Families enrolled in Open Door programs will be able to shop for their children’s Christmas toys and gifts in a loving and safe Christmas setting with hot chocolate, music, storytime and gift wrapping. The families are excited about the opportunity to make the choices instead of having to take what’s given. Bringing excitement and restoring dignity. The toys are all marked at very affordable prices (at least 50% off) with any proceeds going right back into the Mathews Promise Academy.
We, also are in need of new unwrapped toys. There are (3) ways to give: 1.) donate and designate for toys, 2.) purchase toys and bring to Open Door, OR 3.) go to Amazon idealist to select, purchase and have items delivered directly to Open Door. Amazon Idealist Christmas 2019
Open Door Community House relies on volunteer support to raise awareness, serve our clients, provide leadership at annual events, and participate in a variety of special projects. For more information on opportunities for volunteer service, please contact Ann Hart. Volunteers working more than once are required to have a background check for $20.
Your support helps Open Door Community House continue to serve those most in need of love and hope. We cannot continue to do what we do without generous contributions of goods, resources, and time from our community.
Volunteers may lead or assist our children and youth with arts and crafts, sports and recreation, reading or math tutorials, homework help, and/or serve and clean up for Kids’ Café. No special skills are required (except a love for children!) but if you have a special skill or interest you’d like to share or teach, we will gladly work with you to do so. Adults may volunteer in all areas of children and youth ministries after undergoing a background check, drug screen,and Safe Sanctuaries Training. For more information on the Mathews Promise Academy contact Marlon Sharpe at 706-323-5518 or by email.
Circles in Columbus has a need for volunteers in a variety of areas including meal sponsorship and serving, working with children and teens, serving as an Ally for a family making the move out of poverty or offering a special skill or resource to a family to help in their transition. For more information about volunteering with Circles in Columbus click here.
Volunteers may assist with serving lunch, welcoming senior adults, assisting with games such as Bingo, or providing educational opportunities related to health issues, fire safety, advocacy, etc. Volunteers working more than once with the seniors are required to have a background check. For more information on the Golden Agers contact Ann at 706-323-5518 or by email.
Volunteers may assist in the Showering Program with registering participants, distributing hygiene items, cooking breakfast, assisting with computer skills training, or providing health related educational opportunities. This program serves the largest number of people at Open Door – up to 600 different participants each year. Volunteers working more than once in the Showering Program are required to have a background check. For more information on the Showering Program contact Open Door at 706-323-5518.