Our History

Celess' Helping Hands was founded by Augustine James in honor of her mother, Celess Mae Frances Broadnax.  

Celess' Helping Hands NFP was founded in 2008 by Augustine James and inspired by her mother's wisdom to connect with people and her passion for helping people.

  • My mother said helping others always come back as a blessing to you.  
  • My mother taught me to invest in your community with your skills, love, and knowledge.  
  • Our current projects are focusing on services for youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantage due to unforeseen circumstances.    We have held several successful Youth Empowerment groups in the schools and in community settings.   We held our first College and Career Fair in 2022.  We donated school supplies to graduating senior high school students and first year college students.