TVS Connects Volunteer to Family Shelter

The Volunteer Service (TVS) launched only weeks ago, is already providing social awareness opportunities to volunteers. This past week a registered volunteer, Claudette Rothman, owner of the women’s specialty apparel store in Old Greenwich named CLAUDETTE, (, connected with The Open Door charity in Norwalk, Greenwich and generously donated brand new women’s clothing for working moms. Items include tops, skirts and jackets from a major clothing label.

The Open Door’s mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long-term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.

TVS gives volunteers and organizations an easy way to connect and collaborate. TVS provided local business owner and volunteer, Claudette, a way to give back.

Founded by Debra A. McLaughlin, Hadley Mongell, Anne Silvey Franscioni and Heather Woodbridge of Greenwich, the online platform enables prospective volunteers to search for and find opportunities that fit their schedules and skillsets, while also enabling organizations to reach a larger pool of supporters and volunteers.

TVS has an extensive list of volunteer and internship opportunities with local organizations spanning from Greenwich to Norwalk. The opportunities are one-off events and recurring opportunities.

Prospective volunteers register for monthly or annual memberships to gain access to a database of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer hours are tracked through the site and users can obtain letters showing proof of service hours from TVS for schools, honor societies and other requirements. To sign up for a volunteer opportunity, visit

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