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 will be closed on Saturday, April 15 in observance of Easter. This includes Thrift Store, Furniture Showrooms and Office. Family Center will be open!
Community Helping Hands is CLOSED AGAIN today, Wednesday, March 15 due to inclement weather. Please note that when Jamestown Public Schools are closed for weather, so is CHH. If you have a truck pick-up scheduled or an appointment today, we will be calling you to reschedule. Staff are not required to report. Thank you and…Details
Community Helping Hands is CLOSED today, March 14, due to inclement weather. Please note that when Jamestown Public Schools are closed for weather, so is CHH. If you have a truck pick-up scheduled or an appointment today, we will be calling you to reschedule. Staff are not required to report. Thank you and stay safe!