Our Mission

Our mission is simple. We strive to provide support, both physically and spiritually, to the homeless, disadvantaged, and working poor of our community.

What We Do

What We Do

The Tioga County Open Door Mission is a faith based organization and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Mission and its second location, The Red Door, have provided housing, clothing, food and other financial assistance to the disadvantaged and needy families in Tioga County and surrounding areas since 1968. The Mission supports the shelter and all of its outreach programs through the proceeds from its two thrift stores, grants, and private donations.

Ways You Can Help

  • Shop in our thrift store, each purchase supports our Outreach programs, food pantry and homeless shelter
  • Donate clothing or any household items to our thrift stores
  • Donate your scrap metal (we recycle)
  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate food to our pantry
  • Give a monetary donation (For every dollar we can buy 7 lbs of food for a family in need)
  • Say a prayer


Thrift Store and Outreach Program Owego NY

Tioga County Open Door Mission (Owego, NY)

Owego Hours
Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:30am-5:00pm, Thursday 8:30-8:00pm

Our thrift shop offers 10,000 square feet of shopping! We have clothing bag sales on Tuesdays from 11AM -2PM, and on Thursday nights from 5-7:30 PM. Grab a fabric bag from the front counter and fill it with clothing for just $10! 2 bags per customer--some items excluded.
*We welcome donations, and a truck is available for pick-up of furniture and appliance donations.

Address: 425 North Ave., Owego, NY 13827
Phone: 607-687-1121

The Red Door Thrift Store and Community Center (Waverly, NY)

The Red Door Thrift Store and Community Center (Waverly, NY)

Waverly Hours:
Monday- Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

We are open for your enjoyment! Our staff has recently renovated our shop, enlarging the cafe/meeting area. Come check out our new fresh look! Shop, visit with friends, or get on the WIFI... it's just a really cool place.

Enjoy coffee, pastries, and popcorn as you browse the collection of books, jewelry, artwork, and household items.

Fridays are 'Open Mic' nights, an alternative to the bar scene. Everyone can bring their own instruments and jam together!
We also offer meeting space both upstairs and down for recovery and organizational meetings. If your group needs a space to gather, get in touch with us!
Address: 359 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Phone: 607-249-6062

Meet Our Staff

Mary Sobol

Mary Sobol

Executive Director

Mary Sobol has been the director of the Mission since 2006. She is active in both locations and always greets everyone she meets with a smile. Although Mary is a fantastic director, many would say their favorite talent of hers is her delicious cooking! Mary makes lunch for the staff, volunteers and homeless residents everyday. No matter what happens Mary can always keep the staff laughing.

Donna Jantz

Donna Jantz

Assistant Director

Donna Jantz has had a long relationship with the Mission. She has been involved with the organization for over 25 years. Most of the time you will find Donna in the parking lot on the fork lift before you will find her in the office--she is not afraid of getting a little dirty! Donna keeps the Mission going every day with her organization, hard work, passion and sense of humor.

Joyce Terwilliger

Office/Accounting Manager