Hawkins TX Learning Center & Garden

$5,000 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 20 months

(Hawkins, Texas) This is your chance to help East Texan artists by contributing to the purchase of this Community Learning Center property. The best part is that you do not even need to give any actual money!


The Helping Hands Network (HHN) founder has spent 2 years building a support network in the East Texas community of Hawkins Texas. Business partners have been established; volunteers have been organized and trained; and now a community center is ready to be developed.

First option to purchase the community center property has been offered to HHN and they need to raise $50,000 to finance and improve it.

We have now secured financing!!! Our community bank (CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK) has agreed to loan us the money we need IF WE GET OUR SUPPORTERS TO INVEST THEIR MONEY IN CD 's ranging from 2-4 years at  CNB with around a 2% ROI upon maturity.  Helping Hands will pay off the bank loan earlier than 5 years and our supporters will be eligible to cash in the CD's early. With this new option available, there is no risk in supporting this fundraiser!

Here is the link to our most recent interview with HHN Founder, Tim Frentz.

(You can visit this link on FLIKR to scroll your cursor and look around many pictures of the property!)


The location of the property is perfect for the newest HHN addition because there are several groups working together to improve the impoverished neighborhood.

The Hawkins / Holy Lake Ranch area churches work together to support one central Helping Hand Mission to provide food, shelter and household emergency items to those in need. This mission is one block from the HHN community center.

The Hawkins area Chamber of Commerce is developing a business incubator location to provide job training to help improve the poverty and homeless problems. This location is 2 blocks from the HHN site.

The City of Hawkins has developed a community park with updated features on the same street as the HHN site.

There is a partnering motel on the same street that can provide emergency shelter to those homeless during disaster relief situations.

The HHN is working with these groups by providing business skill training, survival workshops, wellness classes and other wonderful events at the community center property. The two story complex is perfect for the program.

The upper level provides office space, storage and a wellness studio where visitors have events like yoga and movie/game nights. The lower level will be developed for emergency shelter, group meals, classroom training and art studio space. A community garden is in the second year of growth on the surrounding property. 

We will have a plaque on site that will list all those who support this project!

IF enough money is not raised soon, the property will be sold to the public and the community center and garden program will be forced to start over so please donate or contact us to invest in the City National Bank CD option if you can. 

Thank you for your consideration.

*Contributor rewards include....

1 Free consult per gift.

5% off any item listed on our eBay store per gift over $50. Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs

1 free tech consulting service per $100 gifted.
1 Free promo listing of your choice in our newsletter and social media posts.

Those In the Hawkins area are eligible for a free home repair worth $50 per $100 gifted.

We want to hear your ideas! We will start by promising to provide LIFETIME free consulting!!!

$5000+ (CD investors)
All of the above plus we will also include your information in our marketing, offer you board of director voting rights and provide use of the learning center perks for free.

(You can pause the youtube video & drag your cursor to look around the property.)

For more information on the Helping Hands Network visit: netvibes.com/HelpingHandsNet  or our Facebook Story facebook.com/HelpingHandsNet 

Thank you for your considerstion.

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We are excited to announce that our new owner has offered to finance the transfer of the property into our possession!!! We are currently in negotiations. For now, we need to raise $5000 as soon as possible to make up front payments. We will be announcing more events soon on the "Hawkins Learning Center" facebook page.

We have also just posted a new video showing our latest renewable energy upgrade at the center.
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We Have a New Owner!
We could not raise enough funds to purchase the property out right in time but we have been connected with a sponsor who believes in our mission.
The Learning center will continue to be developed at an increased cost of $800 per month.

This fundraiser will continue and should a new large sponsor step forward, we will have the ability to pay off the current owner and transfer the property to the HHN.

Small donations will go towards the $800 monthly expenses.

Thank you everyone for your help sharing our posts!
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We have ONE CD benefactor on board now for $5000. On our way to the $30k minimum we need to purchase this Texas property for the learning center.
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