Introducing our Featured Non-Profit Organization:

We are working with many wonderful non-profit organizations that are making a difference for our community.


Each year Columbus House provides close to 3,000 individuals, families with children, Veterans, and senior citizens with shelter, housing, support services and employment readiness.

The agency’s goal is to help those experiencing homelessness move towards independence and a permanent home in Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties.

Columbus House relies on government grants as well as contributions from the private sector including businesses, foundations, individuals & fundraising programs like Helping Hands.

Please donate your gently used furniture, clothing, housewares and other gently used items to benefit Columbus House.  You can simply bring your donations to the Thrift Store located

at 334 Boston Post road in Orange or call 203-782-4800 for a furniture or large item pick-up.  Columbus House will thank you directly for your donation. Your donations will help Columbus

House end homelessness. For more information on Columbus House, please visit the official Columbus House Website Here and visit their official Facebook Page Here.




Shop and Enjoy

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334 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477

Phone: 203-298-0499


Monday - Friday 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us and make a difference

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Our Members Include

  • Columbus House
  • CT Humane Society
  • Boys and Girls Club of New Haven
  • Boys and Girls Village
  • Christian Community Action
  • IRIS
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
  • JUNTA for Progressive Action
  • See more at the bottom of everypage

Full list

Our Mission Statement

Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank, LLC relies upon donations to stock its shelves.

Our goal for the Thrift Store is to be a fundraising vehicle for our non-profit partners while the Furniture Bank provides a much-needed service to the community.


Notes from our Happy Customers

Helping Hands is a valuable partner in helping Columbus House end homelessness and save lives. For over 30 years now, supporters such as you have helped those experiencing homelessness find safety, shelter, compassion, support and hope.

Your support allows Columbus House to build the capacity to do more than what is provided by government grants and contracts. You allow Columbus House to seize opportunities when they come about such as new programs for work readiness, transitional housing for homeless Veterans, supportive housing for homeless adults and over 65 programs to help homeless families with children, to name just a few.

Thank you forbeing part of the solution.

Columbus House, Inc.

My daugther, Stephanie, and I are frequent shoppers at Helping Hands. It is fun to shop and browse. It is quite evident that a tremendous amount of work goes into display and presentation. Your employees are super! Gina and Gineza greet you immediately when you enter the door. They truly enjoy what they do and treat shoppers like they are family. They create a pleasurable atmosphere. Your store and yout employees are an asset to our community.