Our Lady of Lourdes assembles

Essentials Baskets 

Household Essentials Baskets

Get Involved!

Want to Help?

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.

We have more than 200 active volunteers serving the working poor in our community.


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.

Fundraising Coordinator 
We are looking for someone to manage fundraising events such as charity shopping events, "Give Back" nights at restaurants and more!  Time commitment: 2-3 small events a year.

Grant Writer

Do you have experience in writing grants seeking funding for non profit organizations?  We need you!

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.

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!


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:

-Adopting a Family 
-Coordinate your neighborhood or office participation
-Being a translator  (fluent in Spanish)

-Transporting items on December 8th

Summer Foods Program
ADTH is participating in the Wake County Summer Foods Program, a USDA program that provides free, nutritious meals during the summer to children who receive free or reduced price meals during the school year.  Volunteers are needed to help serve meals and organize activities.  We served more than 600 meals last year!

Household Essentials Baskets (Wonderful group activity!!)
Sometimes our families-in need have difficulty affording basic necessities like laundry detergent, bath soap or deodorants.  We now have storage and can provide baskets full of household essentials. to our families-in-need year round!  Can you help?  

- Coordinate a group to provide and assemble a minimum of five baskets, or 

- Donate funds to purchase contents of baskets, or

- 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, WalMart, 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?