Helping the youngest members of Piatt County IL to flourish 

A Small Hand

Starting Out Right, a backpack and school supply assistance program for children enrolled in Piatt County IL schools: summer may have just begun yet a new school year is right around the corner.  We are in need of donations (either school supplies or monetary) to be able to fulfill this need. Please click on "Starting Out Right" above to learn more about this division of A Small Hand, and how you can help.


Starting October 2016, Turkey Drive it doesn’t seem possible, but Thanksgiving is not too far away. This year an average size turkey costs $20. County Market will provide certificates to us to give to those families most in need this year. We also hope to purchase some turkeys for some senior citizens who are in great need and will be working with Piatt County Services for Seniors to do so. I placed an initial order for 30 turkeys at $20 each with the hope that we can raise funds to cover that cost. We would really like to create some baskets with other Thanksgiving foods to accompany each turkey. This would be a great project for groups or clubs. We are starting early because we have a lot of struggling families and seniors this year in Piatt County and this gift will make a difference in their lives. If interested in helping, please contact Chris by

email -  or

phone   (217) 480-6291


DIAPERS:  in most need of size 3, 4, 5, 6  

​       all sizes and brands accepted

WIPES - all sizes, brands


     Enfamil Yellow 


     Prosobee (soy formula) 

Baby medicines-

     Advil, Tylenol


    -Waffle weave swaddling blankets for newborns
    -Preemie baby clothing

Emergency County Market food cards

      for weekend emergencies when we can't access food pantries