Kids of The HHP

She amazes us all the time on how she figures things out. She is definitely not limited by any means, shape or form. Nothing stops her!
— Amy's Mom
I found out about the HHP in 2014 and have loved meeting new families and watching new recipients receive hands.
— Kait
The hands have given Tyler the freedom and the option to be overt about his hand and make it a talking point and source of interest to others in a positive way.
— Tyler's Mom

Chapter Leaders

Meera Deva  UNC Chapel Hill

Meera Deva
UNC Chapel Hill

Aaron Stecher UNC Charlotte

Aaron Stecher
UNC Charlotte

Chris Herrington  Durham Tech Community College

Chris Herrington
Durham Tech Community College

Griffin Drye  NC State University

Griffin Drye
NC State University

Board of Directors

Co-Executive Directors


Rachel Bare (left) and Sydney Garrell (right) are our current co-executive directors for The Helping Hand Project. They are also students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte working to obtain their MS in Biology and Certification in Nonprofit Management. Rachel loves doing crafts and Sydney enjoys going to aerial yoga in her free time. They are both major foodies and won't pass up a chance to go to a food truck together. In the past, they have been enthusiastic leaders at our UNC Charlotte HHP chapter, with a focus in Family Support. They also worked in the summer of 2019 as HHP interns working to further improve our outreach, communication, and family focus.