Share a Christmas Meal/Pack the Pantry
There are three simple and important ways you can join Family Fare, Fareway, and SuperSaver to make this Christmas season a truly happy one of thousands of hungry and homeless men, women, and children:
1) Send a Gift! – Just $2.15 provides one nutritious meal and care
2) Fill a Bag! – Fill a grocery bag with any of the items listed below and take it to one of these drop off locations. These items will be used to inspire HOPE for lasting change, because at Open Door Mission, hope begins with a meal.
Most Needed Food Items
Boxed meals, boxed potatoes, canned fruit, canned meat, canned vegetables, cereals, gelatin or pudding mix, macaroni & cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, soup, stuffing mix
3) Pack the Pantry! – At Family Fare, you can purchase a bag of Our Family Brand products for $20 to feed the hungry.
Our Family Brand Pack the Pantry Bag includes:
2 Our Family Skillets, 1 Our Family Spaghetti Sauce, 1 Our Family 16 oz Spaghetti, 4 cans Our Family 5 oz Tuna, 5 cans Our Family 14.5 oz Vegetables, 1 Our Family 12 oz Toasted Oats Cereal, 1 Our Family 24 oz Syrup, 1 Our Family Toaster Pastries, 1 Our Family 32 oz Pancake Mix
#MyPair with Sky Footwear
Did you know that socks are always in high demand at Open Door Mission – especially during the bitter cold months? From December 1-31, for every pair of Sky socks you buy, Sky Footwear will donate a pair to Open Door Mission! So buy a pair or two for those on your Christmas shopping list and share about the difference you’re making with #MyPair.
KFAB/KGOR Project Santa Drop Off Locations
November 20-December 31
Reach out to more than 6,000 girls and boys by bringing the joy of Christmas to their hurting hearts with your donations of new, unwrapped toys! Specific toy needs include:
- Board Games (ages 8+)
- Sports Balls
- Puzzles (ages 8+)
- Soft Dolls
Will you inspire HOPE for lasting change by providing Christmas presents? This year, KFAB and KGOR present convenient drop off locations across our community. Click here for a full list »
Boomer Radio Christmas Bells Drop Off Locations
This holiday season, provide gifts for hurting adults who are lonely and need to know someone cares. These basic, everyday items can mean a world of difference to men and women in darkness. Be a light!
Please deliver your new, unwrapped gifts to one of Open Door Mission’s Family Donation & Outreach Centers or the 1490 Boomer Radio Off Location (in Midtown Crossing) anytime Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m by Friday, December 15.
Urgently Needed Items:
- Men’s Underwear
- Tube Socks
- Men’s Wallets
- Men’s & Women’s Watches
- Small Purses
- Bath Kits
- Make Up Kits/Bags
- Hair Dryers
- Decks of Cards
- Shaving Kits/Bags
Together A Greater Good (TAGG)
Together A Greater Good ,”TAGG” is introducing a new way to make a difference WITHOUT spending time or an extra dime!
Here’s how it works:
1) Download the FREE app: Together A Greater Good, and visit any of the participating local businesses (80+ listed on the app!)
2) Tell the server/cashier you want to “TAGG” your purchase (on the app, tap the TAGG My Purchase button, and enter your purchase amount). Pay as usual (no payment is made through the app), and the business will provide a card for the app to scan.
3) Choose Open Door Mission. The business will donate 5% of your purchase back to us! Any day, any time!
Green Arrow Junk Co – Discounted Donation Pickup
Do you have items that you’d like to donate, but don’t have the means to transport them? Then call up Green Arrow Junk Co! This community partner is offering to deliver donations to Open Door Mission at a discounted rate. They specialize in old-fashioned customer service and responsible reuse or disposal. Learn more by calling (402) 702-JUNK or visiting www.greenarrowjunk.com.
The Savings Sidekick Omaha Coupon Book is filled with valuable discounts on local Omaha restaurants, entertainment, goods and services and even gas. Plus, your purchase will support Open Door Mission. Buy the book »
Mandy Mouse Lives At Lydia House – A Great Gift
Mandy Mouse Lives at Lydia House is a 30-page book written by Tara Rye and full of colorful, captivating illustrations by Molinda Sunde Parker. Mandy is a sweet little mouse that lives with her single mother. Through financial hardship, they find themselves living in their car in the cold of winter. One day servant-leaders from a shelter close by are handing out blankets to the homeless in the park. Through Mandy’s persistence, her mother goes to get a blanket only to discover the shelter has a place for them to stay and a hot meal.
Through this family’s heart-warming and powerful story, children are exposed to the reality of homelessness from the perspective of a character their own age. After all, The average age of a homeless person in the United States is 9 years old. Children also learn of the hope that a shelter like the Lydia House provides. Although the story is fictional, both parents and children are encouraged to seek out a real-live homeless shelter in their communities where they can donate toys, food, and clothing.
For only $14.95 you can give a gift that will feed and shelter someone in need! 100% of all royalties for Mandy Mouse will go to Open Door Mission.
Click here to order today!
Recycling for Charities
We have partnered with Recycling for Charities to recycle electronics that include cellular phones, PDA’s, Palm Pilots, digital cameras or iPods. Please bring your donations to one of our conveniently located Outreach & Donation Centers.