Our Lady of Lourdes assembles

Essentials Baskets 

Household Essentials Baskets

Many times good people fall on hard times. Many of the "working poor" live paycheck-to-paycheck and do not have the extra resources to cover unexpected expenses. In most cases, these families do not qualify for government assistance and do not know where to turn for help.  


A Doorway to Hope offers several programs to assist  families.  Won't you get involved?  The positive impact is powerful and far reaching. Not just for those receiving, but for those giving.  Volunteer families who have been involved since the beginning have built strong relationships with their ‘adopted’ Christmas families and continue this long-standing holiday tradition. But most people are involved year round and help provide assistance anywhere possible. We are a 501c(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

Be a Volunteer

Want to Help?


We need you!  We have many ways you can get involved.  Check out our list of volunteer needs below and see if you want to be a part of our team.  If so, please send us a note at info@adoorwaytohope.org or fill out the form on the right.

Correspondence Chair
This person will work with the ADTH Board  to send  the majority of all the correspondence on behalf of ADTH.  This includes working closely with the VP of Finance to send thank you letters with donation receipts, as well as thank you letters to donors and volunteers, annual surveys to social workers and volunteers.  Time commitment: year round, but busiest times are October and early January.

Event Coordinator 
Are you detail oriented and super organized?  Our event coordinator works with ADTH Board to manage all aspects of the annual fundraising event. This person  manages the  team of volunteers specific to this event and coordinate efforts with publicity and correspondence chairs. Time commitment:  moderate during month prior to event.

Transporting Items
Throughout the year we encounter families with no beds or limited furniture.  We have been blessed with donors or partner agencies who supply the items, but often times we do not have a way to transport them.  We need volunteers who have vehicles to help on an as needed basis,

Many of the families we assist speak Spanish.  We always a have a need for volunteers to help make calls or translate written forms.


Are you handy with a camera and can edit photos for our website and social media?  We need you!

Storage Facility

We are in need of a storage facility to keep supplies for the Household Essentials Baskets.  If you have access to a storage facility, or would be willing to rent storage for our needs, please contact us.


Thanksgiving Baskets
ADTH works with St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, NC to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need.  We need the following volunteers:

  1. ​ Translators to make phone calls to families (fluent in Spanish)
  2. Project Manager

Angel Tree Program

Our Christmas campaign has helped numerous families in-need have a special Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses to adopt a family or make donations to meet the basic needs of those in our community. The children in each adopted family receive two gifts of basic necessities and two gifts of fun items. You can make a difference by: 
  1. Adopting a Family
  2. Coordinate your neighborhood or office participation
  3. Being a translator  (fluent in Spanish)

Household Essentials Baskets:
Sometimes our families-in need have difficulty affording basic necessities like laundry detergent, bath soap or deodorants.  At Christmas time, each of our adopted families receive a basket full of household essentials. Can you help?  We need someone to:

  1. Coordinate a group to provide and assemble a minimum of 10 baskets, or 
  2. Donate funds to purchase contents of baskets, or
  3. Shop for items and assemble baskets.

​For more information, please see ADTH Essentials Baskets.pdf

Grocery Gift Cards

We have an ongoing need to provide families with gift cards to local grocery stores. You can help by purchasing and sending or dropping off gift cards to our office.  Our favorite cards are to Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Krioger and Target, in $20 or $25 denominations.

Annual Fundraiser 
Each year, we hold a charity event at a local restaurant to benefit our Crisis Fund.  It is a fun event full of camaraderie and great food, all to benefit a good cause.  Won't you join us?  Would you like more information?