An Extended Hand

We are Alfonso Holland and Rahkim Sabree Founder and Co-Founder of An Extended Hand, Inc. established on August 21, 2018. Living in Connecticut, the constitution state so rich in historic value, we to are amassed with individuals needing supports while living in undesirable conditions. Our country is built on liberty and grace and we pride ourselves as believers and contributors to those in need. 

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus

This famous sonnet posted on a plaque mounted inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty provides great significance to our organization. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable RIGHTS, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” - Declaration of Independence 

People are living in conditions unsuitable for man and we are on a mission to educate and reform those dealing with self-harming tendencies. After beating the pavement and collecting clothes from those willing to donate, we have given over 300 articles of clothing through an event held in December of 2018 and most recently on March 30, 2019. It’s a great feeling when you see these individuals become excited about things that are offered to them. They are truly grateful for the clothing. and supplies. 

We are helping to clothe so many people, that we noticed the need for a vehicle large enough to transport the clothes and now the Home Essential Packages (Home “E” Packs) we are handing out. We travel to different locations to give and currently use multiple vehicles to transport items and sometimes we don’t have enough room. Our Home Essential Packages are book-bags filled with your daily toiletries for males and females.

Our events not only gives clothes and supplies to those in need, but we also provide meals during events and a safe place to meet, converse and relax.

• Goal #1: $1,000 would allow us to feed 150 people and give 225 Home-E-Packs.

• Goal #2: $8,000 would allow us to get the Home E Packs for 2000 people. We would also transport all the packs and provide lunch to these individuals.

•Goal #3: $35,000 would allow us to continue to provide Home “E” Packs and feed more people while also helping us push towards our goal of getting our own An Extended Hand Program RV.

•Goal #4 $100,000

RV Start-up Costs

Equipment

Estimated Cost

RV + Wrap & Equipment

$25,000 – $100,000

Initial Product Inventory

$1,000 – $2,000

Permits and Licenses

$100 – $500

Website

Free – $5,000

Social Media

Free

Register / POS

$200 – $1,000

Uniforms / T-Shirts

$0 – $1,000

Paper Products (Plates / Napkins, etc.)

$200 – $300

Misc. Expenses (Like a Chalk Menu)

$500 – $2000

Smallwares: Pots, Pans, etc.

$1000 – $2000

Fire Extinguisher

$100 – $300

Total Low End

$28100

Total High End

$114100


AEH Program RV On-Going Costs

 
Monthly Estimated Cost

Commissary

$400 – $1,200

Varies greatly depending on location and services provided by commissary.

Phone / Internet

$100 – $200

Insurance 

400-690 

Fuel

$500

Dependent on location of need.

Labor

$10 – $15 per hour is average rate.

Vehicle Repairs

$2000

Food / Beverage Restock

Upwards of 500

Depending on food cost and frequency of operation.

Paper Product Restock

Upwards of 500

Depending on food cost and frequency of operation.

We’ve learned that doing something small really does make a difference in the life of another. Even though these people may be homeless, they still have a heart. Never judge a book by its cover, we all have circumstances that change our situation for better or for worse. As a people we need to express empathy towards one another, for we know not what burdens are weighing upon another.  We must listen to understand. We all have a story to tell. Extend a hand to your fellow man.


Please help us on our mission to clothe and educate and provide. NO ONE SHOULD GO WITHOUT! Everyone could use an extended hand that cares.

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Organizer

Alfonso Holland 
Organizer
Middletown, CT
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