Wheeling Helping Hands supports and sponsors a number of events carried out by our Firefighter/Paramedics (FF/PMs) and their Command Staff. Here are a just a couple already scheduled in 2019. Click on the "Donate" tab above to help us help them!
WFD was WELL represented at their 11th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation's annual head-shaving event which raises money for children's cancer research. Many of the WFD FF/PMs and their families either shaved their head or supported those that did! It was another successful event where the tradition of the Chicago Highlanders Pipes and Drums performed for the crowd! Check out the video at our WHH Facebook Page!
To date, this single annual local event has raised more than $500,000.00 to help bring awareness about childhood cancer and, hopefully, fund and find a cure for these kids.
WHH continued their sponsorship this year with a $2000 donation!! You con continue to donate to WFD's efforts at the link below.
Saturday, March 30, 2019,
White Eagle Events & Convention Center
6839 N Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a GREAT family-fun event that includes:
CLICK HERE to SUPPORT our WFD "SHAVEES"!!
For the 2nd year in a row, WHH donated $1000 to WFD Local 3079 to purchase $2000 worth of new reading books for our elementary school-aged students in Wheeling, IL. Wheeling's Firefighters partnered with Community Consolidated School district 21 (CCSD21) to arrange delivery to one of the District schools. The kids get to choose from the selections to create their own at-home "libraries"! A couple of FF/PMs stayed to read to the kids!
See the pics below from this years event held at Twain Elementary School.