Lifes Doorways Inc

A nonprofit organization

50 donors

Handy Hands Reflections; creates and donates personalized memory albums for loved ones experiencing the end of life or have had a life changing event. Jacki founded Handy Hands in 2008, taking her love of scrapbooking, giving to those going through a difficult time; many friends helped her, they’ve turned into lifetime volunteers. The scrap booking community; is very generous, donating their excess supplies and Craft Warehouse, a local craft store, helps supports Handy Hands too. (Other donors listed on website.)

In 7 years they have given 845 albums. Each one tells its own story; they’re personalized to fit the lifestyle of the person the album is about, albums help preserve family history. Jacki’s own personal losses drove her to give continuously and generously, she understands how much the albums help heal grieving hearts. Her hope is to be able to continue to GIVE the albums at no cost; your donation will help make that possible.

Handy Hands works closely with military, making sure families of soldiers lost at war or by other means, receive an memory album. Jacki's husband served 31 years in the Army doing two tours in Afghanistan. Supporting the military is an important part of Handy Hands.

A major accomplishment; Jacki and Norma orchestrated doing 26 albums for families of Sandy Hook.  When children pass it touches their hearts deeply. They insist on doing albums for grieving parents, families and, children left without parents or siblings. The children will have an album to hold in their arms, to cherish. The albums also help families who have loved ones who are terminally ill or with dementia; receiving an album is beneficial in many ways.  As a patient looks through an album, it gives them a feeling of not being forgotten and they are able to add their own memories; as best they can. With dementia, they may not know who or where they are; once they open the album, it seems to bring back some memories.

If you know of a family who could benefit by receiving an album, contact them; they also reach out to the community via news stories and/or obituaries. Handy Hands holds workshops at area churches or other clubs for service projects, teens can volunteer, earning community service points for school, scouts or other. They will do a presentation if you like.

Handy Hands is run 100% by volunteers and 100% by donations; they are in need of your support so they can bless families going through a difficult time. Their goal is to continue to give as many albums as possible; their compassion shows in their outstanding work. Ask how you can help, no experience necessary.

Handy Hands is dependent on individual gifts, fundraising, donations, grants and memorials. We are NOT funded by the government or United Way. We have no paid personnel; all work done by volunteers. Any donation you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Jacki Kelsch  Founder / CEO  /

Organization Data


Organization name

Lifes Doorways Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Humanitarian Aid


4795 Emerald (J)
BOISE, ID 83704


(208) 6025-2371