Donations are the fuel that keep The Open Door Ministries engine running. Donations of useable goods, materials, and food are gratefully accepted as are monetary donations. Donation receipts are available for tax purposes.


We are Sharin Care

About Sharin Care

Sharin Care is a fund designated to help relieve the financial burdens associated with medical and dental needs. For those who qualify, it can include but not be limited to assistance with co-pays & deductibles, pharmaceuticals, gas for medical appointments, and lodging for family members of patients who require care in a medical facility.

Sharon Queen Rathbone
Why Donate?

Why Donate?

To help others locally in your community who do not have the financial means to pay for necessary medical treatment.
Where to apply for assistance?

Where to apply for assistance?

Apply in person during the hours of 9:00am- 3:30pm at:

The Open Door
32 Commerce St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
Contact: Mindy Rathbone
(828) 452-3846

How can you help?

How can you help?

Monetary donations can be made by mailing a check to:

Sharin Care c/o The Open Door Ministry
32 Commerce St. Waynesville, NC 28786

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Sharon Queen Rathbone

Sharon was a strong, vibrant and courageous young woman. She was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County. Her humble upbringing undoubtedly made her the strong woman she became, with a desire to help others. She was the mother of two children Kali and Tyler Putnam and left behind a devoted husband, Ken.
HISTORY 11/26/64 ~ 1/28/12

HISTORY 11/26/64 ~ 1/28/12

In June 2011, Sharon was diagnosed with Chloangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile duct. Like so many others Sharon was unable to afford the treatment alone. Her family rose to the occasion and immediately began raising the money for her treatment. Unfortunately, Sharon’s cancer metastasized and sadly she lost her last fight to cancer.

The world lost a beautiful person, inside and out that January day! Sharon’s kind and giving spirit will live on in those she touched and in her family. Consistent with Sharon’s wishes, Gloria Trull (cousin and closest friend), has continued to strive to honor Sharon’s wish to help others increase accessibility to healthcare by establishing “Sharin Care”. Even in death, Sharon continues to help others!

The Open Door is honored to partner in this ministry and keep Sharon’s memory alive to those who come through our doors in need of assistance.

If you would like to learn more about this disease go to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

Sharin Care Donations

Donations are the fuel that keeps Sharin Care’s engine running. Monetary donations, sponsorship, and volunteers to assist during events are gratefully accepted.


“I have been so blessed to have the help I’ve been given by Sharin Care.  I have to travel to Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospital in Winston-Salem to see a specialist for a severe urological disease.  These appointments have to be frequent, as I have “external hardware” (as I like to call it), that keeps the symptoms at bay.  Sharin Care, through The Open Door, has helped with gas on a few of those trips, as well as a hotel room at the hospital’s affiliate hotel when I had to have surgery early in the morning.  I have no income and an 8 year old daughter, whom my mother watches during my surgeries and appointments.  I have no other help when I can’t manage to work it all out on my own.  If I hadn’t had the help from Sharin Care when I needed it, I would have missed very important appointments that take months to reschedule.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything!  You are both a blessing and a miracle in my life!”

Samantha Smith
Cancer has taught me so much about life and people. Mostly importantly, how loved I am. Through this I have been continuously amazed by the spirit and character of those whose support I have need and received. Thank you all in the name of Christ!


Sharon Queen Rathbone

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