Month: December 2018

Toy & Joy Warehouse

This is the project that the team has been hard at work at for the last few weeks. They transformed the warehouse into the Toy and Joy Shop. It looks amazing. A special thank you to Amy and Jason and their team’s and hundreds of volunteers. 2018 Project Santa has already served over 1,000+ needy

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Project Santa Toy Drive with KFAB & KGOR

Thank you to everyone who dropped off new toys for Project Santa during our remote broadcast with NewsRadio 1110 KFAB at Dingman’s Collision Center (144th and Industrial) today. You can still donate toys through the end of next week at Dingman’s and other KFAB Project Santa drop off locations or bring them to our Timberlake

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A New Life

My name is Erick Gomez. I was born and raised Omaha, Nebraska. I lived with my mom Lorraine, stepfather Ines and four sisters. When I was a child, I was abused physically by my stepfather. I felt he did that because I was not his biological child. So, I moved in with my great grandparents

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Channel 94.1 Visits the Lydia House

A photo shoot with babies and toddlers – what was I thinking?? Thank you to Channel 94.1’s team for ALL their smiles. YOU can pick up your special Christmas Card when you drop off your Diapers on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the Linden Market Hy Vee at 132nd and Dodge. Candace Gregory President/CEO

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Olive Garden for Dinner

Christmas Season, the season of giving which started with gift of Jesus over 2000 years ago. We now find new ways of celebrating that gift with gifts from our heart to those God has placed in our lives. The wonderful folks from the metro area Olive Garden Restaurants came to us to serve their wonderful

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Toy & Joy Shop

Piper is busy filling the stocking stuffer bins! The Open Door Mission’s Project Santa’s Toy and Shop served more than 1,000 children in its first 2 days! Could you donate just 2 hours of your time – they need us and we need you! Visit www.opendoormission.org and click on the Holiday Volunteer button. Candace Gregory

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Shop with a Cop

Thank you to the Omaha Police Officers and Walmart for a successful Santa’s Shop with a Cop event. Helping make this Christmas one to remember for the children staying at Lydia House. The children got to pick out clothing and toys they would enjoy. Steve Frazee Senior Program Director

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A New Life

HEY NOW! My name is Mark and I came to the Open Door Mission one year ago. I lost my self-respect, my family, my child, and my car. I was tired of getting high, shoplifting, and asking for money. I hurt my mother and father to the point that they would not talk to me.

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Toy & Joy Shop

Yesterday marked a big milestone for Open Door Mission: The first day of the Toy and Joy Shop. I was asked to help from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and what an experience that was! In total, the Toy and Joy Shop served 550 children, and getting to be a part of that process was truly

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Christmas Is Coming

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lydia House! Thanks to this little guy for helping us decorate the tree. What a blast! Lydia House Staff

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