1984 - High Plains Helping Hand is founded in a church basement.
2015 - HPHH changed our mission to Career and Education
2017 - We began a Dinner and Donation fundraiser. We partnered with Pizza Hut and received 10% of every order that mentioned HPHH. We also had volunteers from Borger High School that participated in "Pie a Teacher in the Face". Students paid $5 a plate to throw whip cream pies at any teacher they chose. Several students participated and it was a great night of fun and pizza! We hope to do it again in 2019.
2018 - HPHH assisted many of the students that were in the first EMT-B class offered by Stinnett EMS. The class started in January of 2018 and ended in May 2018. Four of our clients are now certified EMTs and two of them have been hired as full time employees at Stinnett EMS!
2019 - 8 of our GED students graduated on May 5, 2019. Out of those 8, four enrolled in college. We assisted with over $2,000 in supplies for duel credit students at Borger High School and that's just one semester!
2020- High Plains Helping Hand passed out hundreds of face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021- High Plains Helping Hand provided scholarships for 10 dual credit students in need of tuition assistance.
2022- High Plains Helping Hand hires a second employee and paid for over 86 driver's licenses.
Our most success program is GED assistance. Each year, HPHH provides the reception for Frank Phillips College GED graduation ceremony. We are always excited and celebrate with our clients that finish all four portions of the GED test and providing the reception for this ceremony is just one way we make sure our clients are being celebrated in a BIG way. We want to thank Frank Phillips College for the fantastic partnership we have with them!
We also have clients that have completed courses such as cosmetology, welding, and nursing. These clients are now working in Hutchinson County earning a sustainable income.