Good360 Helps Homeless Shelter Bring a Little Bit of Christmas to Children in Need
By Jan McKenzie
The Open Door Mission in Omaha, Nebraska, recognizes that homelessness knows no season. Whether you are on the East Coast, West Coast or in the middle of the United States, families and children struggle to figure out where their next meal is coming from and if they will have a place to sleep that night.
This past Christmas, Good360’s National Distribution Center in Omaha opened its doors to Open Door Mission to assist with their annual Project Santa. With the help of individuals, families, community groups and businesses, Open Door Mission provides holiday gifts and Christmas toys to more than 6,000 girls and boys from the Omaha metro area. In partnership with Good360, Open Door Mission was able to secure and distribute new puzzles, activity kits and DVD games for the Project Santa program this Christmas.
“Our mission would not be possible without key partners such as Good360. The products that we have received from Good 360 are tangible items that produce priceless intangible results,” says Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission’s CEO and President. “It has been an honor to link arms with such caring members of the non-profit world.”
The Open Door Mission is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Every day, 365 days a year, the nonprofit offers 816 shelter beds to the homeless—men, women and children—on their campus. Each day they serve more than 2,000 meals to these temporary residents as well as others who come in off the streets for a hot meal.
“Good360 and their staff are professional and compassionate. Their concern for the community is noteworthy. Personally, I am excited for the possibilities the New Year will bring. Thank you for supporting the hurting and broken in our community. And thank you for being proactive in preventing homelessness in the Heartland,” said Gregory.