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Many times good people fall on hard times. Many of the “working poor” live paycheck-to-paycheck and do not have the extra resources to cover unexpected expenses. In most cases, these families do not qualify for government assistance and do not know where to turn for help.

A Doorway to Hope offers several programs to assist families. Won’t you get involved?  The positive impact is powerful and far reaching. Not just for those receiving, but for those giving.  Volunteer families who have been involved since the beginning have built strong relationships with their “adopted” Christmas families and continue this long-standing holiday tradition. 

We have more than 200 active volunteers serving the working poor in our community.

Volunteer Needs

We need you!  We have many ways you can get involved.  Check out our list of volunteer needs below and see if you want to be a part of our team.  If so, please fill out the form or contact us at info@adoorwaytohope.org.

Event Coordinator 
Are you detail oriented and super organized?  Our event coordinator works with ADTH Board to manage all aspects of the annual fundraising event. This person manages the team of volunteers specific to this event and coordinate efforts with publicity and correspondence chairs. Time commitment: moderate to heavy during month prior to event.

Fundraising Coordinator 
We are looking for someone to manage fundraising events such as charity shopping events, “Give Back” nights at restaurants and more!  Time commitment: 2-3 small events a year.

Grant Writer
Do you have experience in writing grants seeking funding for non profit organizations?  We need you!

Many of the families we assist speak Spanish.  We always a have a need for volunteers to help make calls or translate written forms.

Are you handy with a camera and can edit photos for our website and social media? We need you!

Are you great with numbers? Do you have experience in non profit accounting? We are looking for someone to help us with taxes and monthly record keeping. Time commitment: 4 hours a month.

Donor Engagement Manager
Are you a good writer? Can you spearhead our email marketing program to keep our donors informed of all the ways they are making a difference in our community? Time commitment: Minimal – 2-3 hours a month.

Social Media Manager
Do you love sharing stories online? We are looking for someone who knows best case practices for social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. This is a moderate time commitment, but backup is available when you need time off!

Data Analysis
Do you love taking lots of information and boiling it down to key statistics? We need you! Time commitment: 2-3 hours quarterly.

A Doorway to Hope Projects

Angel Tree Program

Our Christmas campaign has helped numerous families in-need have a special Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses to adopt a family or make donations to meet the basic needs of those in our community. The children in each adopted family receive two gifts of basic necessities and two gifts of fun items. You can make a difference by:

  • Adopting a Family
  • Coordinate your neighborhood or office participation
  • Being a translator  (fluent in Spanish)
  • Transporting items on December 8th

Summer Foods Program

ADTH is participating in the Wake County Summer Foods Program, a USDA program that provides free, nutritious meals during the summer to children who receive free or reduced price meals during the school year.  Volunteers are needed to help serve meals and organize activities.  We served more than 600 meals last year!

Household Essentials Baskets (Wonderful group activity!)

Sometimes our families in need have difficulty affording basic necessities like laundry detergent, bath soap or deodorants.  We now have storage and can provide baskets full of household essentials. to our families-in-need year round! Can you help?

  • Coordinate a group to provide and assemble a minimum of five baskets
  • Donate funds to purchase contents of baskets
  • Shop for items and assemble baskets.

For more information, please see ADTH Essentials Baskets.pdf

Grocery Gift Cards

We have an ongoing need to provide families with gift cards to local grocery stores. You can help by purchasing and sending or dropping off gift cards to our office. Our favorite cards are to Food Lion, WalMart, and Target, in $20 or $25 denominations.

Annual Fundraiser

Each year, we hold a charity event at a local restaurant to benefit our Crisis Fund.  It is a fun event full of camaraderie and great food, all to benefit a good cause. Won’t you join us?

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    Household Essentials Baskets
    Our Lady of Lourdes assembles Essentials Baskets