Drop off Locations

Tax-deductible receipts are provided for all donations.

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 Receiving Area

2107 E Locust St
Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 829-1510

Council Bluffs Family Outreach/Donation Center

1612 Avenue D
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(402) 867-1050

Elkhorn Family Outreach/Donation Center

1620 N 203rd St
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 972-8710

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Gifts in Kind

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

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 usable condition.

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).

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

Ongoing Needs

> Canned fruit, soup and meat
> Spaghetti and sauce
> Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper)
Household Items 
> Dishes, pots and pans
> Small appliances
> Lamps
> Men’s
> Women’s
> Children’s
Furniture – Timberlake Outreach Center ONLY
> Bed frames and dressers
> Tables and chairs
> Sofas and loveseats
Baby Items
> Cribs and Bedding
> Carseats
> Strollers
> Washers and dryers
> Refrigerators
> Stoves
> Bedding
> Blankets
> Towels
Personal Care Items
> Deodorant
> Shampoo and conditioner
> Razors and shaving cream

Due to the rising costs in 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.


Donations we do NOT accept

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
    • CRT Computer Monitors (non flat screens)
    • Typewriters
    • Nonworking electronics, radios, or televisions
  • Certain types of appliances:
    • Built-in appliances
    • Sinks
    • Dishwashers (Unless portable)
  • Certain types of construction supplies:
    • Concrete blocks or bricks
    • Doors/Windows/Glass
    • Used carpet
    • Used paint, solvents, or grease
    • Fertilizer/Pesticides
  • Miscellaneous items:
    • Tires of any kind
    • Wet clothing
    • Expired infant car seats

Stocks and Property

Thank you for considering giving a gift of stock or property that will inspire HOPE for lasting change in the years ahead. To learn more about these special giving opportunities and their special tax incentives, contact Mike Johnson, Open Door Mission’s Chief Financial Officer, at (402) 829-1558 or mjohnson@opendoormission.org.  Thank you for considering these options that benefit you as well as our ministry!

Wheels 4 Hope

Roger Evans with new carDid you know that Open Door Mission accepts donated vehicles?

When you donate a vehicle you are providing a huge blessing for an Open Door Mission program graduate and their family!

Will you prayerfully consider donating a running vehicle to Open Door Mission?

Vehicles can be donated at the Timberlake Outreach Center or any of our three Family Outreach/Donation Centers (Council Bluffs, Elkhorn, South Omaha). For more information about vehicle donation, contact Amy Harvey at (402) 829-1511 or aharvey@opendoormission.org.

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