Open Door is only able to exist thanks to the ongoing generous donations of time, food and money that we receive. If you would like to be part of making sure that everyone can receive a warm welcome and listening ear, then there are a number of ways that you can get involved.
We depend greatly on financial gifts to continue our work. Money that you donate will go directly towards helping people most in need in our town, ensuring that they have a safe space to come and be listened to and cared for.
To make a secure online donation to Open Door, please click the button below:
You can make a donation by sending a cheque payable to ‘Open Door – Colchester’ to Open Door Treasurer, Colchester Baptist Church, Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LS or hand it in to one of the team.
We can claim tax back on your donation if you pay sufficient tax and if you make a formal declaration.
If you would like to make a regular donation to the work of Open Door then please fill in our standing order form below along with the Gift Aid form if appropriate. Regular donations are especially helpful so that we can plan for the future. We also have a 2018 Appeal running.
Would you be willing to go sky diving, bungee jumping or run the Colchester half-marathon to raise money for Open Door? We’d be delighted to hear from you and can set up a fundraising page, please get in touch.
Open Door will gladly accept donations of food to serve at the drop-in-centre such as cereal, biscuits, tea and coffee. Non-perishable food such as tins, rice and pasta will also be gladly accepted although please phone ahead if you have larger amounts as we have limited storage.
Clothes and bedding should be donated to Beacon House.