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February 27 – Make a difference for families in need!

Your donation for Fairfield County’s Giving Day is making a difference for families in need! https://www.fcgives.org/organizations/open-doors Do you want to help children overcome the challenges of homelessness? Families come to Open Doors for shelter and the support they need to transition into their own homes. While parents work with our case management team on an

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April 30 – Open Doors Gala and Auction

This year’s annual Open Doors Gala and Auction will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Woodway Country Club. The signature event helps Open Doors provide shelter, support, and a plan for success to people who are dealing with poverty and homelessness. Join us for this year’s Gala or learn more at http://opendoorsct.givesmart.com/, and

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December 20 – Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service

December 20 – Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service Open Doors will hold a short service at 7:00pm on Friday, December 20 outside Open Doors’ Smilow Life Center to read the names of the clients and former clients who have passed away this year. Please join us in remembrance. At these events, we remember those who have

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November 12: Poets’ Friendsgiving!

Ezra Lovecroft’s Friendsgiving open mic night is a great way to give back and to hear some incredible artists! Tuesday, November 12, 6-10pm Millstone Farm 180 Millstone Road, Wilton, CT 06897 $10 per person to benefit Open Doors BYO beverages and snacks

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November 17 – Be part of the New Canaan Turkey Trot!

Get ready for Thanksgiving with a short run around New Canaan two Sundays before the holiday! This is the 16th annual 5K organized by local students and their families to help support the mission of Open Doors. The event is family-friendly, (leashed) dog-friendly, and a great way to come together and run for a reason!

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The Hour: Food stamp changes creates new challenge for Norwalk shelter

[Open Doors’ Executive Director Michele] Conderino said the shelter’s kitchen offers three meals each day while their pantry is open five days a week. She said they’re preparing in case more families come to the pantry if they lose their SNAP assistance. Conderino also said they’ve noticed a trend both locally and across the country

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