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05/09/2016 | Ironwood Insight
Ironwood Controller Sandy Samuels Part of Covenant Preparatory Community Service Project

Recently, Ironwood Controller Sandy Samuels and her husband John participated in the Covenant Preparatory School community service project, “Covenant Prep for Helping Hands.” Helping Hands™ is an award-winning project that is putting prosthetic hands on amputees in developing countries while building purpose-driven teams and leaders.  Kits and dinner during the event were provided courtesy of St. John’s Episcopal Church of West Hartford.


Sandy Samuels, Ironwood controller, hard at work with her team.

Sandy and John were each assigned to work with a student team to help build the prosthetic hands.  Teams also decorated a separate carrying case for each of the completed hands.  Sadly, Sandy’s carrying case did not win the prize for best decoration, but Sandy is still a winner in our book.

Covenant Preparatory School is an independent, nondenominational, tuition-free middle school for highly motivated boys from low-income families in the Hartford area. The school provides a rigorous academic program and supportive learning environment in a unique partnership with students and their families.  One hundred percent of Covenant’s graduates have received full scholarships to prep schools and private high schools in Connecticut.  Ironwood has provided financial support to Covenant for the past several years.


A Covenant Prepatory School student focused on his project.

Thank you, Sandy and John, for representing Ironwood Capital in such a stellar fashion (as always).  To learn more about how to get involved with the Odyssey Teams, Inc. Helping Hands program visit their web site at:  http://odysseyteams.com/programs/helping-hands/.



The finished product, a prostehetic hand, ready to go.