25 March 2014

Be A Blessing This Easter

We know that most children can't wait until Easter. All those chocolate bunnies, eggs, and all the other goodies.. But what about adults, especially homeless adults.

This Easter Open Door Mission would like to be able to provide every man and women a little care kit and are looking for volunteers to make 175 women's and 150 men's care kits.

Women's Care Kit: pantyhose/knee highs, deodorant, razor, shaving cream and don't forget the chocolate bunny!

Men's Care Kit: wash cloth, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, and a chocolate bunny!

If you would like to participate in being a blessing this Easter please contact Maggie today at 402-829-1554 or you can e-mail her mcope@opendoormission.org.

24 March 2014

Volunteers Making a Difference

Low income families and individuals can come once every 30 days to the Timberlake Outreach Center to receive services but this past Saturday Open Door Mission hosted Super Duper Giveaway for the community.

We know the need is great in our community as we saw over 900 families participate in the give away. That is just over 3,800 individuals who were able to receive, gently used clothing, furniture, household items, toiletries, diapers, and best of all a food pantry. All of this thanks to the generosity of the community who donated everything we give away.
Families and individuals were lined up before 8:00 am even
though the doors  didn't open until just before 10:00 am
Over 200 volunteers graciously gave up part of their Saturday to help Open Door Mission bless the many families that came through the doors of the Timberlake Outreach Center. They helped pass out diapers, food pantries, sorted and hung up clothing, and even helped carry items to individuals cars. Thank you for giving up your day to make a difference right here in our community.

Volunteer waiting for orientation to begin and then be places
in different  areas at the Timberlake Outreach Center
Open Door Mission doesn't need volunteers just on special days. Everyday there are volunteer opportunities that are available on our Campus. Opportunities like preparing and serving a meal, sorting clothing and other household items, answering phones, helping stuff mail, and even reading to our children at the Lydia House. There is always something for volunteers to do. Best of all, Open Door Mission is a family friendly place to volunteer so no matter how young or how old you are, we have a spot for you.

Please visit our website at www.opendoormission.org and click on the volunteer button to sign up for your orientation and tour today.