Special Events

Throughout the year, Open Doors hosts or participates in special events that share our story and help raise funds to support the work we do every day.

If you’d like to learn more or include Open Doors in your event, contact Erin at emcdonough@opendoorsct.org or 203-866-1057 x129!

Sunday, November 20 - Waveny Park, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, 06840

It’s that time of year… the New Canaan Turkey Trot is back! For the past 19 years, students from the New Canaan area have organized an annual 5K run/walk to help provide funds for Open Doors over the busy holiday season.

Please join our neighbors who will be running for a reason at the New Canaan Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 20. The family-friendly, dog-friendly race is returning to Waveny Park. There are also options to participate from anywhere with a virtual 5K run or 1 mile walk.

You can register online for this year’s race through RunSignUp and follow the event on Instagram at @turkeytrotnewcanaan.

Homeless Persons' Memorial Service and Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 21, 4:30pm - Open Doors, 4 Merritt Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

In spite of all our efforts, the ravages of homelessness continue to affect people here in our community and across the country. December 21st is recognized as Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in the United States. It falls on the shortest day of the year, followed by the longest night, and is representative of the endless nights that someone might have if it were not for the care we provide together.

Each year, Open Doors hosts a short service to remember those who were lost and celebrate their lives.