Welcome to Helping Hand Fund, Inc!

The Helping Hand Fund, Inc. is a charity organization that came about more than 15 years ago by individuals in our community of Hillside Campgrounds wanting to make a difference in the lives of our brothers who were in financial need.  As a fully designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, we strive to make a positive impact on those within our community who turn to us for help

Please explore to find out more about us, our mission statement, or to contact us with questions or a request for assistance.  Thank you for visiting!

About Us / Mission Statement

Committee Members:

Herb Menzel Jr – Chairperson
Fred Harke Jr – Treasurer
Greg Hummell – Secretary
Earl Cassler
Michael Doll
Jack Jacko

Helping Hand Fund, Inc. is registered as a Non Profit Corporation with the State of Pennsylvania and recognized as a Non Profit Charitable Organization by the Internal Revenue Service under IRS Regulation 501(c)(3).

Helping Hand Fund, Inc. is dedicated to helping those members of our community who encounter unexpected difficulties, and is not restricted to those caused by medical conditions. The only requirement for assistance is that you have been to Hillside Campgrounds at least once. All assistance is confidentially provided. Records of funds distributed are available for review per Internal Revenue Service guidelines.

Helping Hand Fund, Inc. is supported by donations – from individuals, in Memoriam, or through monies raised by Raffles, or other income producing events.

No member of the Committee is eligible for Assistance from the Fund, nor is any Committee Member compensated for their services to the Fund, other than for reimbursement for expenses incurred at the direction of the Committee.

Donations to the Helping Hand Fund are Tax deductible to the extent as allowed by Internal Revenue Regulations.

Contacting Us

The committee may be reached by email at:

[email protected]

Or by writing to:

Helping Hand Fund
948 Creek Rd
New Milford, PA 18834



Bingo is held on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm at the Recreation Hall. Come join us and have some fun while helping to raise funds for the Helping Hand Fund. Five games (for $5) are played with three cards per sheet. An additional cover-all bingo game called the Mayor’s Game is played after a break between games 4 and 5. The single sheets for this game are $5, and pays out in a 50/50 split.

The Café is open during Bingo. A 50/50 raffle is held ($5 for 7 tickets, or $1 each) with the jackpot being split equally between the winner and HHF. Raffle prizes are also drawn with all tickets eligible to win the jackpot.

On Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) we also do a special Drag Bingo on Friday night, and a Super Bingo on either Sunday or Monday, 1:00 pm at the Rec Hall.


Every year, there is a special raffle that we present, whether it is for a hand-made quilt or a piece of art donated by one of several resident artists at camp. Please be sure to ask us any of the committee members about what is current or check the bulletin board at the Rec Hall!

Request for Assistance

Please fill out the form below and press submit at the bottom when done. Your information is kept in strictest confidence and you will be contacted by a committee member.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive assistance from us you MUST have stayed at Hillside Campgrounds, and we need to be able to verify that. If you HAVE NOT stayed at Hillside, we request that you find a more appropriate organization. Thank you.

Donation Offer


The Helping Hand Fund relies on generous donors like you to create a supportive community. Together, we can help our fellow brothers of Hillside Campgrounds in times of financial need. Your contribution, big or small, will directly support our mission. Please help us extend a helping hand to those facing unexpected hardships. Click the below to Donate securely online today through our partners at Stripe. Thank you for your generosity!


If your Employer offers an Employer Match, you might be able to donate that way and have your Employer match your Donation to a certain amount. We are Registered with Benevity, and we can see if we can register for whatever your Employer may be using for ER Matching gifts. Our Tax ID is 02-0685608 ‘Helping Hand Fund, Inc’. in Pennsylvania.