The smell of turkey roasting in the oven, pumpkin pies cooling, digging out Christmas decorations–oh it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. What did you say? School is just starting-don’t rush the season!” I more than agree with you. However, as the Communications Coordinator at Open Door Mission, it is my job to make sure we’re ready to serve the homeless and near homeless during those holidays. So, I begin preparing very early to make sure we can help as many as possible.
We can’t help the needy without your help. Every year the people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area open their hearts and pour out abundant blessings to the clients we serve. I am already planning for Turkey’n’Fixin’s, Drumsticks on Wheels, Christmas Bells, and Project Santa. I need your help. Please consider having a drive at your workplace, church or organization to provide food or Thanksgiving pantry boxes to give to those in need. As you start thinking of Christmas shopping, would you pick up some extra toys (we serve children from birth through high school) for Project Santa? Do you like to knit or crochet? We would love to have some hats, scarves and mittens for children at the Lydia House and Timberlake Outreach Center. Is your heart for the homeless men, especially our veterans? Christmas Bells provide basic needs and some extras for our singles. If shopping isn’t your thing, maybe you would like to help deliver Thanksgiving boxes through Drumsticks on Wheels. I know I can find a way for you to help others.
Please call (829-1554) or email me to be one of the first to set up for a Fall drive or arrange for a speaker to come and share why your help is so vital to changing lives at Open Door Mission. You can make a difference in the lives of others by providing hope to the hungry, hurting and homeless. I am looking forward to your call or email.
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.
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