Open Door Mission

Candlewood Church Hosts Critical Needs Drive for Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 917 safe, shelter beds to people experiencing homelessness, serves over 4,747 nutritious meals to feed the hungry, and provides homeless preventive resources to more than 1,000 people living in poverty to empower them to remain in their own homes.


Candlewood Church regularly supports Open Door Mission through prayer, service, and financial contributions, because of the parallel vision and mission to see lives changed with the love and generosity of Jesus Christ. Due to COVID-19, many people are finding themselves in very difficult financial situations, which has resulted in an increased need for many items for the Open Door Mission to serve the needy during this time.


What you can do


If you’d like to join us in collecting donations for Open Door Mission, please bring any of the items listed below to Candlewood Church (5051 F St.) on Wednesday April 15th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


When you arrive, practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6 feet between people, and place your items on the tables of the Multi-Purpose Room (enter through the South door). Please do not come to the building if you have been sick or have been in contact with someone who has been sick.


Open Door Mission Critical Needs List


  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
  • Lysol Aerosol Spray
  • Boxes of Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Snacks for Kids
  • Coloring Books (for Kids and Adults), Colored Pencils, and Crayons
  • Craft Kits for School-Aged Kids
  • School supplies 
  • Pasta/Noodles/Rice
  • Salad Dressing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sliced Bread
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cold Cereal
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Bottled Water

Why donate items to Open Door Mission?


This is a great opportunity to generously bless those in need during this difficult time. We believe God is on the throne and in control during this uncertain time, and our prayer is that we would be people who put love into action and bring Hope to the needy and vulnerable. As we are reminded in Matthew 25:40, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”


Addition Information 


If you have any questions, please email Brett and Emilee Brandl at

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