Open Arms Care Center
Open Arms Care Center is a faith based non profit organization located in Gilbert Arizona.
Non Profit 501c(3)#86-1040036
Our mission is to serve the growing Gilbert community. Open Arms provides supplemental food and clothing to those in need regardless of age, race, religion, or national origin.
The Open Arms Care Center began as a ministry of Sun Valley Community Church in January of 2000. Our purpose was to provide food for the needy. In 2001 it became a separate nonprofit organization with a vision to add perishable foods and a clothing closet. We continue to operate with the help of volunteers from other churches and the community.
Open Arms is the only agency of its kind in the Town of Gilbert providing food and clothing to the homeless and less fortunate. Currently over 1,500 people per month are being assisted.
What we do would not be possible without volunteers and support from the community. Open Arms is 100% volunteer run. If you are interested in donating food, there are 2 large monthly food drives available to you. The second Sunday of every month a drive is held at Sun Valley, and the third Sunday is at Mission. Financial donations are used for rent and utilities and purchasing bulk food from the United Food Bank.
If you need supplemental food/clothing help, please visit the Get Assistance page for information about the Gilbert CAP office, which you will need to register with in order to receive ongoing assistance from Open Arms.
Volunteers are needed all the time, if you are interested in an opportunity to Volunteer in Gilbert, Open Arms has many options available. Please visit the volunteer page, call or stop by during open hours. If you are interested in volunteering at 2nd or 3rd Sunday food drives please contact Sun Valley or Mission.
God shows his love through his people and we see that happen at Open Arms all the time. Please share stories with us on our Facebook page, and check in from time to time as we will be sharing the amazing things God is doing in the lives of our clients and volunteers.
Open Arms Supporters Include:
– Mission Community Church
– Sun Valley Community Church
– Wonderful Mercy Church
– Sunrise Church of the East Valley
– Desert Cross Lutheran Church
– Evident Life Church
– United Food Bank
– Gilbert Schools
– Private Individuals
– Mon. and Wed. 1-3 p.m
– Tues. and Thurs. 9-11 a.m
– Tues. and Thurs. 6-8 p.m
– Sat. 9-11 a.m