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.
Furniture can be dropped off by appointment at our warehouse. Our warehouse is located at 200 Wilson Street, Building G, Port Jefferson Station. To reach the warehouse, drive into the parking lot for the Port Jeff Business Center, and continue around to the back side of the complex. Our warehouse is a standalone building behind the business center and Fun 4 All. Please text us at 641-743-0633 if you have trouble finding the warehouse!
Furniture 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.
At this time, we do not accept the following items: used mattresses, televisions, appliances, executive-size desks, large entertainment units or hutches, outdoor furniture, sleeper sofas, pianos, or cribs.
If you are interested in dropping furniture off or scheduling a pick up, please call us at (631) 751-0176 or email us at email@example.com.
To donate by check, you can write a check to "Setauket Presbyterian Church" with "ODE" in the memo line and send it to: Open Door Exchange, c/o Setauket Presbyterian Church, 5 Caroline Ave., Setauket, NY 11733. If you would like to designate the donation for our mattress fund, simply write "ODE Mattresses" in the memo line.
A gift of $25 could help us pay the electric bill on our warehouse. A gift of $60 could fill the gas tank on our truck. A gift of $88 is enough to purchase a mattress and box spring for a child in need of a bed. $2000 would cover the rent on our warehouse for one month. $180/month would mean that one person a month will receive a new mattress.
Please consider making a recurring donation through our online donations.
Any amount you can contribute is critical to sustaining this program and is truly appreciated. Secure online donations can be made by clicking below.
Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-751-0176
if you are interested in volunteering!
We welcome individual volunteers and groups.
PICK UP RUN
At least twice a month, we send a group of volunteers out into the community to pick-up donated furniture from homes. We handle all the scheduling and will provide you with a volunteer coordinator for the day. You provide a group of energetic volunteers!
WORK IN THE WAREHOUSE
Furniture moves in and out of our warehouse very quickly. We need lots of help receiving donations, cleaning furniture, deciding how to organize it, and greeting clients. Our warehouse offers hands-on service experience with or without heavy lifting!
Can you type information into a simple database? Do you enjoy writing thank you letters, designing promotional materials, or making phone calls? We’d love your help!
We do not charge for any of our services, so we rely entirely on grants and contributions to support our work. If you have strong writing skills or experience in grant writing, you can help us keep our doors open!
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