Over 100 people are served each day the Door Ministry is open. This number includes adult stop-ins for clothing and food items. The Door Ministry is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM – 12 noon most weeks of the year. In February, 2017, the daily average was 75 people.
For the fiscal year July 2015 – June 2016:
Food Pantries – 2800 families with 3800 children, and 3480 adults were served.
In March, 2017, 242 families with 290 children were served.
Folks at Mary Our Queen contribute food donations every month. 160 families were helped with turkeys and food baskets over Thanksgiving to Christmas! Quilts, blankets, and clothes were distributed. Adult diapers were sent to Servants of Mary and Via Christie. Children’s toys were shared with some elementary schools in North Omaha. Boxes of popcorn from the Boy Scouts were shared with Beautiful Gate Ministries and the Macy Indian reservation. Thanks to all volunteers, among them students of Dundee and Catlin elementary schools, and members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Stephen the Martyr.
We thank all. They are greatly appreciated!
The sock and underwear program is on Friday, July 21, from 4-7 pm, and Saturday, July 22, from 9 am-12 noon, in 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul at 21st and Leavenworth.
Thanks to our volunteers, and to the Omaha World Herald’s Goodfellows, Holy Family has held an Annual School Socks and Underwear Giveaway for many years for school-age children. Three years ago we began a voucher program. This year the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be taking over the program. Holy Family will mentor them this year doing everything the same as usual, with the exception that it will be held at the St Vincent de Paul site on 21st and Leavenworth St. Volunteers are needed to help mentor and in the years to come in order to continue the program. Please contact Bonnie Beacom at St. Vincent De Paul to volunteer: 402 731-4577 or email@example.com.
Goodfellows will purchase 1000 gift cards ($20.00 each) from Target. Vouchers will be given to parents at the Giveaway who will then take them to Target, choose their underwear and socks, go to the checkout counter and hand the cashier a voucher for each child. The cashier will place the gift card with the voucher, and Target will keep these. Gift cards not redeemed will be refunded to Goodfellows.
Volunteers and monetary donations are always needed.
TO VOLUNTEER contact our Door Minister, Pattie Fidone at 402-341-6561.
TO DONATE: Send donations to Holy Family Door Ministry, 1715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102. Mark checks For Door Ministry, or click the donate button below!