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

September 4, 2018

The volunteer-run 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 Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield Auxiliaries contributed more than $279,000 to The Village.

The Glastonbury Auxiliary contributed over $101,000, the Simsbury Auxiliary contributed a record-braking $118,000 and the Suffield Auxiliary contributed $60,000.

Pictured: Donna Jolly, The Village vice president for advancement (second from right), accepts a check for $101,775 from Marnie Stucky, chair of The Village’s Glastonbury Auxiliary. Also pictured are (l-r) Jeannette Urban, shop treasurer; Lori Holmes, Auxiliary vice chair; and JoAnn Adams, shop manager.


Pictured: Donna Jolly, The Village vice president for advancement (second from right), and Jennifer Meligonis DeJohn, The Village development officer (third from left) accept a check for $118,000 from Patty Crowford (center) and Gail Korten (far right), co-chairs of the Simsbury Auxiliary. Also pictured (l-r) are Judy Sturgis, Auxiliary treasurer, and Betsy Hurley (outgoing shop treasurer).


Pictured: Galo Rodriguez, The Village president and CEO (far right), accepts a check for $60,000 from Sharen Lingenfelter and Lee Gallucio, co-chairs of the Suffield Auxiliary. Also pictured (far left) is Darlene Burrell, Auxiliary treasurer.


The Village provides a full range of services for vulnerable children, adults and 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 Shops. The three auxiliaries, Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield, have contributed a total of more than $4.5 million 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 real 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 continuum of behavioral health treatment and support services for children and adults, including parenting education classes, a nationally accredited preschool, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, intensive residential treatment, and foster care and adoption.  For more information, visit or call 860-236-4511.


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