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Open Doors for Refugee subsists entirely on generous donations from the community. If you’d like to support Open Doors, and more importantly our refugee community, please donate to Open Doors either online, by check, or with gift cards.

Officially we are a project of, and have 501(c)(3) status through, our Fiscal Agent, the Center for Community Stewardship. C4CS provides financial and legal support to Open Doors, and most all of our financial business goes through C4CS.

In any case, thank you so much for your help. We couldn’t support and serve our new neighbors without you!


Donate Online

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible, online donation to Open Doors, please contribute to Open Doors through our fiscal agent, the Center for Community Stewardship.

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Donate by Check

If you’d like to donate by check, please make your tax-deductible check out to the Center for Community Stewardship and write Open Doors for Refugees on the memo line. Then send the check to our mailing address:

Open Doors for Refugees
1213 N Sherman Ave #104
Madison, WI 53704


Purchase and Donate Gift Cards

If you’d rather put your financial donation directly into the hands of refugees, please purchase and donate gift cards.

As part of our Home Supply program, in addition to a box of cleaning and paper products (none of which can be purchased using Food Share cards), we give an average of $50 in gift cards to each new family (depending on family size) every month for the first year they are in Madison. The purpose of the gift cards is to give our clients personal choice in buying personal care products.  In January 2022, in addition to the paper and cleaning products, we gave $1,125 in gift cards to the 24 families who have arrived since the refugee program resumed last May, and that amount is expected to double in the next six months.

cards), we give a gift card to each new family every month for the first year they are in Madison. The purpose of the gift card is to give our clients personal choice to buy personal care products.

By default we get the gift cards from Woodman’s (where we buy the other products), but we’ll also get cards from Target or Walmart as some clients have preferred.

The beauty of gift cards is that all the money goes directly into the hands of refugees and they can use it however they want. If you would like to support our refugee families by providing gift cards to them, please buy cards in $25 denominations from either Woodman’s, Target, or Walmart, and mail them to:

Open Doors for Refugees
1213 N Sherman Ave #104
Madison, WI 53704