The Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield Auxiliary Donations Support The Village’s Mission


The volunteer-run Glastonbury, Simsbury, and Suffield Auxiliaries of The Village for Families & Children have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for well over 50 years. This year, the auxiliaries contributed a total of $272,100.

The Glastonbury Auxiliary contributed $108,000, the largest contribution in the Auxiliary’s history.  The Simsbury Auxiliary contributed nearly $103,100 and the Suffield Auxiliary contributed $61,000.


Pictured: Liz Bryden, The Village vice president of programs accepts a check for $61,000 from Suffield Auxiliary co-presidents, Sharen Lingenfelter and Lee Galluccio


Pictured: Donna Jolly (center left), The Village Vice President for Advancement, receives a generous $108,000 check from Judy Caron (center right), Chair of The Village’s Glastonbury Auxiliary. The check represents the proceeds from the Auxiliary’s Second Chance Shop, and will support programs of The Village that help children and families unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome challenges that life throws at them. On hand to celebrate the contribution were representatives from The Village and the Glastonbury Auxiliary (l-r): Ellen Dove, Laura Olsbo, Margaret Lukaszyk, Jerry Dean and JoAnn Adams.

Pictured: Galo Rodriguez, The Village president and CEO accepts a check for $103,100 from members of the Simsbury Auxiliary

The Village provides a full range of services for vulnerable children and their families in the Greater Hartford region, including behavioral health treatment, foster care and adoption, and financial counseling and classes.  The Auxiliary supports these activities and helps to accomplish The Village’s mission by selling new and gently used clothes, accessories, antiques and collectibles, toys, and household items in its Second Chance Shop. The three auxiliaries, Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield, have contributed a total of more than $1,000,000 to The Village in the past two decades.

“I am constantly amazed and gratified by the dedication of more than 400 volunteers in our Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield Auxiliaries,” said Galo Rodriguez, The Village president & CEO. “Their contributions − of time, treasure and talent − make true change possible for the children and families served by The Village.”



730 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033

12 Station Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

116 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078


About The Village:

For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of children’s behavioral health treatment, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region.  For more information, visit or call 860-236-4511.