November 2015

Opening Doors News
Thank you for your support!  

Board and staff enjoyed live music.
O ur  second a nnual fundraiser, Festival of Flavors, was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who could join and support us!   
Guests enjoyed food from local restaurants, including Pita Kitchen Plus, Sapatu Polynesian, and Queen Sheba. Greenbelt Brewers Association served one-of-a-kind home brews, and wine donated by Last Bottle was hugely popular among attendees. 
Our silent auction featured handwoven bags.

This event helped us 
raise over $11,000 in funds to support our clients and programs! We would like to thank our sponsors Fast Break Tech, California Bank & Trust, and SAFE Credit Union, as well as all of the volunteers, donors, businesses, and organizations in the community that came together to help make this event possible.
Guests enjoyed Ethiopian food, courtesy of Queen Sheba.

Visit our Facebook page for more great photos. We hope you can join us next year for more food, drinks, and entertainment. 

Photos courtesy of LaMogollon Photography.   
From Syria to Sacramento 
Refugees Find a New Home  

Refugee families from Syria began arriving in Sacramento earlier this year. Opening Doors has been welcoming them to the area with support from volunteers and donors.

Your Time is a Gift 
Community Council Update   

Your time is one of the most valuable donations you can give, and Heather has been giving to Opening Doors every month as a member of the Community Council.

Save the Date: #GivingTuesday
Deborah Ortiz joins us in the new year as CEO of Opening Doors.

The news is bittersweet, as our current CEO, Debra DeBondt, retires and plans to volunteer once again in Africa. 
Thank you for your support!
Grants and Partners
Festival of Flavors Sponsors
  • Wells Fargo for giving to support small businesses
  • Bank of the West for supporting the Prosperity Project
  • United Way for supporting Financial Capabilities
  • Dignity Health for Survivors of Human Trafficking

For donating to the Festival of Flavors:

  • Last Bottle
  • Greenbelt Brewers Association
  • Queen Sheba
  • Pita Kitchen Plus
  • Thai Fusion
  • Sapatu Polynesian
  • Chada Thai
  • Tower Cafe
  • Nugget Markets
  • Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

At Opening Doors, we enjoy sharing the changes brought about by the generosity and hard work of our supporters, clients, and staff. Victories like the ones reported this month have a positive impact in our community and in our clients' lives.  Thank you for sharing in our joy!