December 2015

Opening Doors News

A Pocket Full of Treasure:
Pillows Made With Love
Going to a foreign place with foreign faces, culture, and languages is terrifying for anyone, but especially for a refugee child.

Gloria Tufft thoughtfully crafts pillows for these children, believing that they will comfort them and allow them to have a treasure of their own.

Learn more about these treasures.  

2015: Year In Review
An Influx of Refugees & Support

This year brought continuing growth along with the opportunity to serve more clients. Global situations led to an influx of refugees, and then an overwhelming show of support for our resettlement work from the community.
The time, money, and expertise shared with us from our community, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and interns  is the foundation of our success.

A Helping Hand:
Legal Services Aid Survivors' Road to Recovery

The journey towards recovery for the immigrants we work with sometimes requires the help of professionals beyond our staff. 

Our Immigration Legal Services program needs amazing people like our volunteer attorney, Professor Eric McElwain.

Find out how he helps survivors of trafficking.
Thank You to our Supporters!
  • US Bank for a $25,000 grant to support our Prosperity Project.
  • Mechanics Bank for a $5,000 grant
  • Bank of the West for a $5,000 grant
  • Kelly Foundation for a $5,000 grant
  • First Northern Bank for a $1,500 grant
  • The California Department of Social Services for funding free immigration legal services and outreach
  • 100+ Women Who Care of Sacramento Valley
  • Westminster Presbyterian for donating Christmas gifts to our clients.
  • Mira Loma High School for fundraising for Syrian refugees.
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!