Alex H. – Open Doors for Refugees

Author: Alex H.

Home / Alex H.
Open Doors Info Meeting
Post

Open Doors Info Meeting

What is Open Doors currently working on? And how can I help? Come meet several ODFR volunteers and other refugee-interested folks at the Pinney Library Community Room to answer these questions and more! June 29, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm This will be the first in-person indoors event hosted by Open Doors since the...

June 16, 2022June 17, 2022by
World Refugee Day 2022
Post

World Refugee Day 2022

This is an in-person event to celebrate World Refugee Day with Jewish Social Services and Open Doors for Refugees.Masks are required. At 5:30pm, enjoy light snacks and refreshments and browse international tables about the cultures of the panelists. At 6pm, Madison-area refugee speakers will share their stories and experiences and answer questions from the audience....

Open Doors’ 75th Apartment
Post

Open Doors’ 75th Apartment

Last Monday, Open Doors hit another milestone, setting up its 75th apartment for incoming refugees. A Quick Look at What Goes Into Setting Up an Apartment The Donations Team picks up furniture and household donations from Madison citizens. The Warehouse Team takes in these donations and organizes them among a warehouse for furniture and another...

Uniting for Ukraine
Post

Uniting for Ukraine

The Biden administration has set up a program called Uniting for Ukraine to allow for up to 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine to come to the U.S. with the support of a sponsor. To be eligible, they must have been in Ukraine as of Feb 11, be fully vaccinated, and pass security checks. At that time they can...

April 22, 2022April 22, 2022by
In Support of Ukrainian Refugees
Post

In Support of Ukrainian Refugees

We at Open Doors for Refugees express our horror at the unnecessary and vicious war in Ukraine. We support a peaceful solution to the crisis and stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and with Russians protesting the war. We salute the hospitality and generosity of people in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Belarus,...

March 10, 2022March 31, 2022by
Freeze for Food – A Big Success
Post

Freeze for Food – A Big Success

After a COVID year of running virtually, over 360 runners, joggers and walkers, accompanied by toddlers, dogs and cheering fans, turned out for a day of unusual weather and a successful fundraising event in Vilas Park, Madison. For the sixth consecutive year, Freeze for Food Walk/Run sponsors and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison...

March 8, 2022March 15, 2022by
Bird Watching at Tenney Park
Post

Bird Watching at Tenney Park

This Sunday, we had families join us to go bird watching at Tenney Park! The weather was absolutely beautiful with an afternoon sun and clear skies. We first walked along the river where we saw Mallards and Canadian Geese. Some Mallards even came up onto the bank to greet us. The kids loved it and...

March 1, 2022March 1, 2022by
Grassroots Resettlement in Scandinavia
Post

Grassroots Resettlement in Scandinavia

Our own Dr. Sallie Anna Steiner hosts this panel to discuss the efforts made by Norwegian and Swedish citizens to welcome asylum seekers. This continues amidst a backdrop where covid restrictions and European militarization at the borders increasingly reduce legal migration in these countries.

February 1, 2022February 7, 2022by
Gift Cards from the Lodi United Methodist Church
Post

Gift Cards from the Lodi United Methodist Church

This is a welcome sight! As part of their 2021 Giving Tree Program, members of the Lodi United Methodist Church recently sent us 25 $25 cards gift cards from Walmart, Target, and Woodman’s.  These will all go directly to refugees. As part of our Home Supply program, in addition to a set of cleaning and paper...

January 19, 2022January 19, 2022by
Freeze for Food 2022
Post

Freeze for Food 2022

On March 5th, 2022, join hundreds of others in an outdoor walk/run to raise money for refugees and food security. Learn more at https://www.rpcvmadison.org/cpages/freeze-for-food. There is a 5k and a 10k race. Both start at the Vilas Park Shelter, 1602 Vilas Park Dr., Madison, WI 53715. You may register now for early bird pricing at...

November 21, 2021November 21, 2021by