Our 2018 gala was a powerful night of reflections.

We began by reflecting on all we have accomplished since our start in 2010 followed by a peak at our goals for 2018 - to open two new distribution centers and 30 closets in new schools.

Together we have built 54 closets giving 32,000 children access to the most basic necessities they need to thrive in school. On this special night we came together to ensure Catie's Closet can continue its mission of eliminating barriers to attending school and reducing chronic absenteeism.  Alexandra Amparo, a Lowell High School 2013 Alumni,  gave a first hand accounting of the powers and benefits of Catie's closet. Today, Alex has set her sights on fulfilling her dreams and starting her own non-profit. 

Our speaker, Alexandra Amparo is pursuing her dreams of starting her own non-profit.

Our speaker, Alexandra Amparo is pursuing her dreams of starting her own non-profit.


A highlight of the evening was a surprise performance by the Boston Children's Chorus. Singing Their renditions of "A Letter From a Girl" and "Still I Rise" powerfully reminded us that with our support students can dream of a brighter future. 

The children from the Boston Children's Chorus gave us a performance to remember.

The children from the Boston Children's Chorus gave us a performance to remember.


Thank you for joining us for the greatest night of all! Your contribution to this event fuels our efforts all year long.

Check out photos from the night!

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Established in 1912, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is a not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperative that serves the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire areas. Branch locations include Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Chelmsford, Methuen and Westford, Massachusetts, as well as Nashua, New Hampshire. As the third oldest credit union in the United States, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is dedicated to helping members make smart financial choices through the services and products it provides. In addition, the Credit Union strives to assist nonprofit organizations throughout the community through monetary donations and volunteer efforts. As a community-focused credit union, Jeanne D’Arc works to enrich the lives of those in need in and around our community.


tonneson + co is a certified public accounting firm headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts and in Columbia, Maryland. Our reputation for quality service is built on decades of experience providing privately-held businesses, nonprofits, multi-family offices, and individuals with tax, audit, and business advisory services. We have become known for giving trustworthy counsel that genuinely has our clients’ best interests in mind.

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Dana Wallboard Supply, Inc. is proud to support A Night to Open Doors for the second year. We truly believe in the mission of Catie’s Closet and are honored to be a part of the life changing work they are doing for the children and the families in our local communities.


At NETSCOUT, we are Guardians of the Connected World.  Our mission is to advance, power, and protect businesses against disruptions in their digital services.  We value diversity in the communities where we work and live, because the connected world is only as strong as the people who protect it.  We proudly support Catie’s Closet in their mission to empower children on their journey through school – they are the future of our connected world.


The Team at NorthPoint Construction Management has been serving the construction needs of New Hampshire and Massachusetts businesses and communities for over twenty years. Our unique design-build approach offers the benefits of expert design and seamless construction project integration – beauty and function delivered on time and on budget. It is a true honor to support the great work Catie’s Closet is doing to reach and support disadvantaged youth in our communities. We celebrate their success and look forward to partnering with them for many years to come.

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Enterprise Bank was founded with an entrepreneurial vision to help create successful businesses, opportunities, wealth and vibrant, prosperous communities.