November 2011


Bedding Pillowcases Bath-sized towels Washcloths Sheets especially TWIN fitted Washable blankets(no comforters)Used is fine Laundry bags Household items Upholstery covers for sofa and loveseat Tablecloths Placemats Dishes Silverware Glassware Pots and pans Cleaning supplies

Paper/Plastic Goods

Aluminum foil Plastic wrap Zip-lock baggies Napkins Paper towels Toilet tissue Kleenex Hot and cold cups Plastic utensils Paper plates Large garbage bags Kitchen-sized garbage bags Brown paper lunchbags


Regular/smaller sizes are better than than big family/economy size products. Many homes have limited storage, and it’s also easier to carry for people who are walking or taking public transit. Canned tuna Canned meat Canned beans Dried beans (red or black) Rice Spaghetti Macaroni & cheese Canned pasta dinners Canned beef stews Canned soup Dried …

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We accept seasonal clothing, shoes & boots in new or like-new condition. Please bring your clothing donations directly to the shelter at 4 Merritt Street. Please deliver donated clothing in large labeled plastic bags or bins. Sorting clothing by type and gender is always appreciated! Most needed *NEW ONLY UNDERWEAR (all ages and sizes) Sports …

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Kids/Baby Items

New underwear and socks Hats, scarves, mittens/gloves (seasonal) Shoes Boots Diapers Pull-Ups Coloring books Puzzles for very young(4-12 pieces) Thermometers Band Aids Wipes Spill proof sippy cups Night lights Electrical outlet protective safety covers


Personal Supplies Individual-sized soap Disposable razors Shaving cream Toothbrushes and toothpaste Deodorant (spray preferred) Skin cream/lotion Athlete’s foot powder/spray Hydrogen peroxide New combs Brushes Non-alcoholic mouthwash Small jars of Vaseline Feminine Hygiene Products Bath and shower shoes(flip-flops) School Supplies Pens Pencils Remedial workbooks (writing, reading) Writing pads Writing paper Books Fiction and non-fiction books Children’s …

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Counseling/Case Work

Every guest of Open Doors receives counseling and case-work services. Treating each person on an individual basis, our professional staff acts to determine the underlying reason why the person has come to require the services of the shelter, and then formulates a plan of action designed to help them move from emergency shelter into homes …

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Open Doors’ kitchen serves three meals a day to members of the community and shelter residents in need of hot food. Anyone is welcome to share a meal with us, and the kitchen helps provide people with a sense of community and is an entry point for people who may need additional assistance. Our food …

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Open Doors offers two types of housing. Our emergency shelter provides overnight and short-term shelter for those who have no viable options for themselves or their family. We also offer affordable and supportive apartments for those who have an income but are unable to afford market level rental rates. We seek to avoid chronic homelessness …

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