The volunteer-run Auxiliaries of The Village for Families & Children have been supporting programs that help transform the lives of children and families for over 60 years. This year, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries contributed more than $342,000 to The Village.
The Glastonbury Auxiliary contributed over $107,000, the Simsbury Auxiliary contributed a record-breaking $125,000 and the Suffield Auxiliary contributed $80,000. In addition to these Auxiliaries, our new West Hartford Auxiliary contributed $30,000 after being in existence for only five months.
The Village provides a full range of services for vulnerable children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford region, including outpatient mental health therapy, foster care and adoption, and financial 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, and household items in its Second Chance Shops. The Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield Auxiliaries have contributed a total of more than $5.5 million to The Village over the past six decades – and the West Hartford Auxiliary just opened in January 2019.
“I am constantly amazed by the dedication of the over 400 volunteers that run our Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries,” said Galo Rodriguez, The Village president and CEO. “They give their time, talent and heart to these Shops – and their tireless efforts make real change possible for the children and families served by The Village.”
Pictured: Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village (third from right), accepts a check for $107,400 from Marnie Stucky, chair of The Village’s Glastonbury Auxiliary (far left). Also pictured are (l-r) JoAnn Adams, shop manager, and Jeannette Urban, shop treasurer.
Pictured: Donna Jolly, former vice president for advancement (far right), Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO (second from right) and Jennifer Meligonis DeJohn, development officer (second from right) – all from The Village – accept a check for $125,000 from Patty Crawford (center) and Gail Korten (far right), co-chairs of the Simsbury Auxiliary.
Pictured: Donna Jolly, former vice president for advancement of The Village (second from right), accepts a check for $80,000 from Jayne Hastings (far left) and Ellen Peterson (far right), co-chairs of the Suffield Auxiliary. Also pictured is Darlene Burrell, shop treasurer (second from left).
Pictured: Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village (center) accepts a check for $30,000 from Carol Waxman (second from left) and Angela Miller (second from right), co-chairs of the new West Hartford Auxiliary. Also pictured is Barbara Laurain, corresponding secretary and day manager (far left), and Jill Scully, scheduler and day manager (far right).