WAREHOUSE UPDATE DUE TO COVID-19
Dear Friends of Open Door Exchange,
When I reached out last week I informed you of the decision to close the warehouse for appointments, drop offs, and pick ups until March 20th. After considering the current situation we find ourselves in, the ODE warehouse will remain closed until April 15th. I will continue to be in touch as we learn more about reopening or an extension of this date.
We are wired to show up for our community and to close is not an easy decision; however, our goal is to keep all of our volunteers and clients safe and protected. We will continue to assess the situation and make a determination as to when it will be best to re-open. We will keep you up to date as decisions are made. If there are any other ways you need support during this time - please reach out! Our phone number and email will continue to be monitored. Please be sure to like our Facebook Page for updates and sharing during this time.
I was talking to a director of a community based organization in our neighborhood yesterday and he said, "The way people can help us right now is to be on call, but to stop arriving at our doors." Please know that we are in touch with our colleagues throughout the community and are on call to provide food and other essentials if and when it is required.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we make our way together through these times.
Peace to you and yours,
Rev. Ashley McFaul-Erwin
...on behalf of the ODE Team
OPEN DOOR EXCHANGE
We believe that furniture is an often-overlooked essential for people who are seeking stability and a better future.
Furniture allows a family to eat together sitting at a table.
Furniture gives children a place to do homework.
Furniture provides the opportunity to invite guests into one’s home.
Furniture is necessary for a good night’s sleep.
Too many families on Long Island are living in homes without the most basic furniture, and many people have furniture to share. Through one open door into another equals good environmental stewardship!
Founded in January 2015, we are an outreach program of the Setauket Presbyterian Church that seeks to redistribute good quality furniture to those in need. We accept donations of essential household furnishings and offer them free of charge to individuals who need assistance turning their living space into a comfortable home. We partner with other Long Island nonprofits, who refer recipients to us. Rather than being unnecessarily discarded, good furniture is given new life, benefiting both our neighbors and our environment. Our warehouse is located in Port Jefferson Station. Individuals and families referred to us can make an appointment to come to the warehouse and choose the furniture that they need. We offer the dignity of selecting one’s own furnishings.
The Answers You Need
DO YOU CHARGE A FEE FOR YOUR SERVICES?
No, all of our services are provided free of charge.
DO YOU PICK UP?
Yes, pick-ups are scheduled two times per month, usually on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. We will pick up furniture from locations north to south between Mt. Sinai-Patchogue Rd. and Rt. 111. Furniture to be picked-up must be either outside the house or easily accessible in a garage. We cannot move furniture from within a home.
DO YOU DELIVER?
No, we do not deliver apart from under exceptional circumstances. Once furniture has been chosen you will have two weeks to arrange to pick up your items.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PICK UP?
Please contact us using the information below to schedule a pick up.
WHAT ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept donations of basic household furniture in good condition. We are especially in need of:
Basic living room furniture
Small kitchen tables and chairs
At this time, we do not accept the following items:
Large entertainment units or hutches