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Hello Helpers Community!

Building 2024

The New Year started with a look at ways to positively impact the community we serve.   We do so with a process of discovery, planning, and initiation with new and valued continuing partners. All with the objectives of making a difference with our grant programs, finding new and continuing ways to be a “Voice for Artists” featuring their products and art which bring joy and sparkle to our customers at the Helpers Artisan Boutique. We continue to  provide loving group living homes for residents at our two homes.

Grant Programs

Starting with our Grant Programs, effective January 2024 we will move to one Grant Cycle a year, a Fall Grant Cycle. 

All Letters of intent must be received by June 30, 2024.  Requests will be made for full proposals where the Helpers Board of Directors determines necessary. If a full proposal is requested, it must be received by August 30th, 2024.  Final approvals will be made by September 30th.  For additional information please see the Helpers Website, https://helperssf.org/grant-process/

Grant Funds 2023:

Helpers Community Inc disbursed $257,000.00.

Our 2023 Grants provided:

  • HVAC support and expanded outdoor classroom space for College of Adaptive Arts, Saratoga, CA.
  • Art Supplies for ink, printmaking, and linoleum for Art Explorer artists. Fort Bragg, CA.
  • A new kiln for Creativity Explored, SF, CA.
  • Infrastructure renovation for Kainos, Redwood City, CA.
  • Repairs and infrastructure support for LSA, Hatikvah House, Campbell, CA.
  • Renovation of Sports field Camp Via West, an affiliate of Ability Path. Cupertino, CA.
  • Renovation of Herbst Locker room at the Pomeroy Center and support for staff retention. SF, CA.
  • Infrastructure support for a 35 year old HVAC system for UCPNB, Fairfield, CA.
  • Installation of a ramp for mobility-impaired adults with intellectual disabilities to comply with ADA regulations. L’ Arche Portland, OR.

LSA – Hatikvah House, Campbell CA. Solar Panels added, house painted, new fence added, WIP.

The Group Living Homes provide residents’ opportunities to pursue their interests, explore what San Francisco has to offer, and Pomeroy Center Day Programs. In SF it is difficult to find affordable housing and the 10 residents have been together for 4 years living as a family.  Maintaining the homes is costly and Helpers appreciates your donations to help make this sustainable.



Helpers Artisan Boutique welcomes Fabulous Art and Products:



Find bright vibrant paintings at HAB!

The Art is Art, a wonderful book from Creativity Explored, which features neuro-diverse artists. Shop new embroidered felt wearable accessories, 100% silk hand-drawn scarves hand-created using markers, iconic SF scenes – greeting cards, and digital prints all found at Helpers Artisan Boutique.



Beautiful glazed vessels are reaching HAB’s selling floor now. Along with other new functional ceramics from artists from One Step Beyond.



Whimsical clay and foil sculptures newly arrived will bring a smile to any gift recipient. All of these handmade creations are crafted by Matthaus, an artist with Ability Path.


Find handwoven jewelry for every occasion! Naoki is a master weaver who makes kimonos and creates wearable jewelry using Japanese beads to create his accessories.



And a special shout out to Sarah Carlson, an artist with Big Wave, whose lovely Valentine Greeting Cards, created by quilling,  an intricate process with rolled-shaped glued paper, sold out in 2 days at HAB. Stay tuned for more cards from Sarah!



New Year Events

Pre-Valentine Day Pop Up at Mantra Wines 2/6/24 in Novato CA. BNI, a business Group in Marin, enjoyed shopping for Valentine’s Day Gifts.



Lunar New Year’s Local Artists POP UP 2/9/24 – NEON, a great event, and workspace, invited Helpers Artisan Boutique to be a selected vendor to showcase in their local Artists event for Lunar New Year. Naoki and Matthaus’ art enjoyed great exposure.



HAB Extended POP UP at NEON, 1974 Union St.

We are excited to feature amazing sculptures in clay and foil by artist, Matthaus. In an extended pop-up at NEON you will find hand-sculpted animals and creatures.

Thank You, Teddy, for featuring us with local artists and entrepreneurs at NEON.



Upcoming this Spring:

2/24/24 – Lunar New Year Union Street Celebration, 2:00 – 4:00pm : Join in the festivities – Lion Dance and Scavenger Hunt on Union Street.



Stay tuned for the College of the Adaptive Arts, Saratoga Meet The Artists Event, and Helpers Artisan Boutique Pop-Up. Coming May 4th-5th.