Donate Gift in Kind Items

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Gifts in Kind are donations (other than financial) which empower the homeless and near-homeless to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Urgent Needs

Immediate Needs

Back to School Supplies

Back to School Supplies are needed for our homeless students (adults and children) in our Learning Center's.

  • Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils

If you see them on sale this time of year, please help us stock up to meet the need and empower others to meet their academic goals, all year long. Bring your donation to Open Door Mission's Receiving area (2107 E Locust St, Omaha, NE).

Summer Needs

Open Door Mission has some summer needs. 

  • Flip Flops (Size 10+)
  • Scrubs (Size 3x - 5x)
  • Sun Screen
  • Femine Products
  • Shaving Cream & Razors

You can even shop from your own home on Open Door Mission's Amazon Wishlist and ship your donation directly to us.

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Open Door Mission’s Receiving Area

Now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center located at 2105 E Locust Street. 

  • Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

West Omaha Drop off Locations

For your convenience Open Door Mission currently has a west Omaha drop off location. See drop off location now »
 

Other Gift In Kind Information or Needs

All GIK donations Open Door Mission receives are given away FREE OF CHARGE. Everyone in need coming through our doors receives help if resources are available.. That's why it is so vital for our neighbors in the community to continue donating their no longer needed items--that are still in good and useable condition.

Open Door Mission will also accept clothing with buttons missing, tears, stains, rips, etc. that will be recycled.

 

Upcoming Closure Dates

Open Door Mission has no upcoming closures at this time. 
 

Ongoing Needs

Food
♦ Canned fruit, soup and meat
♦ Spaghetti and sauce
♦ Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper)
Household Items
♦ Dishes, pots and pans
♦ Small appliances
♦ Lamps
Clothing
♦ Men’s
♦ Women’s
♦ Children’s
Furniture
♦ Beds and dressers
♦ Tables and chairs
♦ Sofas and loveseats
Baby Items
♦ Cribs and Bedding
♦ Carseats
♦ Strollers
Appliances
♦ Washers and dryers
♦ Refrigerators
♦ Stoves
Linens
♦ Bedding
♦ Blankets
♦ Towels
 Personal Care Items
♦ Deodorant
♦ Shampoo and conditioner
♦ Razors and shaving cream

 ...and much more.
 

Sponsor a Drive

Gather your friends, co-workers, or congregation – focus on collecting items for one of our seasonal drives.

Current Seasonal Drives »
Future Seasonal Drives »

For more information on drives, please contact the Public Relations Department at (402) 422-1111, ext. 1554 or e-mail here

Donation Receipt

A receipt for your items may be obtained in one of two ways:

  • If you drop off a donation at Open Door Mission, the receiving clerk will provide you with a receipt.
  • If you have your donations picked up, the truck driver will provide you with a receipt.
     

Unacceptable Items 
 

All GIK donations Open Door Mission receives are given away FREE OF CHARGE. Everyone in need coming through our doors receives help if resources are available.. That's why it is so vital for our neighbors in the community to continue donating their no longer needed items--that are still in good and useable condition.

Open Door Mission will also accept clothing with buttons missing, tears, stains, rips, etc. that will be recycled.

 

Due to legal or particle considerations, we CANNOT accept the following items:

  • Built-in appliances
  • Tires of any kind
  • Used paint, solvents or grease
  • Fertilizer or pesticides
  • Concrete blocks or bricks
  • Used carpet
  • Nonworking appliances
  • Sleeper sofas or hide-a-beds
  • Console televisions
  • Broken furniture
  • Nonworking electronics, radios or televisions
  • Sinks
  • Metal desks
  • Badly stained or torn mattresses
  • Wet clothing
  • Waterbeds, waterbed frames, waterbed headboards
  • Old typewriters
  • Dishwashers (Unless portable)
  • Old doors, windows or glass, or other construction or remodeling supplies
  • Organs or pianos
  • Old computers and associated equipment

Please note that this information is intended to serve as a general guide. Unacceptable items are subject to frequent change. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. Please call the Timberlake Outreach Center at 402-422-1111, ext. 1517 if you are unsure whether we can accept your donation.

 

Donations Dos and Don'ts (Please): 

Do: Test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure it is in working condition.
Do: Include all pieces and/or parts, manuals, if available.
Do: Wash or dry-clean any clothing prior to donation.
Do: Bring an itemized list of your donations and ask for a receipt.
Do not: Donate broken or soiled items.
Do not: Leave items outside the Open Door Mission building.