About Us

About Us

Founded in 2015 as the first furniture bank on Long Island, Open Door Exchange connects donated furniture to individuals and families in need at no cost. We believe that furniture is necessary to building a safe and comfortable home for all. 

 

We accept donated furnishings from our local community and display them in our Port Jefferson Station warehouse. Our guests are offered the dignity of selecting their own furnishings. No one who visits us is ever required to prove their level of need.  

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Our Story

When our founder and pastor Kate Jones-Calone took a trip in 2014 to a Maryland furniture bank, she was inspired by its impact on the local community. After returning home, Kate saw the need for a place like this on Long Island. So she gathered some friends around a kitchen table and got to work. 

Open Door Exchange was created in 2015 as an outreach mission of the Setauket Presbyterian Church. We have grown from a small storage locker of furniture and a handful of dedicated volunteers to a warehouse with a full-fledged crew.

 

We are so grateful to those who have dedicated their hard work and open hearts to make this dream a reality. 

 
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Our Clients

Open Door Exchange is unique in its dedication to provide services to all clients at no cost.  We are fully prepared to meet the diverse needs of our community. Whether that be a family experiencing financial hardship, a veteran transitioning out of homelessness, or a young mother in need of assistance, ODE welcomes everyone with open arms. 

Our clients are never required to prove their level of need before accessing services. We believe in maintaining dignity and respect throughout the furniture selection process. 

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