April 2024

Open Doors’ 40th Anniversary Gala Honors Community Supporter Brendan McGee of Brendan’s 101

Open Doors, a direct social service organization working to end homelessness in the greater Norwalk area, will be honoring community supporter Brendan McGee, founder and owner of Brendan’s 101, as its 2024 Luminary Award recipient during its 40th anniversary Gala and Auction on April 25.  This year marks four decades of Open Doors serving as a …

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DiMatteo Family, Two Shelton Businesses Deliver Easter Baskets to Open Doors

Following another successful year of their annual Easter Basket Drive, the DiMatteo family of Bethany is proud to announce the culmination of their initiative aimed at bringing joy to children in need during the Easter season. DiMatteo Group Financial Services, in partnership with Cross Insurance, two Shelton-based family businesses, co-sponsored this year’s drive throughout Fairfield …

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Norwalk’s Open Doors social services nonprofit marks 40 years of helping the community

Open Doors, a local social service nonprofit organization that runs the city’s homeless shelter, celebrated its 40th anniversary Wednesday. “Since its incorporation as the Norwalk Emergency Shelter in 1984, Open Doors has evolved to provide holistic supportive services and homelessness prevention resources to help thousands of residents in the greater Norwalk area achieve financial stability and success,” a statement …

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NCHS Junior Launches ‘Fashion Forward’ To Collect Prom Dresses for Open Doors in Norwalk

Last year, [Adelaide] Tuff held a clothing drive for the Open Doors “Community Closet,” a free store where families in need can shop for seasonal clothing, shoes and household necessities. She led an effort to collect 45 large bags of clothing—about 1,500 items for the Community Closet. This year, Tuff—who is interested in fashion—has a …

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