Glastonbury Newcomers' & Neighbors' Club


Connecting and Engaging the Residents of Glastonbury Since 1976

Community Enrichment - We Are Community Focused 
Glastonbury Newcomers' & Neighbors' Club is a charitable, social organization whose purpose is to welcome new residents, provide an environment where residents can foster lasting relationships, provide social activities and promote community involvement.

Our members are new residents and long standing Glastonbury families, new parents and empty nesters, retirees and working couples.

Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce member

Charitable Activities

Socks + October = "Socktober" is a month-long sock drive to help homeless men, women, and children during the month of October, Last year over 1,300 pairs of socks were collected and taken to two area homeless shelters, McKenny Shelter for men and East Hartford Community Shelter for families. This year we hope to double that number! Socks are the least donated item to homeless shelters and are so important considering our cold East Coast winters. This project is a wonderful way to engage children to help families in need. Check out this Socktober article!


This year marks our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt that the Club hosts for the Glastonbury community. As part of the Club's community enrichment focus, this free community event was created to give back to the families of Glastonbury. Limited to 100 children, this event has a wait list every year. Club volunteers create special eggs and activities for each age group to make the Hunt personal, challenging and fun. Check out this Easter Egg Hunt article!

"I just wanted to share this...a mom came up to me and thanked me, profusely, for the egg hunt and how much she and her family enjoyed it. She has a daughter with special needs and said there are a lot of events that are not special needs friendly. She said her daughter loved the egg hunt and still hides the plastic eggs around their house pretending to find them. She was so appreciative to the Club for putting this on and can't wait for next year's."
- Board Member Lindsay J.

Each year the Club supports town social services and local organizations, with volunteers and donations including:
  • ABC House (A Better Chance)
  • Glastonbury Family YMCA SOS Connecticut INC (Support Our Soldiers)
  • Riverfront Park bench
  • Holiday Gift Program: Glastonbury Social Services
  • Supporting Local Families: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Association, Hudson's service dog, International Perthes Disease Group Study, Officer Mike Bachand's family

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