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Helping Hands of Glenview

Serving the special needs of our village's elderly and disabled residents

Helping Hands was founded in 1988 as a local non-profit service organization whose goal is to assist the Glenview elderly and/or disabled. We provide transportation for appointments, sponsor an annual yard cleanup and occasionally provide financial assistance for specific needs.

Transportation to and from medical appointments, local shops and grocery stores is provided free of charge. We do have a maximum of two rides per week per client. We provide approximately 75-100 rides every month! So we have a constant need for new volunteers to assist with the driving.

Special Assistance is provided by a Helping Hands fund administered in consultation with local social workers. This fund provides one-time financial aid for essential needs of senior and disabled residents of Glenview. It also assists in the purchase of furniture and equipment needed by other organizations (Glenview Public Library, Glenview Senior Center, Patten House, etc.) to aid the elderly and disabled. This assistance is made possible through the charitable contributions we receive annually. Contributions can be sent to Helping Hands using the membership form available on this site. For more information contact the Glenview Senior Services Coordinator at 847-904-4366.

Other Outreach Activities send Helping Hands volunteers all over the Glenview area - literally! Seasonal projects include an annual yard cleanup, cosponsored by Helping Hands and Glenbrook South High School Service clubs. Scouts and other local Service groups also join in the fun. In all its activities, Helping Hands enlists volunteers of many different ages and walks of life.

Volunteering for an hour or two each week or month is incredibly rewarding. Responding to the simplest needs of the elderly can ease a burden that otherwise could seem overwhelming.
Volunteers are always needed to:

Call us to join......we need your help for as little as an hour a month to several hours a week. Add your name to our list of volunteers by calling us at (847) 729-8181. Membership in Helping Hands of Glenview is open to all individuals, families, businesses and other organizations. Annual dues, charitable contributions and matching funds are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. An elected board of directors and officers meet monthly, The members and the community is invited each May to our Annual Meeting. New members and volunteers are welcome to join at any time.

If you need help or know a senior or disabled person who needs help, please contact us. If you would like to become a member and/or volunteer of Helping Hands, please call us today.

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Helping Hands of Glenview
C/O Glenview Senior Center
2400 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, Illinois 60026
(847) 729-8181