State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program

YOU CAN HELP bring $25,000 to feed families and keep them in their homes! Open Door Mission’s request for Homeless Prevention – out of tens of thousands—made it to the finalists for a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. WE NEED YOUR VOTES at NeighborhoodAssist.com/entry/2012049, where you can cast 10 votes daily (100 votes total during the whole campaign), to help us win! Please take a moment NOW to cast your votes!

Good News Food Drive

Sunday, August 26 – Sunday, September 2, the community of Omaha is welcome to participate in the Good News Food Drive by bringing needed items: boxed meals, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, mac n cheese, cereal, salad dressing, gently used bibles, razors, stretchy hats, and gloves to Good News Church – 7415 Hickory Street Omaha, NE 68124! Please drop off at the downstairs coffee lounge Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You can be a blessing to our neediest neighbors! Start collecting TODAY!

KFC Charity Coupon Book

Monday, August 27 – Monday, October 1, purchase your coupon book at any Omaha area KFC for only $1.00! Not only are these packed with over $40.00 in savings, all proceeds go to your mission, Open Door Mission.

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Help kids gear up! Head out to to Carters/OshKosh at the Nebraska Crossing Outlets and grab an extra pair of jeans to donate and Carters/OshKosh will top off each pair of denim you donate with an article of clothing! You can also make a cash donation at checkout in store or online now through September 30! Your donations will go directly to children we serve here at Open Door Mission!

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Joy Project

Over the next few weeks, Open Door Mission will be receiving donations of cookies from Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. You can help by following the link below and selecting Open Door Mission as the cookie recipient! The more you give, the more cookies we receive!

Donate Now!

 

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!

ODM-Facebook-PostHere’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!

Mandy Mouse Lives At Lydia House – A Great Gift

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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 nine 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

Recycling_For_CharityWe 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.

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