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

Locations

Thrift Store and Outreach Program Owego NY

Tioga County Open Door Mission (Owego, NY)

Owego Hours
Donations accepted Monday through Saturday from 9AM-4PM.

Our Outreach Department, which includes our food pantry,  is open 10-Noon, and 1-4:30 every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The food pantry is also open every Saturday from 10AM-Noon.

Our Thrift Store is open 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 $12.50! 2 bags per customer--some items excluded.
*We welcome donations, and a truck is available for pick-up of furniture and appliance donations.  Other items can be dropped off at our covered donation area outside of our thrift shop between the hours of 9AM and 4:00PM.

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

 

Another Door Opens Church and Community Center

Another Door Opens Church and Community Center

95 Church Street, Lockwood, New York

Lockwood Hours:

Our renovations are now complete!   In lieu of a food pantry, a bag of groceries is available to those in need the third Friday of each month from 10AM-1PM.  The new community room offers meeting space for recovery, community, and non-profit groups. Another Door Opens can also be rented for religious services, family events, community meals, rummage sales, and weddings.   We look forward to sharing this space with the community!
Book your event today by calling 607-687-1121.  There is no fee to rent the space; but we respectfully ask for donations towards the upkeep of the building.
 
Address: Lockwood, New York
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- 8:30AM-5PM
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-8:00pm
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 a cup of delicious Finger Lakes coffee, or choose from a variety of tasty snacks to munch on as you browse the collection of books, jewelry, artwork, and household items.

Our popular 'Open Mic' night, an alternative to the bar scene,is on Saturday afternoons.  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!

We are always offering fun activities at The Red Door.  From game nights to movie nights, we're always doing something for the community!

We will gratefully accept donations every Friday at the Red Door during opening hours.  We accept gently used furniture, clothing, knick knacks, appliances, kitchenware, and so much more!  Be sure to check out our Do Not Accept list on our website under the "Give Today" heading before you come. 
 
Address: 359 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Phone: 607-249-6062

Meet Our Staff

Hollie Shoemaker

Hollie Shoemaker

Store Coordinator Red Door

Donna Jantz

Donna Jantz

Merchandise Coordinator

Bill Sackett

Bill Sackett

Outreach Coordinator

Justin Bloss

Justin Bloss

Store Coordinator-Owego

Virginia Palmiter

Virginia Palmiter

Children's Clothing, Jewelry

Michael Loomis

Michael Loomis

Cashier/Warehouse

Jessica Sink

Jessica Sink

The Red Door

Dawn Bourton

Dawn Bourton

Outreach Assistant Coordinator

Kaleigh Kormos

Kaleigh Kormos

Cashier/Warehouse

Jacob Mosier

Jacob Mosier

Warehouse

Stacey Stocks

Stacey Stocks

Warehouse, Cashier

Walt Adams

Walt Adams

Warehouse