Walk or Run at Freeze for Food 2024

This March 2nd at 12pm and 1pm, please join us at the Vilas Park Shelter to support refugees and food security! This 5K/10K run and walk is organized by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPVC) of Wisconsin – Madison. The event welcomes not only runners, but also families, strollers, dogs on leashes, and all Wisconsinites […]

Freeze for Food on March 2, 2024 & Volunteer Opportunities

Mark your calendar for the 43rd annual Freeze for Food on Saturday, March 2! This 5K/10K run and walk is organized by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPVC) of Wisconsin – Madison. The event welcomes not only runners, but also families, strollers, dogs on leashes, and all Wisconsinites intrepid enough to enjoy getting out on […]

YID VICIOUS to Perform at the North Street Cabaret

This Friday Night, YID VICIOUS will be performing at the North Street Cabaret! The show, featuring klezmer music for all ages, will benefit Open Doors for Refugees. Learn more at the North Street Cabaret website: https://www.northstreetcabaret.com/events/2022/10/13/yid-vicious-klezmer-ensemble-benefit-for-united-help-ukraine

Volunteers Needed: Freeze for Food Coordination

Join a crack team of Returned Peace Corps and ODFR Volunteers to coordinate the Sat., March 2, 2024, Freeze for Food event. This has historically been a successful, community-visible fundraiser for Open Doors for Refugees. This team meets monthly via Zoom to put together the pieces of a walk/run that attracts hundreds of participants and […]

August 15: Reflections of an Afghan Evacuee

Open Doors for Refugees and the Catholic Multicultural Center invite you to attend “A Reading with Najib Azad: Reflections of an Afghan Evacuee”. The event will take place from 7:00-8:30 pm on August 15 at the CMC (1862 Beld St, Madison, WI 53713, USA). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Afghan […]

ODFR Community Picnic 2023

You’re invited to a potluck picnic! On Sunday, July 9th from 12-4pm at the Olin Park Pavilion in Madison, Open Doors for Refugees will host a picnic celebrating diversity and community. Come meet neighbors and enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, activities for all ages, and engaging music and dance entertainment representing the diversity of […]

Family Nature Day at Elver Park

ODFR recently partnered with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to host a family nature day at Elver Park! Though the weather wasn’t what we’d hoped for, we are so appreciative of the families for coming out and the ALNC for their awesome programming! This event included fun activities about animal skins, skulls, and scat, in […]

Support Refugees & Food Security at Freeze for Food this Saturday

Walk, Run, or Jog to Support Refugees Looking to get outside to join others in helping refugees in Madison? This Saturday, March 4th at 12pm and 1pm CST, Freeze for Food is hosting a run/walk, where 100% of the profits will go to Open Doors. Learn more here: https://www.rpcvmadison.org/cpages/freeze-for-food A virtual support option is also […]

Freeze for Food 2023

The 42nd Annual Freeze for Food is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Join hundreds of racers in an outdoor walk/run to raise money for refugees and food security in the Madison area. More information about the upcoming 5k and 10k races can be found here: https://www.rpcvmadison.org/cpages/freeze-for-food Registration details will be available by […]

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 […]