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!

Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 16 - virtual donation drive

Our neighbors at Beverage King in Norwalk are working with us on an incredible virtual donation drive!  This year, Blankets for Bourbon has both an Amazon wishlist of winter needs and a financial donation drive.

“‘Tis again the season of both giving and being thankful, and of course the release of some of the year’s most coveted whiskeys. For this holiday season, we are again working with the incredibly dedicated people at Open Doors. As has been the case in prior years, we expect that our Whiskey community will push the success of this year’s event to new levels and rally together to help our neighbors in need.”

There are opportunities to receive some special bottles, but this is also a great way to make a difference over the holiday season even if you’re not a bourbon or whiskey fan.

You can see all the details on how to participate at https://beveragekingct.com/events (separate sections for information on donating goods or dollars!)  You can also follow Beverage King on Instagram at @beverage_king to stay up to date on all the Blankets for Bourbon 2022 details.

Sunday, December 11 - Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton, 06897

The Feeding 500 team is holding their very first Holiday Hustle 5K race!  

Please help support Open Doors and the incredible students who are making a difference in our community by joining this fun holiday event.

You can sign up online and follow Feeding 500 on Instagram at @feeding500.

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.