Religion, Spiritual Development

Joshua's Hands

  • Waterford, VA
  • www.JoshuasHands.org

Mission Statement

Joshua’s Hands has a five-fold ministry -- like the fingers on a hand:
 
1) Fall Festival
2) American Heritage Education
3) Community Service
4) Teen Safe Driving
5) Scholarships

Main Programs

  1. Fall Festival
  2. Teen Safe Driving
  3. Scholarships (College and Summer Camp)
  4. Community Service
  5. American Heritage Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Virginia and mid-Atlantic region for events.

However our Valiant Warrior Project involves people from around the United States to make quilts for wounded warriors. These quilts are then shipped to field hospitals and given to those wounded in battle.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Joyce Guthrie

Keywords

Self-reported

Joshua's Hands, Fall Festival, Scholarship, American Heritage Education, Arts, Wounded Warriors, Valiant Warriors, Community Service, Teen Safe Driving

EIN

54-1931469

 Number

5444639933

Physical Address

38327 Charles Town Pike

Waterford, VA 20197

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The work of Joshua's Hands reaches thousands of people annually through a free festival offered to the community each fall, community service projects that touch families weekly, and the teen safety program that puts Mrs. Guthrie in front of audiences to promote safe driving.  A teen safe driving video is in production and will hopefully carry Joshua's message to young drivers nationwide.

In January 2011, we began a Heritage Arts effort to mentor quilting while making quilts for wounded warriors. We have dubbed the effort our Valiant Warrior Project. Hundreds of quilts have been made by hundreds of volunteers sharing love, enthusiasm and time together in support of our Valiant Warriors.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Fall Festival

Annual free event offered in Loudoun County, VA.  Entertainment, children's crafts, agricultural exhibits and interactive opportunities.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 2

Teen Safe Driving

Mrs. Guthrie speaks to young drivers and at community events to share the story of Joshua's fatal accident and encourage safe driving.

An educational DVD is available to share this safe driving message nationwide.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

$2,500.00

Program 3

Scholarships (College and Summer Camp)

Joshua’s Hands provides scholarship funds to Precept Ministries for their Teen Boot Camps (TN).
 
We also offer academic scholarships that are essay based and reward graduating Loudoun County (VA) seniors.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$6,000.00

Program 4

Community Service

Two of the several projects we are currently working with:

Joshua’s Hands partners with Panera to provide food to the elderly and needy in our community.  Once a week, teams of volunteers pickup bread at days end from Panera.  This bread is then distributed to multiple locations serving the community.  This bread distribution program distributes approximately $25,000 worth of food annually.

We also collect sample/travel size shampoos, soaps, etc., for missionaries to use in Guatemala!

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

Program 5

American Heritage Education

Joshua's Hands promotes heritage arts through classes, camps and workshops. We mentor quilting through our Valiant Warrior Quilting Project that enables people of all ages and abilities to make quilts for wounded warriors. These quilts are sent to field hospitals and given to our Valiant Warriors.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$6,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Extending hands for service and education from grateful hearts...

    That's our goal. We are very thankful to have had Joshua model service and desire to continue his legacy. Our efforts are in five areas- like the fingers on your hand: Fall Festival, American Heritage Education, Community Service, Teen Safe Driving and Scholarships.

    Although our Fall Festival and Community Service are regional efforts. Our Scholarships have assisted college students to attend institutions across the country. Our Teen Safe Driving presentations have touched lives in the metropolitan area surrounding Washington, DC. And our American Heritage Education has promoted heritage arts through classes, workshops and camps. Our most recent venture has been to host 10-day sessions that we call Valiant Warrior Quilting Events. People of all ages and abilities come together to share time working on quilts for our Wounded Warriors. These quilts are then sent to field hospitals and given to those wounded in service. This effort was recognized as the 2013 Volunteer Project of the Year by Loudoun County (VA). It has built relationships, mentored skills and met needs - hundreds of quilts have been given to Valiant Warriors.

    Our future plans are simple. We plan to continue extending hands for service and education from grateful hearts...
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Virginia and mid-Atlantic region for events.

However our Valiant Warrior Project involves people from around the United States to make quilts for wounded warriors. These quilts are then shipped to field hospitals and given to those wounded in battle.

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Funding Needs

Fall Festival - ongoing funding for the annual event Teen Safe Driving - production funding to produce and distribute DVD Education - Long term goal for establishing the American Heritage Center will require funding for a facility to host the programming

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Joshua's Hands

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Joyce Guthrie

BIO

Mrs. Guthrie is the mother of seven children. She is the President/CEO of Joshua's Hands. She has a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Florida (1977) and worked as a trauma nurse at Shands Teaching Hospital in Florida and Tampa General Hospital.

Mrs. Guthrie established an organization to network and support home-school families and coordinates adjunct educational programming for grades K-12. She is also the president of an Americana arts group (Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers).

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joyce Guthrie

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