Helping Hands sponsors several fundraising events during the course of the year. Other events that pertain to homelessness may appear here as well.

Feb 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wild Horse
9031 County Rd WW
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


Jun 2018

Rummage Sale

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church
910 McKinley
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

May 2018


Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
United Methodist Church
441 Garfield
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

Please join Helping Hands Gospel Mission

Monday, May 14, 2018; 3-5 p.m.

@ United Methodist Church (441 Garfield)

We are celebrating Lonnie Selje’s retirement and welcoming our new Executive Director, Tricia Janssen!

Click here for Invitation

Mar 2018

Hearts for the Homeless Banquet

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Ridges
2311 Griffith Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Join us for our 5th annual fundraiser banquet.  The theme is Second Chances and attendees will learn about what happens to lives that are given that opportunity.  Please RSVP as indicated on the invitation.

click here for printable poster

Jan 2018

Kintsugi Workshop

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
First English Lutheran Church
440 Garfield St
Wisocnsin Rapids, WI 54494

HHGM is looking for volunteers to assist us in making Kintsugi art pieces for our banquet next March 8.  If you are creative or enjoy DIY, you might enjoy learning the Japanese art of Kintsugi.  A FREE training will be offered Tuesday, January 11, 2018, at First English Lutheran Church at 440 Garfield in Wisconsin Rapids beginning at 6:30.  RSVPs are appreciated so we have enough materials and refreshments.  This is an adult activity and childcare is not provided.  See flyer for details.

Jul 2017

Working With Clients in Crisis

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
St. Lukes Lutheran Church
2011 10th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Click here for printable poster

Today’s world is not 1950.  From shootings at ballgames in Washington D.C. to escaped criminals in Wisconsin, the news is filled with the reminders that things have changed.  Spurred by questions from area churches about how to handle people who walk in looking for help, we have enlisted the expertise of local law enforcement and county crisis management to help us know how to deal with clients who have mental health issues, are dealing with addiction, or overwhelmed with their lives in general.

This is open to the public, but we ask for an RSVP so we can plan for an appropriate setting.  Call 715-451-5262 or email:

Jun 2017

Junk in the Trunk

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Church at Wazeecha
8016 County Rd FF
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Junk in Your Trunk Fundraiser, Friday, June 23, 2017. 8am-3pm at Church at Wazeecha, Wisconsin Rapids.

Come on out for a huge sale.  Members of six area churches have gathered their treasures to sell in order to raise money for the homeless in our area.  100% of proceeds go to Helping Hands Gospel Mission.

Participating Churches:

  • Anointing Oil Faith Church
  • Church at Wazeecha
  • First Baptist Church
  • Immanuel Lutheran Evening Guild
  • Port Edwards United Methodist Church
  • Lawrence Catholic Church

For more information, please call Sarah at (715) 887-3117.

Click here for printable poster

May 2017

J2 Catering

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elks Lodge
240 2nd Street S
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

Wisconsin Rapids Spring Quarter Auction Event

Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knights of Columbus
off County Road 13
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

This event will help the Helping Hands Gospel Mission, who help the homeless here in Wood County, Wisconsin.
Tickets are $5.00 at the door; you will receive a small lunch, and a paddle. Additional paddles will be 2/$5. We will have Chinese raffle tickets available 10/$5. We will also have a baked goods auction. The sales from the baked good auction, ticket sales and Chinese raffle will go to the non profit organization.

***This is how the auction works! Each vendor will auction off 3 of their products. Depending on the retail value of the product will depend on how many quarters you will bid with.
***For example: kitcheneez will auction off 5 seasoning mixes for a one quarter bid, valued at $25. You will place a quarter in the bowl for each paddle(s) that you have. You will raise your paddle(s) and wait to hear if your paddle number is called. If your paddle is called you win that product for a quarter. If you didn’t want to bid on this product, you simply say no bid.

Come join the fun!!!! We would love to have an afternoon of fun with you.

Feb 2017

2017 Annual Banquet

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Ridges
2311 Griffith Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Save the date!  Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Ridges.

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