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April 27, 2018
2018 Open Doors Gala


Open Doors honored Jeff Erdmann and Rick Kleeman as its 2018 Luminary Award recipients during its annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, April 26. This year marks Open Doors 35th anniversary as a community resource that works with people who …

April 08, 2018
New Canaan Country School Holds 4th Annual Kyle A. Markes Day of Service


Members of the ninth grade class led more than 300 New Canaan Country School students and their parents to serve the wide-ranging needs of 13 local non-profit organizations this weekend. They were participating in the fourth annual Kyle A. Markes …

March 30, 2018
The Hour: Open Door feeds families for Easter

Barbara Thorne, who has been helping distribute Easter dinners for roughly eight years, said her grandson loved volunteering to pack the bags and seeing how many he could carry at once. As for her, “My favorite part is Frank. … …

November 14, 2017
The Hour: Turkey run benefits The Open Door Shelter


Schwartz and a group of others walked and ran with 16 turkeys last year from Endurance House, on West Avenue and Merwin Street, to the Open Door Shelter and back. This year, with donations from Salons by JC, Sadona Taphouse …

November 03, 2017
The Hour: Open Door Shelter opens new Smilow Life Center


Six months after construction began, the sparkling new Open Door Shelter facility was complete. Named the Smilow Life Center, the former glue-trap factory had been transformed into 14 apartments for homeless and working poor individuals, two medical respite units, a …