JT Olson spent his first half as District Sales Manager at Southwestern Company and later he was the owner of his own executive recruiting company. JT’s career was marked by expertise in pulling the right people and resources together to meet needs time and time again. 

In his second half, JT founded Both Hands: One for the Widow, One for the Orphan. 


“Helping people develop skill sets to be successful in life I think is important and it really fired me up to do that.  But to bring a child home who’s an orphan… to bring that joy to a family… boy, that’s hard to beat,” JT says.

Both Hands helps families fundraise for their adoptions. A family gathers a team of volunteers and Both Hands coaches them to coordinate a service project fixing up a widow’s home.

The family and their team send letters to raise sponsorship for their day of service. The funds raised help an orphan be adopted into a forever family! As of summer 2017, Both Hands has helped families raise over $8M in funds towards adopting children, resulting in over 840 orphans finding a home and over 777 widows served. The impact has been widespread, with over 700 projects in 42 states!