HHP had a blast with iO Chicago comedians modeling HHP’s fair trade practice jewelry and accessories! You can find these gorgeous pieces in our 2017 holiday catalog. iO founder Charna Halpern and improv stars Susan Messing, Stacey Smith, Shantira Jackson and Nnamdi Ngwe who all modeled for the shoot.
At HHP, we apply the improv mentality of “YES, AND…” as we encourage consumers to say YES to bringing our fair trade practice goods to the forefront AND to making a difference.
HHP’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser was huge success. With the generous support of our attendees and donors, we raised important funds to support HHP’s artisans and partners around the world.
This incredible generosity will truly transform lives and provide a pathway out of poverty.
Many people asked us how to get involved with HHP’s important mission. Whether it is introducing our fair trade practice products to your friends or business associates or donating directly, we are so grateful for any information, time and talent you can spare. We also offer volunteer activities at our new production facility location, which is opening soon. Volunteering is an enriching experience for company events, team building, bridal showers, and more. You may also consider a warehouse shopping event for your meetup, religious or other social group.
We will be sharing more information about these opportunities over the next few weeks.
At the fundraiser we were also proud to showcase the story of Shanika Smith. Shanika overcame incredible personal and professional obstacles to establish herself as Production and Fulfillment Director, and an integral member of the HHP team. You can watch Shanika’s inspiring story here.
With your support, HHP can continue providing mentorship and a career path for individuals with skills and passions just waiting to shine.
We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening of noshing & bidding at our fundraiser dinner & silent auction! Help us #LIFTCOMMUNITIES and make a difference in the lives of our social enterprise partners.
Bring your appetite, grab a tray and join us for the Third Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Annual to benefit Chicago social enterprise, HHP/helping hand partners at Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen on Jefferson Street!
• Savor the ultimate comfort food with friends (new & old)
• Learn more about HHP’s own manufacturing social enterprise brand, 1eleven™
• Come be inspired by our associates going through our social enterprise job program
• Meet our social enterprise partners & hear about their work
• Bid on the many amazing goods handcrafted by our artisans
We need to protect and support our most vulnerable people and communities. HHP is able to do that through our products that provide a pathway out of poverty, and we love supporting organizations that share our mission.
The goal of our #LIFTCOMMUNITIES campaign is to create a social movement where everyone gives, volunteers or supports instinctively at least once a month.
For our July act of service, HHP is donating restaurant gift cards to Common Pantry, Chicago’s oldest continually operating food pantry. We strongly support their belief that all individuals deserve the right to good nutrition. The cards were generously donated by HHP supporter and friend Saro Hartounian, owner of Harco Industries, Inc.
Visit Common Pantry’s website to find out ways that you can support this amazing organization and help to #LIFTCOMMUNITIES.