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Open Doors team members distribute Thanksgiving meal baskets to the community
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Erin McDonough

How Norwalk groups combat hunger this Thanksgiving

Open Doors was proud to distribute more than 225 Thanksgiving food baskets to low-income households in the community, including a turkey and all the fixings for the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes to be made at home.  Open Doors staff and volunteers also held Thanksgiving dinner at the Smilow Life Center so that people could celebrate

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Erin McDonough

2021 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Check out what’s happening at Open Doors! Learn more about our Feeding 500 student leadership group Hear from a family who moved from emergency shelter to a home of their own Celebrate Corky and Jill’s Discovery Center And save the date for special events! Read the Open Doors 2021 Fall/Winter newsletter

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Erin McDonough

0684-Radi0 interview with Feeding 500 founder Oliver Tuff

This week on 0684-Radi0, NewCanaanite.com’s free podcast, they talk to New Canaan High School junior Oliver Tuff, founder and president of Feeding 500. Since its founding last year, Feeding 500 has drawn dozens of NCHS and Darien High School students who raise money for the food program at Open Doors in Norwalk. Upcoming events that the organization is supporting include food drives at NCHS

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Open Doors executive director Michele Conderino and News12 team in emergency shelter dorm
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Erin McDonough

Connecticut’s homeless shelters still facing challenges of COVID-19

Emergency shelters are still facing the challenges of keeping people safe through COVID, and providers need the support of the community and our elected officials to help people through the winter months.  News 12 Connecticut spoke with our executive director, Michele Conderino, about some of these challenges. https://connecticut.news12.com/connecticut-s-homeless… Please help advocate for your neighbors dealing

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Erin McDonough

2021 Spring Newsletter

Check out what’s happening at Open Doors!  Meet the staff members who lead key programs, including our Financial Opportunity Center, food programs, street outreach, and After School Buddies.  Learn more about our expanded model, which focuses on three pillars of homelessness prevention, homeless services, and housing stability. Read the Open Doors 2021 Spring newsletter

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Tuesday, 8/13, 1-3pm: Clothing donations accepted!

One Day Only! Clothing donations Drop-off time: Tuesday, August 13 – 1pm to 3pm ONLY Smilow Life Center back entrance, 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, CT  06854 Thank you for helping to fill the racks! Please respect the dignity of our clients and donate only items you would be comfortable giving to a friend or family

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