Wendella Cares

Giving Back

Wendella Sightseeing Boats has been a part of the Chicago community since its first narrated boat tour in 1935. Today, Wendella remains a family owned and operated company.

Wendella shows its appreciation to those who are currently serving and to those have served our country by offering discounts to Armed Forces/Military members.

Wendella also takes pride in giving back to the community. Each year we set aside a portion of our tickets for use by local charities for their fundraising efforts.  Throughout the years, Wendella has worked with a number of local organizations to raise funds for schools, school districts, social service organizations, medical research operations and other organizations. Countless numbers of people throughout the Chicagoland area have benefited from the good work these organizations provide.

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)

Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Sinfonietta

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Delta Gamma Fraternity

Erika's Lighthouse

Friends of the Parks

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Haven Youth & Family Services

Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW)

Illinois Public Health Association

Lila H. Borgstrom Foundation

Little Sisters of the Poor

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Illinois (NOCC)

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Special Olympics Chicago

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School

The Cradle Foundation

The Night Ministry

Wisconsin Public Television

WTTW Channel 11