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 […]

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

What Clothing is Needed Toddler and baby winter clothing. (warm onesies) Child and adult winter clothing. (sweatshirts, sweatpants, long sleeve shirts, winter coats) Child and adult winter boots and athletic style shoes. Gloves and winter hats. All donations must be new or like new! Where You Can Donate From November 14th to the 28th at […]

Community Picnic 2022

You’re invited! Sunday, June 26, 202212 p.m. to 4 p.m.(Potluck starts at 1 p.m.) Olin Park Pavilion1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI Join us for our annual picnic for food, fun, and good company. Help us celebrate the refugee families we support and the amazing Madison community that welcomes them! Food: Potluck – please bring a […]

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 […]

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. […]

January – Women’s Winter Walks

by Becky Wennlund, Event Team Leader This event has passed. Open Doors for Refugees seeks female volunteers to walk once a week with an amazing newcomer woman (and possibly her kids) for three consecutive months: January, February, and March 2021.Walks start the week of January 4th! There are many benefits: Make new friends; your walking partner […]

Introductory Meetings on Hold

Introductory Meetings have been put on hold until it is safe to gather again. These meetings otherwise happen every third Wednesday of every other month. We will put out notifications when they resume. Until then, if you would like to introduce yourself, or have questions you would like to bring up, please do not hesitate […]