Here are some opportunities for service that you can participate in during your time at Door of Faith. These are just a sampling of the types of activities available to you–there are many ways you can bless our kids and our community. If you have other ideas please let us know, we’re frequently surprised by people’s creativity.
Help With a Meal For Our Kids
Our cooks prepare more than 300 meals per day. By making breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert your group can give our cooks a much-deserved break! When you commit to prepare a meal, we ask that you do everything: cook, serve, and clean up afterward. Our team will assist you in setting up and answer any questions that you have. You should plan enough food for about 110 people (DOFO kids, staff, and volunteers) plus however many are in your group.
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner (BBQ, pasta, sandwiches, pancakes, etc)
To help you plan, typically groups bring the following items when preparing lunch or dinner BBQ:
- Meat (Hot dogs, hamburgers)
- Condiments (Mayo, Ketchup)
- Fruit (Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Watermelon, etc.)
- Drinks (box drinks, powdered drink mix)
- Paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, utensils)
- Lighter Fluid
Another option for lunch or dinner is to sponsor a pizza party. We can arrange for a local pizzeria to make pizzas on site at the orphanage–always a popular event with our kids! Please contact us about pricing.
Activities with Our Kids
Our kids are our first priority here at Door of Faith and no matter what you accomplish during your stay, the most important thing you can do is love on our kids. Whether you spend your time in the nursery holding babies or playing a game of soccer with our teens, you have made a difference in our kids’ lives. Here are a few ways to have fun and interact with the kids at Door of Faith:
- Sidewalk chalk drawing
- Organized crafts
- Face and nail painting
- Soccer games
- Jumping rope
- Water fights (in the summer)
- Bounce houses (can be rented in town for approx. $60)
- Your own ideas!!
On-Site Work Projects
In our family of 100 children, there is always something in need of repair! We have projects for all levels of skill, ranging from painting to construction. Here are a sampling of projects that your group could get involved with:
- Painting rocks (used for walkways, driveways etc.) – great for kids!
- Painting inside and outside of buildings
- Painting benches
- Hanging drywall
- Electrical/plumbing work
- Cement work
If your group is interested in doing work projects on site, please contact us with your dates, skill level or special talents, and if you have funding for the project, so that we can plan ahead.