What does The Potter's Hands do?
The Potter’s Hands is a ministry specifically centered around meeting the tangible needs of families in Western New York. With our warehouse of gently used furniture and household items, Potter’s Hands helps those that need it most. To do this, we partner with local agencies and churches all over our region. Our desire is to be the hands and feet of Jesus by loving and assisting our neighbors.
How Can I Get Help?
We understand many families in our community are facing difficult life circumstances. That is why we are available to help men, women, and children work to establish a place to call home. In order to receive help from The Potter’s Hands, we ask that you submit an application and either:
- Contact a local church near you as we request each applicant be accompanied by a church leader or representative. If you do not know of a church near you, please send a message and we will help you find one.
- If working with a community agency, have your caseworker reach out to us directly (send a message).
How Can I Volunteer?
We have two main areas for volunteer opportunities- donation pickups/ deliveries and in our warehouse. Each area can accommodate a single interested person all the way up to small groups. We do not require a minimum time commitment- people can serve as frequent or infrequent as they would like. The jobs available range from physical labor to administrative work to customer service. It is our hope that the Potter’s Hands ministry becomes a place where you feel supported serving within your unique gifting!
DONATION PICKUPS AND FURNITURE DELIVERIES
Days: Saturday mornings 9am-12pm. One Saturday a month.
Requirements: Must be able to lift heavy furniture ranging from 20 to 100lbs. Also must be willing to pray and share the hope of Jesus with families.
What: Clean & organize the warehouse. Meet with families to help them find what they need in the warehouse. Pray and share the hope of Jesus with families.
Days: Call to discuss (716-222-0791)
Requirements: No weight lifting requirements, but must be capable of doing hands-on tasks. Must be comfortable praying and sharing the gospel with families.
How Can I Donate?
We need clean furniture, gently used household items, and appliances that are in good, working condition.
We also ask that you prayerfully consider a donation of any amount to the Potter’s Hands. You can donate online by clicking here. Please select Kingdom Come in the drop-down box and specify in the memo Potter’s Hands.
ACCEPTABLE DONATION ITEMS
- Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, countertop microwaves, toaster ovens, washers, dryers)
- Bed frames
- Beds and bedding (must be in like-new condition)
- Coffee tables
- Dishes (no fine china)
- End tables
- Kitchen tables and chairs
- Pots and pans
- Small desks
- Small television stands
UNACCEPTABLE DONATION ITEMS
- Children’s toys
- China cabinets
- Dishwashers (unless it is portable)
- Holiday Items
- Large Desks
- Large Entertainment centers
Request a Donation Pickup