Helping Hands Community Program

The Helping Hands program has provided an opportunity for disadvantaged and disabled people of all ages attend the Alaska State Fair for over 30 years.

These children and adults are generally institutionalized or in a treatment program. Without a complimentary ticket, these individuals would be unable to attend the Fair. A visit to the Fair not only helps educate and entertain, but their experience here can also help them grow and progress with their developmental skills.

The Helping Hands program is completely funded by donors. One hundred percent of donations are used for Helping Hands admission passes.

The Helping Hands program has donated to agencies like:

  • The Arc of Anchorage
  • Hope Community Resources
  • Cindy and Vic’s R&R, Inc.
  • SeaView Community Services
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council Ernie Turner Center
  • Akeela Stepping Stones
  • Prestige Care and Rehabilitation
  • Personalized Assisted Living, Inc.
  • CODI Compassionate Directions
  • Denali Family Services
  • Presbyterian Hospitality House
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Institute
  • New Concept Assisted Living Homes
  • Bettye Davis Center
  • Mat-Su Family Promise
  • Southcentral Foundation

Admission passes are donated directly to the agencies, and they pass them out to their clients. We do not donate to individuals. All donations must be presented to legitimate agencies that have provided the Alaska State Fair with a Letter Head printed request letter.

To become a Donor for the Helping Hands Program, we accept Cash, Check, Visa, or MasterCard.

Donors will need to provide the company or individual’s name and mailing address for the recipients to send “Thank you” cards to. Donors will have their logo or name displayed on the Helping Hands Page and will receive a special “thank you” from us.

For more info contact:

Kai Tantaros
Helping Hands Coordinator
Direct Line: 907-746-7149 | Email: [email protected]

Thank you to our 2023 donors