Domestic Abuse Project. Now, in a new and exciting chapter, Helping Hands is growing into a non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan.
Throughout history, every revolution has been accompanied, supported, inspired, and given voice by the artists of the era.”