HEREFORD OPEN DOOR
We are open Mondays and Thursdays, 8.00am - 10.00am, and Fridays 8am - 9am, at St. Peters Church House, St Peter’s Square, Hereford, HR1 2PG.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, please do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Hereford Open Door,
3 Bedford Street,
A big thank you to all our volunteers and donors for Xmas@HOD.
Over 120 hot dinners served during the 5 days we were open.
We are always overwhelmed by your generosity of time, clothes, food, etc. Our limited storage space is now full and we are no longer accepting further donations at this time.
If you are interested in volunteering for Xmas 2019, please contact us by the end of October 2019 to avoid disappointment.
HOW YOU CAN HELP...
We rely totally on donations of money, volunteer’s time and food. Without the commitment and generosity of volunteers our charity would not exist.
We always appreciate any form of help whether it’s making a cake once, or long term help on the monthly rota.
Please use the moneygiving button below:
or call in to Open Door on a Monday or Thursday 8 - 10am.
You can also get in touch with the treasurer on
01432 278328 or email@example.com
BECOME A VOLUNTEER...
We have a monthly rota for volunteers. Each session has a team of 5 which includes a team leader, cook and 3 volunteers who make sandwiches, toast, wash up, tidy up, mop the floor, chat to guests etc.
Our rota secretary sends out an appeal for help each month then puts together a rota which in most cases is sent out by email.
If you are interested in helping and want to find out more please contact Mary on 01432 278328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT WE DO...
We open every Monday and Thursday, 8am till 10am, at St. Peter’s Church House and offer a cooked breakfast and packed lunch to take away.
On Fridays we serve bacon/egg rolls, toast and hot drinks from 8am - 9am.
Laundry and shower facilities are available. We also keep a stock of clothes, shoes, sleeping bags and tents. There is no charge for these services.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
Hereford Open Door started in 1996 to provide some comfort at Christmas for homeless and needy people. The project proved a huge success and also demonstrated a real need for a year round initiative, so we quickly opened the drop-in centre every week throughout the year.
While guests come and go as their circumstances might improve or they move on, there are always others in need to take their place. Our existence relies on the generosity of individuals, local businesses and churches to whom we are grateful.
In loving memory of Sandie Taylor.
Sandie was our Vice-Chairperson and had been working with Open Door from its very early days. Very sadly, in December 2011, Sandie passed away.
Sandie is sorely missed by all the team and visitors. She was such a loving person, who cared deeply for our homeless community in Hereford. Sandie always enjoyed speaking with the visitors every week to check on their wellbeing and was keen to help in any way she could to make sure everyone was happy.
GET IN TOUCH
On the list below are the non-perishable items that we use all year round and you can donate at any time.
Instant coffee • Cooking oil • Tinned meat • Tuna • Mayonnaise • Chutney • Baked beans • Sugar • Jam • Marmalade • Ketchup • Chocolate biscuits (penguin type) • Brown sauce • Washing up liquid • Laundry tablets (non bio) • Pan scourers (not steel) • J cloths • Foil • Cling film • Disposable razors • Combs • Hairbrushes • Socks • Shoes / Boots • Mugs • Sleeping bags • Tents • Bath towels • Tea towels • T-shirts (good condition)
Please get in touch if you are considering donating Items as we have little storage space.
Wrapped gifts are unsuitable as we have to open and check them.
WELCOME TO HEREFORD OPEN DOOR
WHO WE ARE...
Hereford Open Door is a local independent charity. The constitution of Hereford Open Door was adopted in December 1997 and we have been operating every week since then.
We provide a hot breakfast and a packed lunch to the homeless and people in need, including those in temporary or sub-standard accommodation, and somewhere where people can meet their friends in a friendly welcoming environment.
We treat everyone who walks through our ‘Open Door’ with the same respect, compassion and support. We do not employ any staff, everyone is a volunteer and covered by Open Door's insurance.
Open Door does not provide accommodation; if you are rough sleeping, or are aware of someone who is rough sleeping within the Herefordshire area, please contact StreetLink on 0300 500 0914. www.streetlink.org.uk
Pop in to see us on Mondays or Thursdays
from 8am - 10am, or Fridays 8am - 9am at
St. Peters Church House,
(next to St. Peters Church),
St. Peter’s Square,
Every MONDAY & THURSDAY
8.00am - 10.00am
and every FRIDAY 8.00am -9.00am
at St. Peter's Church House
Cooked breakfasts are shared
with those who need it most,
in a warm, safe, friendly atmosphere.
Hereford Open Door
Next to St. Peters Church
St Peter’s Square
Ian - 01432 278328
Mike - 01432 264482
Hereford Open Door is a registered charity:
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