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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. CHH is a non-profit organization that functions under the direction of a board consisting of men and women who volunteer their time to serve the community.
- 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 2013, Community Helping Hands gave away more than $18,000 in clothing and household items, with an additional $24, 706 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.
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“Depot” Thrift Store & Furniture Showrooms
Our Furniture Showroom and Depot Thrift Store 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. Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm…
Family & Youth CenterThe third part of our ministry is to provide a fun, safe place for the youth and families of our community to gather. Our Family Center boasts an indoor skate/bmx park, laser tag, gameroom and Cafe. The 2nd Floor Family Center is a fantastic venue for concerts, both youth and family oriented. The Center is…
Free Medical Supplies
Community Helping Hands provides medical equipment FREE of charge to those in need. Call us today if you are in need of crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, shower chairs, or hand bars. Please consider donating your “used but usable” medical equipment for us to pass along to someone in need. For more information, or to request…
How to Get HelpAt Community Helping Hands, we provide help for emergency clothing, household items, and furniture needs by giving those in need vouchers to use in our stores. Vouchers are NOT available for appliances. We only have one location, so if you are outside Chautauqua County you will need to check with another charity in your area…
Part of our three-fold ministry is to provide job skills and work experience to those required to work for their public assistance benefits. The Sewing Room is just one location in our building where this ministry and training take place, specifically with expectant mothers. There are few work opportunities available for pregnant women, and we…
Volunteer and Work Experience
The daily operation of our organization requires the combined efforts of volunteers, WEP workers completing hours for their public assistance benefits, and minimal paid staff. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve, please consider volunteering. Volunteers can serve in many different areas of Community Helping Hands. Opportunities include: Interviewing and ministering to those…
Our 2014 numbers are in! Community Helping Hands had the honor of assisting 1,737 people in 2014, which means we gave away $54,868.70 in furniture, clothing and household items to local families in need.
Wheels and Deals Bag Sale at Community Helping Hands! May 1-16. $1 per bag, plus specials on Bikes. Located at the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street off Foote Avenue. Tuesday through Friday, 10-4; Saturday, 10-12. New items put out every day! Please call (716) 487-1488 for more information or visit chhny.org.
After much fundraising and support from the community, CHH finally has their new donation truck. “We are especially grateful for the support from the Community Foundation, Lynn Development Group and Hartley Buick/GMC Motors,” said Rohler, who added, “they really made it possible to purchase a vehicle that met our growing needs.” This local faith-based 501(c)3…Details