Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a program that shows respect and love for homeless and others in need every month by distributing donated and purchased personal  items (e.g. hotel size toiletries, socks, chap stick, dental items, deodorant, bus tickets and much more). These items are donated by members of our church and/or purchased by donations and funding from the church.

The numbers of those we serve grow monthly but currently range from 120 -140 per month. Items are distributed from 1-3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday of the first full week of every month in the McCullough Room of the Watkins Building. Volunteer opportunities include preparing materials for distribution and participating in the actual distribution.

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be left in the labeled basket at the welcome desk at Central Christian Church. Keep scrolling for a list of helpful donations.

Persons wanting to help or with questions can contact Kathryn Zink at or by calling (859) 263-8013.

2017 schedule: 


January 9 and 11

February 6 and 8

March 6 and 8

April 3 and 5

May 1 and 3

June 5 and 7

July 10 and 12

August 7 and 9

September 11 and 13

October 2 and 4

November 6 and 8

December 4 and 6

Helping Hands Wish List:

Backpacks                                                             Unused cosmetics for women

Hotel size toiletries                                              Single wrapped snacks/candy

Hand sanitizers                                                    Tooth brushes/paste/floss

Tee shirts (all sizes)                                             Pocket/wall calendars

Nail Clippers                                                          Combs/brushes

Luggage, rolling                                                    Canvas bags

Sunglasses/readers                                             Mouth wash, small

Donations for bus passes – Transportation is a critical need!