Community Enrichment

Each Oct, kids do community service by showing that the smallest act of love, donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference for the homeless - Socktober.


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.

Glastonbury Newcomers' & Neighbor's Club volunteers host a free community Easter Egg Hunt created to give back to the families of Glastonbury.


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. 

Glastonbury Newcomers' & Neighbor's Club volunteers perform community service projects and raise money to assist neighbors in need including ABC House (A Better Chance).


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

2020 Annual Sponsors

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Desi Meister, Realtor with William Raveis is a Connecticut native, who fell in love with real estate while working in the insurance field. As one of our most ethical and responsive realtors in the area, Desi can handle any and all situations from representing first time buyers to working with experienced sellers.