The workers and volunteers of the Omaha Open Door Mission are hard at work preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas this holiday season.

Volunteers on November 24 worked throughout the day to bag lunches and clean the Mission’s kitchen in preparation for the organization’s Thanksgiving meal. Volunteer groups from Bellevue University basketball and UNO were busy all afternoon. About 120 volunteers from every walk of life will assist with the meal on Thanksgiving.

Chris Morris, Open Door Mission’s Volunteer and Partner Director, said the organization is also working hard to collect toys for area children. She said the Mission hopes to collect, bag and distribute over six thousand toys before December 18.

The Open Door Mission is having trouble collecting enough toys this season. Those interested in donating toys should check out the organization’s Web site. The video below includes a brief description of what toys are needed most.

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