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january 18, 2018
As we enter a new year, we are looking to hire a number of staff positions, from Still Waters Housing all the way to the Learning Center! Do you have a heart for service and ministry - or know someone who would be a great fit for Open Door? Please help us spread the word as we hire for the following positions:
Assistant Teacher - (part-time) Assist lead teacher in operating Open Door Learning Center.
Drop-In Center Program Facilitator - work directly with youth in our community by running after school drop-in center.
Esther House Assistant Director - (full-time) Assist Esther House Director in running Esther House, a transitional home for women coming out of the sex trade.
Learning Center ECE Teacher - (full-time) Plan and implement curriculum at the Open Door Learning Center, must be ECE qualified.
School Age Assistant Teacher & Cook - (full-time) Assist in everyday operations of Open Door Learning Center, plan and prepare meals and snacks for students.
Treasure House Assistant Director - (full-time) Assist Treasure House Director in running Treasure House, a transitional home for single moms with young children.
To apply or inquire about these positions, please visit odmdenver.org/staff-openings for more information.
Also, we are excited to announce that once the final totals were in, we learned that Open Door finished 2017 financially in the black! We ended the year with less expenses than anticipated and are grateful to God that we are able to start 2018 in a financially strong place. Thank you to all who partnered with us to make this a reality.
How did we end 2017?
January 10, 2018
We have many people to thank for helping us come so close to meeting our year-end need. Yesterday we received more gifts in the mail from 2017, bringing us only $45,000 short of our $630,000 goal. We praise the Lord for this amazing outpouring.
So what does that mean? In short, it means that we have $45,000 less in our reserves now than we had on January 1st, 2017. As a result, we are taking a look at our 2018 budget and will be making some adjustments to accommodate the shortfall. It does not mean that we have to borrow funds to continue operating. We have about 3-4 months funding in our reserves, which is typical for us at this time of year.
We are encouraged that we raised more funds in 2017 than we did in 2016, and continue to grow as more people join the journey with us. The anticipated 2018 budget is larger than the 2017 budget even if we make some adjustments, so we invite you to partner with us in 2018 as we continue to step out in faith and impact our community in new ways.
We are even more excited about what God will do in 2018 as we prepare to open Te Veo House for 10 homeless women in May and start our ministry on Denver’s Westside.
We invite you to continue to invest with us as we move into 2018.
$98,000 To Go!
December 31, 2017
This is the last day to help us finish 2017 in the black! Let’s end well as we celebrate all that God has done at ODM this year.
Please consider an online gift today by clicking here. Then, spread the word on social media, at church, or at your New Year Eve’s party.
We are so close to meeting this need!
PS. Don’t forget about the 50% & 25% CO state tax credits. They are an amazing tax savings!
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