How can I sign up to volunteer?
You can find out about Open Door Mission’s volunteer programs and sign up here.
Where and when can I drop off donations?
Open Door Mission has three Family Outreach/Donation Centers with Receiving Areas for donations. The addresses and phone numbers are listed below. For a map of Open Door Mission’s main campus, click here.
Tax-deductible receipts are provided for all donations. For your convenience, Open Door Mission now has opened four total donation centers!
Timberlake Outreach Center and Family Outreach/Donation Centers Hours for Accepting Donations:
- Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Sunday – Monday Closed
We have chosen to close on Sunday, the day most widely recognized as a day of rest, in order to allow our employees more time for worship and family.
Timberlake Outreach Center
2107 E Locust St
Omaha, NE 68110
Council Bluffs Family Donation / Outreach Center
1612 Avenue D
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Elkhorn Family Outreach/Donation Center
1620 N 203rd St
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes, all monetary and gift-in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Tax-deductible receipts are provided for all donations.
What donations can you NOT accept?
We gladly accept gently used clothing and shoes and functioning or gently used household items. These donations are vital to helping our clients. We do accept perishable food items, but please deliver these to the Community Kitchen in the Garland Thompson Men’s Center (2705 N 20th St E, Omaha, NE 68110).
Due to legal or particle considerations, we CANNOT accept the following items:
- Certain types of furniture:
- Mattresses/Wooden headboards
- Broken furniture
- Sleeper sofas/Hide-a-beds
- Organs or pianos
- Waterbeds/Waterbed frames/Waterbed headboards
- Certain types of electronics:
- Tube TVs
- Large projection TVs
- Old computers monitors
- Nonworking electronics, radios, or televisions
- Certain types of appliances:
- Built-in appliances
- Dishwashers (Unless portable)
- Certain types of construction supplies:
- Concrete blocks or bricks
- Used carpet
- Used paint, solvents, or grease
- Miscellaneous items:
- Tires of any kind
- Wet clothing
- Expired infant car seats
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.
Do you pick up donations?
Due to the rising costs of fuel, transportation barriers, lack of storage and costs, Open Door Mission can no longer accept mattresses and will no longer schedule pick-ups of furniture in the community.
How do I sign up for Open Door Mission’s e-mail blasts?
Click here and enter your e-mail address. You’ll be on the Open Door Mission’s e-mail list and will receive updates on programs, donations, volunteering and more.