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. The shops closed in March due to COVID-19 but are now starting to reopen. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, the Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford Auxiliaries contributed $229,012 to The Village this year.
The Glastonbury Auxiliary contributed $65,612, the Simsbury Auxiliary contributed $75,000 and the Suffield Auxiliary contributed $61,145. In addition to these Auxiliaries, our new West Hartford Auxiliary contributed $27,255.
“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, Village President and CEO.
“We are grateful for all the work [the Auxilians] have done, year-in and year-out, to help this organization continue to serve so many children and families,” added Jean Jeanmarie Cooper, Village Board Member and Development Committee Chair.
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.