Open Door Mission, Rochester, NY – July 2021

July News & Updates

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly e-newsletter that communicates Mission news, updates, prayer requests, needs, events and success stories.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
7:00-9:00 A.M.
Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY
Please join us for a morning to honor our everyday heroes who have made an impactful difference in the lives of the homeless in the Rochester community. Guests will have the opportunity to hear about our programs and our exciting future plans at the Open Door Mission.
CLICK HERE for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, please contact Kate Munzinger, Director of Development, at or call (585) 645-0704.

Mission Job Opportunities

  • Shelter Case Aid – Part Time (Samaritan House)
  • Women & Children’s Case Aid – Full Time (Coldwater House)
  • Grant Coordinator – Full Time (Caring Center)
For serious consideration of any posted job description, each applicant is required to complete an Application for Employment and General Questionnaire.
Each of the documents can be sent to Human Resources at
Fax: 585-454-2092
Mailed/Drop Off In Person: 156 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608

Clothing Room Re-opening (Volunteers Needed)

For many years, Open Door Mission has traditionally had a clothing room which operated as a shop for those who needed clothes. In March of 2020, as a result of the pandemic, we made the difficult decision to close the clothing room and turn our clothing operation to a grab and go style.
In August, we would like to re-open but we need your help! We are looking for groups of volunteers (up to 6 people a shift) to help us operate the clothing room. Job responsibilities include: sorting, hanging, concierge services and assisting those in need. The shifts that need to be filled any weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our hope and prayer is that we can get the clothing room back up and running, so families can stock up for back to school needs.  If you or your community group can help, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Shawn Baldwin, at

Volunteer Service Opportunities

Visit our website and register as an individual or group today. We’ll be sure to follow up when we receive your inquiry.
Please note that volunteer service has reopened in a limited capacity, so we ask that you register for an opportunity to serve.

Children’s Clothing & School Supplies Collection Drive

It’s not too early to start thinking about the need for back to school clothing and supplies to help support hurting families.
Please consider donating gently used children’s clothes and footwear along with school supplies to the Mission so we can give children a fighting chance with their learning.

Current Needs List

Going shopping this week? Please take a look at our current needs list and consider buying a few items from our Amazon
If you’re shopping for yourself then please consider shopping at where a percentage of your purchasing dollars go to support the Mission.

2020 Annual Report

“Hope Lives” Radio Program
For the latest information effecting our communities homeless population and how Open Door Mission is addressing key issues your invited to tune in every third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm on WYSL Radio 1040AM, 95.5FM, 92.1FM.
CLICK HERE to listen to past programs.
Business Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Call Chris Scribani at (585) 325-3243 for more details.

What To Pray For

1. Pray for the salvation and restoration of all those we serve with emergency shelter, food, clothes, addiction recovery, transitional housing, life skills and job readiness programs.
2. Pray for peace and good health to all of our shelter guests, program residents, staff and their families.
3. Pray for the families that just came into the Coldwater House and for those who recently moved out into their own permanent housing.
4. Pray for continued success for the men who recently graduated from our addiction recovery program and for those just entering the program.
5. Pray for the necessary resources to maintain our daily expenses.

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