Helping Hands for Our Children

Helping Hands for our Children in the Chippewa Valley

Our Helping Hands program’s mission is to help meet the basic needs of our children in the Chippewa Valley.

We are able to provide basic care items for infants and children through donations. Currently we have over 3,000 members, eight drop sites, and weekly distributions. We provide meals at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We recently launched a regional “Operation Backpack” summer program. There are four winter gear distributions each year to ensure no child goes without.

We are always accepting NEW or GENTLY USED:
-blankets and bedding
-winter gear
-NEW/UNOPENED baby food and formula
-school supplies/backpacks

Equipment such as: bouncers, bassinets, jumparoos, baby baths, cribs or toddler beds, car seats and toys

How the group works:
Put up a post on our Facebook group stating what you need for your child, and the group tries to directly meet those needs.

Search “Helping Hands for our Children in the Chippewa Valley” on Facebook for more information or click the below link:

We hold a donation drop-off and distribution every Wednesday at 10 AM.

Distribution Location:
Altoona City Park
400 10th Street West
Altoona, Wisconsin

Drop-Off Locations:
Eau Claire: Draganetti’s – 3120 Clairemont Ave (after 4pm – closed on Sundays)
Eau Claire: Goss Used Appliance – 1337 Western Ave (M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 9-12)
Chippewa Falls: A to Z Embroidery – 4680 County Hwy P (M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8-12)
Hallie: Independence State Bank – (by Wal-Mart) 2495 Commercial Blvd (M-F 9-4)
Elk Mound: Independence State Bank – E401 Menomonie St (M-F 9-4)
Fall Creek: The Korner Store – 309 E Lincoln Ave (Every day 6am-10pm)
Eleva: Nina’s Daycare – W27091 US Hwy 10 #14 (8am-8pm)

Contact Shauna Hanson for more information at