Helping Hands

AWV has always valued the amazing communities we come from and we have started a new community outreach program we are calling, Helping Hands. AWV knows that people build the foundation of every community and every company, and we feel that by bringing people together in a group effort to help others we can make a significant impact in our communities.

AWV Helping Hands will be kicking off our program with our Back to School project. For this project we will be putting together book bags filled with school supplies for children in need from three local schools; Lakota, Holland Elementary, and Leap Special Education Program.

If you want to find out how you can help or would like to know more about AWV Helping Hands, feel free to email the Helping Hands committee at

AWV Helping Hands is also accepting outside donations for this project. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact us at the email above. If you would like to donate supplies from the supply list, you can drop them off at the front office in Holland by July 22nd.

School Supply List

  • Crayola crayons 24 ct.
  • Elmer’s bottled glue
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • 12 pack of pencils
  • Scissors
  • Crayola markers 10 ct.
  • Plastic folders w/prongs
  • Plastic school boxes w/lids
  • 70-page spiral notebooks
  • Tissues
  • Erasers
  • Chisel tip Expo markers
  • Gallon sized baggies
  • Sandwich size baggies
  • 1 in. 3 ring binders
  • Composition notebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Large erasers
  • Earbuds
  • Loose leaf paper
  • 9 pack subject dividers
  • Pencil pouch w/zipper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes



Contact AWV Helping Hands

  • Chair:
  • Co-Chair:
  • Terri Merritt
  • Denise Engelhart
  • P:419.491.9196
  • P:419.491.9110