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Helping Hands – Small Things Matter

Lana Anderson, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School, and her mom started an organization in 2017 called “Small Things Matter.” They are committed to helping others in need through food, literacy, and charity crafting programs. “Small Things Matter” is a teen-led effort that initially began to involve the youth of all ages in service.  

Lana’s mother shared that her daughter started volunteering when she was younger, and from there, she just liked helping others. She began to help those in need in little ways, which is the inspiration for the club’s name.

They currently run a food distribution program that began serving 300 to 400 families, and over the last year, has expanded to over 1,000. 

7News reporter Kidd O-Shea showed Lana and her mother a video from Easterns Automotive Group’s Joel Bassam, who joined with a special surprise. Blown away by the way they have pivoted their support for the community by feeding others, Easterns Automotive Group donated $2,000 to “Small Things Matter.”

Helping Hands, powered by ABC 7, is always looking to help people or organizations in need worthy of assistance. If you know someone that fits this description, please click here to nominate them.