Open Doors provides holiday meals to our clients and many other families in Westfield Washington Twp. Our community has been very generous in the past with their donations of different foods that we provide with our meals. This year these programs are needed even more, so these families will be able to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones around the dinner table. In addition to the Turkeys and Hams we provide, we also need the following items:
|Canned Foods:||Boxed Foods:|
|Pineapple||Stuffing (6 oz)|
|Mixed Fruit||Cheezy Potatoes (au gratin or scalloped)|
|Sliced Peaches||Mac & Cheese|
|Cranberry Sauce||Jello (any flavor)|
|Cream of Mushroom Soup|
|Cream of Chicken Soup|
Donations can be dropped off any time in the donation box on the west side of our building, at 19360 Tomlinson Rd., just north of 191st Street.
Open Doors. Our clients will be very grateful for your generosity.Thanksgiving Program Christmas Program
On Aug. 15, Open Doors held its’ annual Back to School Backpack Give-away. The Westfield Friends Church hosted the event in their Fellowship Hall. Marcia Evans, Angie Edwards, Beth Hoard, Resa Glover and their team of volunteers prepared and conducted a very successful program again this year. Over 200 school kids received a backpack and the supplies they needed to be successful in school this year. In addition, each child received a cool Westfield Rocks T-shirt, underwear and socks. We wish our kids all the best in this different and uncertain school year.
The Open Doors Pantry remains open during these difficult times for Westfield families. If you are an existing client, come in for your regularly scheduled monthly shopping visit, or for a weekly “Front Room” visit anytime we are open; Tues., Thurs., or Sat. from 9:00 to 11:45 and Monday 4:30PM to 6:30PM. If you are not a client, but need food, stop by the Pantry on the days we are open, and we will provide you with a bag of food.
Only 4 clients will be allowed into the building at one time. No children will be allowed in the building. Everyone must wear a mask, and will be given a pair of disposable gloves upon their arrival. Clients will be given 15 min to shop front room and clothing area.
When one family leaves the building, the receptionist will signal the next person to enter and begin the 15 minute shopping time.
If a client is there to see the advocate, they see the advocate first and then shop the front room and clothing for 15min. They will be asked to return to their car until their grocery order is ready for pick up.
Stay Safe & Stay Well! Keep wearing a mask, maintain Social Distancing, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.
Our donation box is once again available to accept your donations as of June 12. As always, your monetary donations are also welcome. This allows Open Doors to purchase the specific foods that we run short on, as they are needed. Just go to our website and click on a donation button and follow the instructions. ( opendoorswestfield.org ) Thank you. We continue to need your support.
As our Clothing Pantry has reopened during these difficult times, we are finding that there is even a greater need for good quality, clean clothing donations. We are grateful for the donations that are again coming in to augment our client families’ clothing needs. Please be sure to donate only clothing that is clean and of good quality. Clothing that is soiled, torn, or excessively worn is not made available for our clients, and is taken to Goodwill. We make every effort to honor the dignity of our clients, by only providing high quality, clean clothing in our Pantry. For the protection of our volunteers and clients, we ask that all clothing be washed and packed in plastic bags, tied at the top. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and consideration.
Stay in as much as you can, socially distance and wear a mask when you are out in public. Stay well!
God’s blessings to everyone!
|Easy Mac||Chicken & Dumplings
|Fruit cups||Juice Boxes||Shampoo|
|Applesauce Cups||Saltine Crackers||Kleenex|
|Individual Pastas||Canned Chili||Toothpaste|
||Instant Potatoes||Paper Towels|
Donate gently worn men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and shoes.
Drop off anytime in the Donations box at the Pantry: 19360 Tomlinson Rd.
Open Doors, 19360 Tomlinson Rd.
9:00 am – 11:45 am – Tues, Thurs, Sat
First Merchants, 3333 IN-32
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Mon – Fri
CarX Tire & Muffler – 17501 Gunther Blvd.
7:30 am – 6:00 pm – Mon – Sat
Christian Brothers Automotive, 14807 Gray Road
7:00 am – 6:00 pm – Mon-Fri
Westfield Friends Church, 324 S. Union St.
Mornings – Mon – Fri
New Joy Lutheran Church, 316 W. 156th St.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – Noon Fri