Here’s Why Your Gift Matters
1. We believe in difference makers
We’re proud of the work we do. Read about how Direct Support Professionals like Ashley Horch, Mike Simmons, and Mamadou Bah make a difference for the people we support!
People like Ashley, Mike, and Mamadou are difference makers because they give of themselves to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best lives. You can be a difference maker too! Your donation helps us continue fulfilling our mission of inspiring life journeys and our vision of cultivating valued roles for all people.
2. The need has never been greater
The majority of our funding comes from local and state sources in the form of reimbursement for the services we provide. For many providers in central Ohio, including Open Door, this funding on its own is not sufficient. Many DD provider agencies across the state are reducing services, turning away referrals, and even closing their doors because they cannot make ends meet under the current Medicaid rate.
While we remain committed to our work of inspiring life journeys, we need your support to help us continue our important work!
3. We listen to our stakeholders
Two of our strategic goals are to reduce barriers to accessibility through intentional collaborations, partnerships, and advocacy, and to act on our commitment to safety, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. These goals can only be accomplished through listening to people inside and outside our organization to make improvements. We conduct regular surveys of a variety of interested groups, including families and guardians of the individuals we support, in order to receive feedback. We use that information to constantly improve our services and supports.
4. We maximize your impact
Everything we do is individual-focused. Your donations make it possible! Here is a short list of Open Door programs that support individuals with disabilities:
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
5. We Accept In-Kind Gifts
Give New Life to Unwanted Items
Your in-kind donations of new and gently used items help ensure that the individuals we support have what they need to live their most independent lives.
Items most frequently needed are:
- Clothing – including men’s and women’s shirts, pants, sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves, swimwear, and athletic wear
- Personal Care Items – must be new
- Household Goods and Furniture
- Sports & Recreation Equipment
- Electronics – Including computers, tablets, cameras, phones, televisions, radios, etc.
- Art and Craft Supplies
- Games, Movies, & Music
Provides support for:
Emergency Intake Needs
Fill a need
Items most frequently needed:
Sports & Recreation Equipment
Electronics (Phones, Tablets, PC’s)
Gently Used Clothing
Kroger Community Rewards
Use Your Kroger Plus Card and Help Make a Difference
Looking for an easy way to give back to Open Door? Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and you’ll start earning rewards for Open Door right away on every purchase made using your Kroger Plus Card!
Here’s how to enroll:
- Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
- Scroll down to find your location and click “Enroll Now”
- Sign in to your online account, or create an account
- Find and select Columbus Center for Human Services, Inc. (84715) and click “Save”.
- That’s it! You are now helping us inspire life journeys every time you shop at Kroger