we see the best in others
To provide employment for persons living with mental illness in hopes of helping them to achieve independence and self-respect.
Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.
Founder Executive Director
Donna Howard is the founder of Holding Hands Resale Shop. She retired from a full-time radiology career to begin a non-profit thrift store to give her daughter, who has paranoid schizophrenia, a job. Donna had a desire to provide jobs for mentally ill individuals in a safe work environment where they could reach their greatest potential. Holding Hands has been a blessing to the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community and to the employees that it has served. She is quick to give all the credit to the Lord who has made it all possible.