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.
- 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 Annual Christmas Shop opens Thursday, December 1. BUT YOU CAN “SHOP THE SHOP” early at our special #GivingTuesday Presale Event. Make a $5 donation and shop early to see what amazing bargains and unique items you can find! We have trees, wreaths, garland, lights, candles, ornaments, tinsel, decorative items, crafts, ribbons, bows,…Details
Community Helping Hands was recognized this past month as a Chautauqua Bright Spot — a local organization creating positive change in the community. See this Facebook post for more information and look for an upcoming article in the Post Journal!