Seniors Day At The Timberlake Outreach Center

Aug 18, 2009  |     |   General

Today is Seniors Day which means that we have two Kings Klosets. We have our regular one in the morning and than another one for our senior citizens in the afternoon. You might be wondering why we decided to have a special Kings Kloset once a month just for our senior citizens. Well, we found it heart breaking to see how some of our senior clients are living. The average senior citizen that walks through our doors is living on approximately $659.00 a month. Many times they are forced to make difficult choices regarding their food, shelter and health concerns because there is just not enough money coming in to cover all of their needs. Our goal is to help them with some of their basic needs so that they are able to stretch that monthly check a little further to make their quality of life a little better. The Timberlake Outreach Center does that by providing clothes, household items, food, personal care items, cleaning products, and whatever else we might have on hand that month.

I spoke with one of our senior clients today and she said she would be looking for shoes today, hers are worn out. She shared that she gets all her clothes here and that the money she saves shopping at Timberlake Outreach Center helps her stay current on her bills.

The work at the Timberlake Community Outreach Center is PREVENTION, that is helping to prevent our clients who are near homeless from becoming homeless. We do that by providing food, clothing, diapers, household items, furniture etc…through our various services. All of these items are given free with the hope that they can take the money they would spend on these items and use that money towards paying their rent or utility bills.

So today is Senior’s Day, but it’s also your day. I would like to say thank you for your generous gifts and donations to Open Door Mission, for without you we would not be able to serve the people in our community who are in extreme crisis or nearly homeless. Without you we would not be able to have Senior’s Day! I thank you for partnering with Open Door Mission.
May God bless you and your family for your generous support.

Joyfully serving Jesus,
Judy Collins

Assistant Director of Community Services