Join us for a unique, culinary experience full of savory, chef-curated tastings, cocktails crafted by local mixologists, and sweet surprises featuring our partner Nielsen-Massey Vanillas!
Enjoy a special evening of fine dining, browse and bid on fabulous silent and live auction packages, and dance to the sounds of DJ Sasha during the after party. Together, we can transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities served by
WHEN: Friday, April 19th at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Marriott Burr Ridge (1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL)
- $300 – Individual
- $3,000 – Event Table (10 tickets)
Become a sponsor! Thank you for considering a sponsorship for our 25th Annual Gala: An Evening of Transformation!
Sponsors will be prominently recognized on our donor wall to be located within our new kitchen!
THANK YOU to everyone who supported and witnessed our 7th Annual Gallery Night event last Thursday! Those in attendance saw our vision come alive as they were immersed in ALL the arts that our clients and students create at Helping Hand.
We moved our mission through the community on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at our second annual Move with HH walk fundraiser. It was the perfect fall morning and we were thrilled to see so many HH friends, families, team members, and community members out to raise awareness and connect with each other.
We are excited to announce that we raised over $40,000 from this event that will benefit our programs and services!
A special thank you to our Move with HH committee chairs – Vicki van Alphen and Paul Saladino, our sponsors, and our in-kind donors for the post-walk family fest (Whole Foods, Jewel Osco, Culture Pop, Via Bella, and Tio Luis Tacos).
We look forward to seeing everyone again next fall!
Our 37th Annual Golf Outing was a HUGE success. We are thrilled to announce that we raised over $161,000 (gross) – a record breaking number!
Thank you to the individuals for participating in our Invest in the Mission to help us raise funds to build a playground for our school and clinic. This playground will be an adaptive and exclusive therapeutic space where kids develop crucial skills.
A special thank you to the Bassett family for sharing their story, event volunteers, the Golf Outing committee (Jerry Kallas and Jim Walker), and our chairs of the committee (Paul Murphy and Pat Ormsby).
Thank you ALL again for your support and helping transform the lives of those we serve! We look forward to another amazing event on the course next year.
Our 24th Annual Gala: An Evening of Transformation on Friday, April 28th was a wonderful evening celebrating our mission.
We are thrilled to announce, with your support, our event raised over $260,000!
During the event, we saw an amazing journey of transformation at Helping Hand. We saw other student and client appearances throughout the evening, and reflected on all of our amazing staff that provide genuine care and education by bringing value to everyone served at Helping Hand.
For the mission appeal, we raised funds for a new playground that will be going in the courtyard at our Countryside building. This playground will be an adaptive, accessible, and exclusive therapeutic space where our clients and students will develop crucial skills.
Thank you to all our sponsors, Helping Hand team members, and committee members (Chris & Janel Bassett, Maureen Farmakis, Nicole Herweck, Meredith Grogan, Kathy Mangan, Sue Paraday, Mary Pat Sondheimer, Ann & Dareon Woodard) for making this event possible. Thank you ALL for connecting with us and helping us celebrate our mission!