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Harvest of Hands is an annual event to feed the hungry in our own community and around the world.


Harvest of Hands Thanks You

At the time of this publication, our event is still in progress, but here’s what we know so far… Many hands were involved in making this event a success! We
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Christmas Market Report

Thank you for all your support for our 2021 Christmas Market event. It was a smaller event than our normal Harvest of Hands event in November. We raised $10,360.89. This
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YES, Harvest of Hands is Worth It!

What does the Harvest of Hands committee do all year long and why do they do it? Harvest of Hands started 40 years ago this year. The event started small
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Annual Festival

The first annual festival was held in December, 1979, as a fundraiser for refugee families. The first event included a craft sale, bake sale, and craft demonstrations. Over the years, Harvest of Hands has grown to include a ‘White Elephant’ room, brunch, silent auction, sweater sale, and more. Proceeds went to ELCA World Hunger for many years, and more recently to the Buffalo Food Shelf, Heifer Project International, and Truckload of Life food packing projects for The Outreach Program.

Craft Groups

All are welcome at the craft sessions, either to work on the planned projects or to bring your own projects and enjoy the morning or evening with friends. Meeting dates are listed in the sidebar. New volunteers are welcome. Contact Joy Arens with craft suggestions.

Crafters can also work on projects at home. Supplies are available for home projects, including some in pre-packaged kits, available near the Information Desk. Help yourself to the kits, and return the completed items. Contact Joy Arens for other supplies. If you have been working on crafts at home, they can be brought to the Wilderness Room (behind the kitchen) any time, and left on the table.


Wednesday, January 11
Harvest of Hands Crafts
Wednesday, January 25
Harvest of Hands Crafts
Wednesday, February 8
Harvest of Hands Crafts
Wednesday, February 22
Harvest of Hands Crafts

Mission Statement

With a broad partnership of known and unknown entities, Harvest of Hands is committed to ending both local and worldwide hunger, one meal at a time.

Vision Statement

In an environment of growing faith and loving camaraderie, Harvest of Hands sponsors events and creates products for sale that will help alleviate both local and world hunger.