Basic Needs – You Can Help

Jun 1, 2010  |     |   General

Last Saturday, I had the honor of speaking at the kick-off for Andrew’s Eagle Scout project. Andrew decided he wanted to do a project that would directly impact families and their immediate needs. He chose to do a diaper drive for Open Door Mission. To some diapers may not seem important. However for the families of infants and toddlers, they are vital to daily living. Andrew chose to make a difference in the lives of others by fulfilling a basic need. Would you like to meet some basic needs in our community?

Open Door Mission is in need of bottled water. Yes – water – because not everyone has access to a faucet. We need that water for those on the streets who are thirsty and facing dehydration in the summer heat. Please consider purchasing a case of water, or more, for Open Door Mission to hand out.

We need new socks for men to protect their feet and provide comfort. Many of us might not consider the possibility of not having socks, but for the homeless, they can be a very special gift. Next time you are shopping, choose to make a difference and purchase some socks for those most in need.

Open Door Mission invites you to be a part of providing basic needs to those in our community seeking a Summer of Hope. You can make a difference in the lives of others – just like Andrew did.

Maggie Cope
Communications Coordinator

Make a difference in the lives of others by donating your gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center, 2107 E Locust St
• Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Interested in hosting a drive for new items? Contact Maggie here.

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