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Open Communities Launch
Are you interested in helping others in your town or neighborhood? We’ve made it simple for you to get started with our new Open Community Model. Create an Open Community at Lotsa to help multiple families in your town or neighborhood. Get started today.
Webinars @ Lotsa
Our monthly Webinars provide tips and ideas for getting started with Lotsa. Register to reserve your spot in our July Webinar about Open Communities or watch a past segment here.
Are you a caregiver juggling work responsibilities while caring for a loved one? Bring Lotsa Helping Hands to your work place. Contact us to learn more.
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The Caregiving Club celebrates Sandwich Generation Month this July by highlighting its weekly video series, the Me Time Monday℠ videos and tips. You can learn more here.
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Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. The free service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Create a Community for yourself or someone you love today.

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Dear Friend,


New this month:
When was the last time you did a favor for a friend? Dropped off a meal for a loved one? Offered to help your neighbor with her yard work? We all need help at various times in our lives, and despite how busy life can get, most of us are quick to offer a hand to someone in need. Inspired by the one million Members helping through Lotsa, we just released a new way for people to help one another, close to home, and it's called Open Communities.

Open Communities are created in local towns or neighborhoods, providing a place for anyone who needs help to ask for it. The network of willing volunteers in an Open Community is ready to step in to deliver a meal, offer a ride, or provide whatever help is needed. From the Women of Wilmington, a group of 300 women that helps local families in need, to the Massachusetts–based Neighbor Brigade, Open Communities are popping up all over. Can you imagine a world where every local town has a Community of ready helpers? We can. Read on for 4 ways to join us.
  1. Create an Open Community in your Town, or get together with friends to get started. Need more info? Download our Ten Tips.

  2. Read about Open Communities already underway enabling citizens of local towns and neighborhoods to get organized around helping those in need.

  3. Share how your town organizes help using Lotsa.

  4. Register for our July Webinar to learn more about Open Communities.
We receive emails every day from grateful and appreciative Members who had such a positive experience in their Lotsa Community and want to volunteer and help in another Community close to home. When someone helps you, pass it on.

Read on for the latest blog posts, news of our upcoming webinars and tips for using our new features. Thanks for reading and passing this on to others you love.

     From our Community to yours,

          Hal Chapel, Co-Founder & CEO


Lotsa News

Help On The Homefront – Free Webinar

As of this Independence Day, more than 500 caring Communities have been created to support our nation's military families. Volunteers use Lotsa to deliver meals, coordinate childcare, and provide relief for families during deployment or for caregivers upon arrival home. Organizations and families interested in serving our nation's military families can learn more about Lotsa Helping Hands’ Open Communities through a free webinar on August 8 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register today.

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Lotsa New Features

  1. Search for an Open Community at Lotsa — Want to volunteer in a local Community but not sure where to start? Head over to our web site where you can search for Open Communities in your local town or neighborhood. Simply enter your zip code or city/state. If you don't find one today, new Communities are being started every day so search again soon or leave your name with us.

  2. Organize Events in your Open Community — Are you organizing a neighborhood clean up day, or coordinating volunteers for a block party? When you’re coordinating activities that span multiple days or pertain to a specific type of need, you can bundle them into ‘Events’. Go to the Administration tab to the ‘Manage Events’ link to create new Events, generate volunteer reports, or add new help requests.
If you need help, reach out to us anytime - info@lotsahelpinghands.com.


Join the Conversation on our Lotsa Blog

Have you been keeping up with our blog? We’ve been posting articles and stories from members of our own team as well as caregiving experts on topics such as volunteering, stress relief and the meaning of community. Check it out, post a comment and tell us what you’d like to see next!

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