Thank you for making our Gala and Auction a success!
Last night's gala was a night to remember.
We were thrilled to give this year's Village Luminary award to someone
who has been with The Open Door Shelter for decades. Nate Yordon, a partner at Capossela, C
is a dedicated community servant who has committed to improving the lives of those living in poverty, needing help, support, housing, and in addressing the effects of
personal and family crisis on people's lives.
Our evening was hosted by Corky Stewart, the president of The Open Door Shelter board
of directors and a tireless volunteer. Corky reminded everyone that
our gala theme
"It Takes a Village to Change a Life" can be seen every day through the work that the Shelter's volunteers, partner organizations, and staff do to help people in our community.
Mayor Harry Rilling of Norwalk graciously
reprised his role as auctioneer for the evening and encouraged guests to raise their paddles for those in need.
Jeannette Archer-Simons, Executive Director spoke about how we are inspired by the change we see every day as we build a strong community, together. She introduced a new shelter video produced by IMsci of Stamford. It illustrated how together we provide a hand up to those in need.
It was a night of good people, helping a good cause, do good work. Thank you to all the sp
onsors, auction item contributors, attendees and donors!
A special thank you to the Gala Committee and board of directors for their efforts to make it an amazing event.
Sponsors for this year's Gala and Auction include Capossela, Cohen, LLC; Cesco's Trattoria; Charles IT; Diageo; Gway Printing & Graphics; Hotel Zero Degrees; IMsci; Merrill Lynch; Moffly Media; Source Marketing; Wheelock Street Capital; Jon and Susan Beyman; Barbara and Aldo Chiamulera; Susan Christy; Dennis and Nancy Meany; and Curtis and Jill Stewart.
If you weren't able to attend last night's event, you can still help support the people who come to The Open Door Shelter for assistance. Please make a gift at The Open Door Shelter's website or send a donation to 4 Merritt St. Norwalk, CT 06854. It takes a village to find a home for everyone.