Dine on the Door2023-04-12T16:02:16-04:00

Each November, we gather as a community to celebrate the lives changed through the ministry of the Open Door. We are pleased to announce that on November 14, 2023, we will host our annual Dine on the Door fundraiser and live auction at The H Hotel. 

I Want to Attend!



Mark your calendars today and make plans to join us on Tuesday, November 14 for Dine on the Door 2023. Whether you choose to spend lunch or dinner with us this year, you’ll still have the same amazing opportunity to witness the lives changed through your partnership with Open Door. 


Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal and meet the community behind the Open Door. You’ll hear a brief presentation, including a testimonial from a shelter guest, and you’ll learn how you can partner with the Open Door to wisely love and lead broken and complex individuals toward new life in Christ. And finally, you and your friends will enjoy an entertaining live auction, led by the voice of Dow Diamond, Jerry O’Donnell.  


How Can I Purchase a Ticket?2023-04-04T09:10:12-04:00

You can purchase tickets online here. After purchasing a ticket, your name is added to our entrance list at the door to the event; you will not receive a physical ticket. One less thing for you to remember on your way to Dine on the Door!

Who Can Sponsor Dine on the Door?2023-04-04T09:09:59-04:00

Anyone! Dine on the Door sponsorships are provided by individuals, families, churches, businesses and everything in between. Each event sponsorship comes with two complimentary tickets and promotion opportunities in print and on social media.

What Is a Table Sponsorship?2023-04-04T09:09:43-04:00

A table sponsorship is available to purchase to offset the cost of ten tickets for attendees. If you choose to sponsor a table, you may use those ten tickets to invite guests of your choice to enjoy the event at no cost to them, or you may donate the tickets back to the Open Door. Every table sponsorship, similarly to event sponsorships, comes with promotion opportunities in print and on social media.

What’s the Distinction Between the Luncheon or Dinner Event?2023-04-04T09:09:29-04:00

The luncheon option is designed to fit within the framework of a one-hour lunch break, so it’s a great choice for individuals with busy schedules. It’s also the perfect opportunity to invite colleagues or other professional connections and introduce them to the incredible community work of the Open Door. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, a brief presentation, and a short live auction facilitated by Jerry O’Donnell, the voice of Dow Diamond. 

The dinner option is a fantastic choice for someone who has a little extra time to enjoy a night of food, fun and philanthropy. You’ll still enjoy a gourmet dinner provided by The H Hotel, a brief presentation, and a short live auction run by Jerry O’Donnell, the voice of Dow Diamond – but for the past two years, we’ve also highlighted local chefs in cooking competition for your enjoyment as you eat. 

Whichever option you choose, you will still witness the impact of the life-transforming work happening right here in Midland at the Open Door so, whether lunch or dinner, there is no bad choice! 

How Long is the Event?2023-04-04T09:09:14-04:00

The luncheon event runs exactly one hour; the dinner event runs one and a half hours.

Is There a Dress Code?2023-04-04T09:08:59-04:00

As many individuals attend Dine on the Door during their lunch hour or after work, we recommend dressing in business casual attire.

How Does the Auction Work?2023-04-04T09:08:44-04:00

A live auction takes place at the very end of the luncheon and dinner events, with Jerry O’Donnel, the voice of Dow Diamond, acting as auctioneer. No paddles are provided, but spotters are on standby within the crowd to search for raised hands. All you need to do is raise your voice and raise your hand to make your bid known.

What Items Are Up for Auction This Year?2023-04-04T09:08:32-04:00

We will announce the items up for auction closer to the event date – keep in touch with us by following our Facebook page or signing up for our email newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Can I Pre-Bid on Auction Items?2023-04-04T09:08:11-04:00

Unfortunately, we do not accept pre-bids on live auction items; all bidding must take place in person at Dine on the Door during the live auction presentation.

Can I Donate an Auction Item?2023-04-04T09:07:59-04:00

We’re always looking for new and exciting ideas for our auction pieces – please email us at office@midlandopendoor.org to offer an item or service for our fundraiser.

What If I Purchase a Ticket, But I Need to Cancel?2023-04-04T08:56:38-04:00

We’ve all been there. If, for some reason, you purchase a ticket or even a sponsorship before learning you are unable to attend, please call our office at 989-835-2291 or email us at office@midlandopendoor.org.

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