"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
CHH By the Numbers
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 2016, Community Helping Hands gave away more than $57,759 in clothing and household items, with an additional $32,374 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.
Hold onto your perms and grab your leg warmers! Community Helping Hands is excited to host an 80’s Rewind Party and Raffle fundraising event at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville on Saturday, March 3rd. This year’s event will feature a dinner buffet, DJ dance music, photo booth, 80’s cash jackpots, costume contest prizes and a basket…Details
Community Helping Hands will be CLOSED on Friday, January 5 due to inclement weather. This includes the offices, thrift store, and showrooms. Volunteers and work experience staff are not required to report. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSE DUE TO WEATHER, SO DOES COMMUNITY HELPING HANDS. Thank you, and stay safe!
Community Helping Hands will CLOSED from 12/24/17 – 1/1/18 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. We will re open on Tuesday, January 2 with our normal business hours. This includes only the office, Thrift Store, and Showrooms. The Family Center will be open. Merry Christmas to you and yours!