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Donnita receives Urban Heroes Award

Donnita receives Urban Heroes Award

September 19, 2014

Donnita receives Urban Heroes Award September 18, 2014 Moody Bible Institute and the Salvation Army Kroc Center awarded Donnita Travis, founder of By The Hand, the Urban Heroes Award on Thursday, for her more than thirteen years of pouring into... Read More >

Donnita named <em>Today’s Chicago Woman’s</em> 100 Women of Inspiration

Donnita named Today’s Chicago Woman’s 100 Women of Inspiration

July 2, 2014

Donnita Travis named one of Today’s Chicago Woman’s 100 Women of Inspiration Today’s Chicago Woman – July 1, 2014 After a brief hiatus, TCW’s 100 Women feature was revived three years ago. Between 100 WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE in July... Read More >

By The Hand Service Day in honor of Evan

By The Hand Service Day in honor of Evan

June 13, 2014

By The Hand Club For Kids pushes to clean up Austin in memory of little boy CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Two year old Evan Samata was struck and killed by a car on June 19, 1992. On Thursday, he... Read More >

Evan’s Life Foundation gives $500,000 to By The Hand

Evan’s Life Foundation gives $500,000 to By The Hand

January 6, 2014

Couple close chapter on charity named for son January 2, 2014 Closure never really comes for parents who lose a child. But sometimes, life begins anew. Greg and Pat Samata of Barrington lost their 2-year-old boy, Evan, on June 20,... Read More >

By The Hand featured on Fox 32 News Chicago

By The Hand featured on Fox 32 News Chicago

June 20, 2013

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Just in time for summer, a brand new multi-million dollar youth center opened its doors on the corner of Laramie and Kinzie on Chicago’s West Side Thursday. In between abandoned buildings in the heart of... Read More >

June 9th is Children’s Day

June 9th is Children’s Day

June 9, 2013

For over 150 years in America, the second Sunday of every June has been set aside for our children. This year, please join us as we pray for their safety—and for the violence in Chicago to end.Read More >

By The Hand Club Opens $6 million Center in Austin

By The Hand Club Opens $6 million Center in Austin

June 4, 2013

We feel blessed and humbled as our kids, along with several dignitaries, families, friends and staff, “crossed over” from our old building to a gleaming new $6 million, 26,000-square-foot center that is being called the “gem of Austin.” The nationally... Read More >

Dwyane Wade opens iPad reading lab

Dwyane Wade opens iPad reading lab

March 28, 2013

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and their defending NBA champion teammates have been full of pleasant surprises for their fans this season. Wade had another surprise for young Chicago students when he visited the “By The Hand Club” on Oak Street.... Read More >

Malik accepted to 20 colleges with three full-ride scholarships

Malik accepted to 20 colleges with three full-ride scholarships

March 1, 2013

Shortly after joining By The Hand Club in 3rd grade, Malik started making really good grades. He kept that up until his 8th-grade year when his friends started calling him names like nerd and lame. So to fit in, he... Read More >