How We Serve Our Local Community

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We like to give back to our community who has helped us get to the place where we are today. 

Harry’s Locksmith has been a staple in Downtown Vancouver’s community since 1949. We’ve been around for 70+ years! We are one of the oldest, longest surviving small businesses around

Our community involvement includes partnering with local non-profits, school sports sponsorships, and raising funds and goods for shelters.

Here are 3 non-profits which we have proudly supported throughout the years:

Good Neighbor Center:

The Good Neighbor Center (GNC) has been sheltering homeless families since the year 1999.  With nine-bedroom units, a dining room, a day room, a fenced outside yard, and a commercial kitchen, GNC can house between 70-95 families annually.  We provide housing for six weeks or more, meals, hygiene items, clothing, linens, case management, life skills and Rent Well classes, and resume and job-seeking services.  We are the largest of the three family homeless shelter programs in Washington County. Our mission is to provide safe emergency housing with supportive empowering services for families.

How can you help?

We rely on the continued support of the community in order to help assist homeless families as efficiently as we do. Donations that are needed all year long are men’s/women’s clothes, children’s clothes, shoes, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, household items, and any food items (perishable or non-perishable). We are always in need of financial contributions and gift cards for more specific needs.

The Good Neighbor Center relies on many volunteers to do different tasks here at the shelter. Everyone plays their own part so that we can better serve the families staying at the Good Neighbor Center. Volunteers are needed for hosting dinner, keeping up the grounds, adopting rooms, staying the night (night host), teaching classes, helping with childcare and many other special projects. 

Current opportunities:


Share House Vancouver: 

Share has been a leader in the Greater Vancouver community since 1979. Share’s team is committed to serving the homeless and hungry in Vancouver. Their mission is to lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.

Share provides services to Vancouver’s most marginalized and vulnerable families and individuals regardless of their status. 

How can you help?

Current opportunities: 


Oregon Humane Society:

The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. OHS relies on donations to support our adoption, education, and animal rescue programs.

How can you help?

Current Opportunities:

One of our missions is to support the communities we serve. Nonprofit charities rely on donations, financial contributions, volunteers and community support to keep their doors open. Join us in making a difference, whether through volunteering, financial contribution, or donating goods, and supporting these worthy organizations. 


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Shop Local & Support Small Businesses and Your Community

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4 Reasons Why You Should Shop Local and Support Small Businesses


The impact of small businesses can’t be ignored! Did you know that when you shop local and support a small business, for every $100 you spend, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend $100 at a chain store? Only $43 stays in the community.*

Why shop local and support a small business?

  • You support the local economy
    • When you shop local, you directly support the staff (your neighbors!) that work there. Local businesses contribute more than 63% of net new private sector job growth. Read more about the impact of small business and job growth here
  • You support the local community
    • Local businesses support their local communities directly and donate more money to nonprofits than chain stores. Often you see national stores donating to social campaigns or nonprofits only as a reactionary response when there’s been negative public outcry over a scandal. Local businesses hold themselves accountable to their communities and are often a staple in contributing to their community’s sense of identity.  
  • Better customer service
    • Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to deal with returns in-person? The process of online returns can be so frustrating! Starting with repackaging your purchase, printing off a new label, setting a pickup time for delivery, and ending with hoping your package doesn’t get stolen off your doorstep or lost in transit. The ease of dealing with a person, instead of an over-the-phone robot is still appreciated. Have you ever purchased a product and the instruction manual isn’t exactly clear on how to use it? When you shop local at a small business, you’re getting the training and expertise that comes with how to work a product.
  • Lower carbon footprint
    • When you shop local, your carbon impact is lower. When you take into account the transportation and delivery that online purchases involve, your environmental impact is higher.  

Why shop at Harry’s Locksmith?

  • Guaranteed work
  • Competitive pricing
  • Better, unique products
  • Friendly, responsive customer service
  • You’re supporting your neighbors

How does Harry’s support its local community?

For 20+ years, Harry’s Locksmith has proudly partnered with Share Vancouver to support individuals and families who experience homelessness. During the holiday season, we participate in the Adopt-a-Family and Wish Tags through Share’s Holiday Cheer Program. We purchase gifts for low-income Clark County families and families in Share’s shelters. 

At Harry’s we also drive community impact by participating in community events like local WA and OR school fundraisers, sponsoring sports teams and church bulletins, and donating to local nonprofits. Despite our small size, our impact is BIG!

We encourage you to join us this year and support the many men, women and children in need this holiday season.Take a look at all the ways you can help support your community and spread holiday cheer here by visiting Share:

Harry's shop local discount couponWe are honoring our customers who support small businesses with a 10% discount off all mobile services and in-shop purchases at Harry’s Locksmith from 12/05/19 through 01/05/2020.** Mention the offer “Small Biz Discount” when scheduling. Discount includes house rekeys, lockouts, smart lock installs, and car key duplicates. 

You can also buy a Harry’s Locksmith gift card (or from other participating local Vancouver merchants) through the GVCC’s Grow the (360) gift card program. 

Contact us today to set up a service call!

Read more about what happens when you shop local at small businesses here.

*Source – The Official Blog of the Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

** No other discounts apply.

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