About Us



Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc., (GCCHH) founded in 2006 is a 501c(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. In partnership with the Cage Family Scholarship Fund, scholarships for books and fees and complete laptop computer packages are awarded to college students. GCCHH provides support to local non-profit service organizations to help youth enhance their knowledge, understanding, and social skills and to gain volunteer experience, develop self esteem and character.

Out of a strong concern for preserving the family socially, educationally, economically and morally, GCCHH provided a 'helping hand,' to many qualified but financially challenged college students.

To date more than $260,000.00 has been awarded in 168 college students books and fees scholarships, 76 complete laptop computer packages for 76 college students 'Stepping Off to College Program' and program support for seven local agencies.


GCCHH will give a ‘ helping hand’ to economically challenged students to enable them to achieve their educational and career goals.


To provide quality opportunities to students to enhance their character and leadership development and to have the tools needed to overcome any barriers to achieving their educational and career goals.


A. To help economically challenged high school graduates excel in the pursuit of their education and career goals.

B. To provide quality opportunities for economically challenged students to enhance their character and leadership development through program support to other non-profit service providing agencies.

C. To prepare students to become better and more responsible citizens in a competitive economy and job market.

D. To promote community volunteerism by building a bridge between non-profit service agencies, high school graduates and college students.


1. Education – Tools to achieve education and career goals without barriers.
2. Financial Empowerment – Increase understanding of and practicing sound financial management.
3. Leadership – Courage to lead from the front and to shape the future.
4. Service – Giving the best and achieving excellence each passing day.
5. Health – Increase awareness of and to maintain good health.


Shirly Pritchard Nolan, Secretary; Lawrence Spann, Rosby Lee, 3rd VP; Alice Kellum Porter, Maude Hill, 2nd VP; Robert Eubanks, Mary Love, Treasurer;
Melanie Cates, Public Relations; and James Reid, Historian. Seated: Dorothy Cage, President, Co-Founder and Hank Evans, 1st VP and Co Founder


Financials Available upon request

Helping Hands Provides

College scholarships to disadvantaged young people to pay for books, supplies and fees so they can succeed in college.

Do you want to apply for the Stepping Off to College Program 



Do you want to apply for a scholarship?


Two easy steps
Step 1 Check your eligibility. 
Step 2 Complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form.

If you need additional information contact us