"A Hand Up."
Community Building & Partnership
Empowering people to help themselves and others
Community Helping Hands was established in 2001 and is located within the Gateway Center, a formerly abandoned factory building that has been beautifully repurposed to house several organizations that provide help to those in need. We provide emergency assistance to local families in need of clothing, household items and furniture; we also operate a youth/family center on the second floor of the Gateway Center.
All are welcome to use our services or volunteer at our organization regardless of race, color, religion (creed), employment, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, martial status, sexual orientation or military status. Although we are a faith-based organization with a faith-based mission, our Board of Directors come from churches and faith-backgrounds of all kinds and we are not affiliated with any particular church.
- Provide low-cost clothing, furniture, and household goods to those in need
- Provide job skills training and work experience
- Empower individuals to help themselves and others
- Create a sense of community and teamwork mentality
Community Helping Hands exists to help meet the needs of people while showing them the love of Christ as we equip and empower them to help themselves and others.
In 2015, Community Helping Hands gave away more than $51,600 in clothing and household items, with an additional $45,127 given away in furniture.
Our Thrift Store and Showrooms are open to the public. A person who cannot afford such essential items may get a referral from an organization or church, make an appointment, and we will issue them a voucher to use in the store, depending on the availability of items.
Community Helping Hands is thrilled to announce the hiring of Joalexis Martir as the new Workforce Development Coordinator. Having most recently worked for the YMCA Teen Center and the BPU, Mr. Martir comes with a tremendous amount of coaching and mentoring experience, as well as a passion for giving “a hand up.” “Joalexis will be…Details
Community Helping Hands & the Gateway Family Center
WILL BE CLOSED
on Saturday, Sept 2
in observance of Labor Day. This includes the Thrift Store, Furniture Showrooms, Office, Skate Park, Batting Cages & Laser Tag.
Thanks to generous community support this summer, Community Helping Hands has been overwhelmed with donations and needs to clear out space. From Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8, CHH will be having a special “sidewalk” sale where the community can shop their sorting room and see items that have never made it to the…Details