Wheeling Helping Hands was established on January 2, 2016 as a not for profit organization, operated by volunteers from throughout the Northwest suburbs, as well as many Wheeling businesses. Our sole purpose, through partnership with the Wheeling Fire Department and the Wheeling Police Department, is to support and improve the quality of life for those who are in need within the Village of Wheeling. Our programs are executed with particular emphasis on children and young adults.
One such program administered by Wheeling Helping Hands is a scholarship opportunity for Wheeling High School students who have a desire to eventually pursue a career in either fire safety or law enforcement.
The scholarship application should ONLY be submitted by Wheeling High School students who have an expressed interest in pursuing a career in either fire safety or law enforcement.
Monies that are awarded through this scholarship can be applied towards valid educational expenses (i.e. tuition) associated with a two (2) year (i.e. junior college) or four (4) year (i.e. college or university) accredited educational institution. Monies which are awarded are RENEWABLE if the awardee maintains a 3.00 GPA (documentation is required) and he/she remains a good citizen both in Wheeling and at the college/university in which he/she is a student.
Pam Dorband, a long-time Wheeling resident, served as a founding member of WHH as well as a long-time Wheeling Plan Commissioner and a staff member of the Wheeling-Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pam gave her time, expertise, community spirit and support for the betterment of the residents and businesses of the Village of Wheeling.
It is because of those characteristics, Wheeling Helping Hands has named this scholarship opportunity in her memory.
Individuals who are interested in a career in Police Science or Fire Safety should click on the link below to request an application.
We know Pam would be proud of these students.
On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 the Village of Wheeling lost an outstanding public servant. Ken Brady was a long-serving Trustee for the Village of Wheeling, member of the Knights of Columbus - Regina Council #4837, Wheeling's Historical Society and Garden Club. In addition to this community involvement, Ken was an integral member of the Wheeling Helping Hands organization.
Ken, a Master Carpenter by trade, was a graduate of the Washman Trade School. In honor of Ken's memory and service to our community, a scholarship for individuals interested in pursuing a career in one of the trades (Carpenter/Construction, Plumber, Electrician, etc) has been established and will be sponsored solely by WHH.
If interested in this opportunity, complete the request for an application below.
Please join Wheeling Helping Hands congratulate 2018 Wheeling High School graduate, Anthony Cardenas, for being awarded the very first WHH Scholarship supporting his education in Public Safety. Anthony has been accepted at North Park University where he will major in Criminal Justice as well as play football for the North Park Vikings! Best of luck, Anthony!
(Pictured left of Anthony is WPD Commander Joe Lacari and right of Anthony is Fire Chief, Keith MacIsaac)