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The Village for Families & Children was awarded a $125,000 grant from The Hartford, primarily to support its programs for at-risk teenage girls.
Residents from the Residence at Brookside in Avon held a clothing drive to benefit the Simsbury Second Chance Shop, a completely volunteer-run boutique thrift store whose proceeds support The Village for Families & Children.
The Simsbury United Methodist Church Women's Organization and the Simsbury Second Chance Shop worked together to put on a fashion show titled “It’s All New to Me” for the church’s spring meeting in April, with all proceeds going to the Shop.
The Second Chance Shop and its charity partner, J.Jill, collected over 250 items during a recent clothing drive held at J.Jill, Somerset Square.
Phoebe Rotelli, a fourth-grader at Eastbury Elementary School in Glastonbury, has donated 655 pounds of clothing to the Second Chance Shop in Glastonbury, a completely volunteer-run boutique thrift store, whose proceeds benefit The Village.
On April 1, 2016, after months of planning, KIDSAFE CT became an affiliate of The Village for Families & Children. For the past four years, the two nonprofit organizations have worked together on programs for families in the Greater Hartford and Tolland counties. They also co-located services at KIDSAFE’s historic headquarters on Elm Street in Vernon.
At VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites throughout Greater Hartford and Windham Counties, IRS-certified volunteers work one-on-one with taxpayers to prepare and electronically file state and federal income tax forms at no charge.