New Helping Hands Fund to Aid Children

Zoe tries on her new prosthetic hand.

KOSCIUSKO CO., IN – A new fund was recently created at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Jody Claypool created the Helping Hands Fund, a non-permanent, field of interest fund to provide support for the design, creation, production, and distribution of prosthetic hands for children. These prosthetics are specifically non-medical devices, meant to be “worn,” rather than requiring surgery. The support may be used for funding to nonprofit colleges where engineering program students aid in the design and distribution of prosthetic hands. Donations to the fund are welcome and may be made online at



Since 1968, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc. has helped donors achieve their charitable dreams. The Community Foundation is a public charity that grants over $3 million annually in the areas of education, health, arts and culture, recreation, civic projects, environment and human services. Gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information, call 574-267-1901 or visit 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw.