Socks + October = "Socktober" is a month-long sock drive to help homeless men, women and children during the month of October. Last year over 1,400 pairs of socks were collected and taken to two area homeless shelters, McKenny Shelter for men and East Hartford Community Shelter for Families (Community Renewal Team). 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.
This year marks our 6th 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 125 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.
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