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!
Sock and Underwear Voucher Program
Just prior to the start of each new school year Holy Family’s Door Ministry hosts a Socks and Underwear Give Away a two day event. In 2016 the Giveaway was at Holy Family Church, 18th & Izard streets on Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, between 4 and 6 PM. Socks and underwear vouchers were given away in a first-come, first-serve basis to people in need. Parents obtain vouchers for their school-aged children. This year 1081 were given away at Holy Family, and 169 were distributed to schools. Thanks to Goodfellows for the grant to pay for the vouchers!
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!