We are currently in the development stages of our organization.
Your donations and partnerships will greatly expedite our progress and bring us closer to our launch!

Our Story

Our Story

Gentle hand and Feet Inc was founded in September 2022, by Claudia Arrieta, Executive Director, and President. In 2019, a burden was laid on her heart to be the Lord’s Hands and Feet to serve differently-abled individuals and their families with cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities by providing a fun, accessible, and inclusive place where individuals aged 2 to 21 can have social interaction, and engage in physical activities, music, arts and craft, and virtual reality activities. A place where everyone will feel a sense of belonging.

Gentle Hands and Feet prayerfully ask that you join us as we work to raise funds to fulfill this vision. We would be honored to have you partner with us in the God-led journey!

Standing Together, Better World

During this season of receiving, let’s give so we can make a difference 

Your generous donation is one way you can help. Please review our options to give. You may have a one-time or recurring gift.

Thank you and God bless you!

How Your Donation Helps Make An Impact

As an approved 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, Gentle Hands and Feet, Inc has no administration fees and 100% of all donations will be used for the destined purposes detailed below. 

Equipment

In order to implement mission-critical tasks, we’ll need to acquire equipment, fixtures, electronics, vehicles and other fixed assets. 

Building

We are seeking a brick-and-mortar that will allow us to create an indoor experience unlike any other. We will have space for…

  • Social Interaction
  • Engage in Physical Activities
  • Music, Arts, and Crafts
  • Virtual Reality Activities
Acquiring Land/Facility

In Maryland neighborhoods, there are many differently-abled individuals with special needs: cognitive, physical, social, and intellectual. While there are many indoor playgrounds and recreational businesses in the area, currently, there are no other indoor or outdoor facilities providing this specific service to meet the needs of this target demographic in Prince George’s and surrounding counties.

OUR PROGRAMS
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Our Programs

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We offer the following programs

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

Our main access area is an open gym divided into sections based on age, physical ability, and cognitive ability. The open gym will consist of equipment for spatial and balance orientation, strength, and motor control which aid in mobility development in a fun setting. This area will include swings for sensory integration, slides, and climber units, jump and play activities, fitness rockers, adaptable wheelchairs swings, and an obstacle course. This area will promote movement and interaction. The open gym will also consist of equipment for spatial and balance orientation, strength, and motor control which aid in mobility development in a fun setting.

GHF will provide the opportunity to indulge into the wonders of arts and craft. Our guest will engage in sensory craft such as, painting, coloring and handmade crafts. This will provide an opportunity for self- expression, creativity and encourage our guests to communicate emotions, thoughts and have a sense of pride and accomplishment.

GHF will have a music access designed to allow individuals to create, sing, move and listen to music.

GHF virtual reality space is designed to provide a stimulating experience, which will allow the user to explore and react in a 3-dimensional space.

GHF will offer a comprehensive leadership program for economically disadvantaged men, women, and youth, which is designed to motivate and teach them how to be effective leaders.

Overview

  • Effective Communication
  • Discovering Your Vision
  • Setting Goals
  • Preparing Your Plans
  • Leadership Approaches
  • Problem Solving
  • Teaching EDGE
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Leading Yourself
  • Valuing People

Entrepreneurship trainings will create economic opportunities for low-income participants through teaching communications and entrepreneurship skills, so they can establish successful livelihoods. This is achieved through classes such as The Basics of Starting a Business and The Importance of Writing a Business Plan, as well as offering various community supports to help participants achieve their dreams. GHF will utilize a community-friendly entrepreneurship approach and not an education solely centered on personal gain. Our trainings will go beyond a simplified version of a business school curriculum. Community-minded training (i.e. selecting a business to fulfill unmet local needs) will be interwoven through each class and designed to not only build capacity in the trainee, but also in the community.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

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We also appreciate your donations and contributions to help differently-abled individuals.

Level the Playing Field Fun Day!

On Saturday, August 19th, 2023, from 1 – 5pm, we were in Bowie, Maryland for a Fun Day!.

Cresthill Baptist Church 6510 Laurel-Bowie Road #1799, Bowie MD 20715.

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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To help create a space for differently-abled individuals to thrive

We invest in differently-abled youth ages 2 – 21. We provide a fun and safe learning environment.

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