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 is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with a Family Fun Block Party, sponsored by the Chautauqua Center. On Friday, August 12 from 1-3pm at the Gateway Center (31 Water Street, off Foote Avenue), there will be an outdoor BBQ, bounce houses, snow cones, building tours, music, vendor tables and free backpack and school…Details
Did you know that in 2016 Community Helping Hands will celebrate its 15th anniversary of service in the community and to those in need?
Did you know that we are the only organization in Chautauqua County that helps with emergency needs for furniture?
Did you know that we gave away $90,582 in clothing, household items and furniture in 2015, a 55% increase over the previous year?Details
Community Helping Hands (Depot Thrift Store, Furniture Showrooms and Office) will be CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS Thurs, Nov. 26 through Mon, November 30 — opening on Tuesday, December 1 @ 10am. Gateway Family Center (includes Gateway Laser Tag, Indoor Batting Cages, Cafe and Skate/BMX Park) Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. It will open on…Details