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When HELP Can't Wait exists to supply very current needs for the comfort and convenience of nursing home residents that cannot be readily funded by the facility where they reside. With Health care costs and minimum wage rising, these facilities are stretched to fund the regulated needs. "Quality of Life" items are simply the last to be funded as a result. The average stay in a long term facility has dropped from 3 years to 2.5. The target population are all at/or below the poverty level. Today's residents simply Cannot Wait for Funding - We Must Act NOW!!

The success of our mission relies solely on the funds and goods that are donated to us. We have done our best to make it easy for anyone to contribute. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may click the "Donate" button below or mail a check or money order to the address listed. For more information on how you can help, please click here.

Our Upscale Women's Boutique - "THE CLASSY CLOSET" is located inside our offices where you can find the most beautiful outfits, designer labels, purses, shoes and jewelry for VERY low prices. Best anywhere - all donated items (some new, never worn) all in like new condition - dry-cleaned and all sales benefit our nursing home residents. We are NOT a thrift store - but only our most 'upscale' items are offered in the Boutique. You can now shop our regular hours: 10:00 - 4:00, Mon-Thurs. We also have beautiful decor items in "Janice's Corner' inside our front office.


We are located at 3814 Commercial Court - in the CUL-DE-SAC at the end of the street, across from the Martinez Post Office.
Posted on Thursday, April 5 2012

Saturday, January 18 2014:
We are proud to announce that Helen McVicker, Founder and President of When HELP Can't Wait was presented with the prestigious 2014 'Jefferson Award for Public Service' in January. She will travel to Washington D.C. this summer to compete at the National Level.
The winning of this Award is important because it can serve to bring visibility to the problems and needs of our nursing home residents living without family support to provide for their basic needs.

Saturday, December 7 2013:
We need VOLUNTEERS! We are in need of volunteers to visit residents once a week in the homes, we need help in our office areas desperately. It's a lot of work to handle as many donations as we process and we need 'helping hands'. If you have from one hour to four a week, we can use your help. Lots of type jobs available. We'll fit you to what you would enjoy most! Call us for an interview appointment today!! 706-855-0715.

Saturday, October 12 2013:
We're :Proud to Announce that we are - NUMBER TWO - We have been selected as the number 2 BEST Charity in Augusta by readers of the Augusta Magazine! We are in the October issue, 'The BEST of Augusta, 2013'. Thanks to all those who Voted for us - we strive to make you proud! we are second only to the "Lydia Project".

Tuesday, June 11 2013:
We have a NEW address - We are just down the street from our old office at 3814 Commercial Court. Still across from the Martinez Post Office. We're in the CUL-DE-SAC and next door now to MANER Glass Company. We have purchased LOADS of signs - look for our HELPING HANDS in green and black. Just keep coming until you reach the end of the street - and that's us. Everyone gives up before getting to the end of the street - Trust me -- we are there - just a half of block further - please don't give up at the top of the hill.

Monday, May 4 2009:
Our website is growing with us! Thanks to the efforts of Splice Media, we have been able to revamp our website. We rely heavily on our website as a resource for gaining volunteers and receiving donations that help us meet the needs of nursing home residents in the CSRA area. We are very excited about the changes we have made to our online home, and we hope you enjoy our new website.

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