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.
HOLIDAY HOURS. We will be CLOSED between Christmas Eve and New Year’s — Saturday, December 24 through Monday, January 2. This includes the Depot Thrift Store, Furniture Showrooms and Office. Thank you for your understanding and Merry Christmas!
Community Helping Hands – including the office, Depot Thrift Shop and Furniture Showrooms – will be CLOSING EARLY at 1:30pm on Thursday, December 22 for a staff Christmas Party! We’ll be open on Friday, December 23 for our normal hours.
Community Helping Hands is closed Friday, December 9 due to Weather. Please note when Jamestown Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, so are we. Please stay tuned about whether we will be open on Saturday, December 10. Thank you!