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This year, our Y has started one of YUSA’s signature programs called Togetherhood. Togetherhood invites members to activate their social responsibility by participating in the Y’s cause to strengthen our community.  Togetherhood provides Y members with fun, convenient and rewarding ways to give back and support their neighbors. 

This program invites Y members to lead and participate in volunteer service projects that benefit the community. 

Our Y’s first Togetherhood project took place on November 22 when we had over 70 volunteers of all ages raking leaves out of the yards of four senior citizens in our community who were unable to care for their own yards.  On December 18 we had twenty of our senior Y members gather to stuff bags filled with toiletries that were donated by Y members.  Bread for Life will be delivering the goodie bags to shut-ins in Southington. 

Why do our Y members volunteer for Togetherhood projects?  Y member and volunteer Diane Hunter put it this way when she explained why she, her husband, and their three teenage boys were out raking the lawn of a stranger. “We felt that we needed to make time to do things for other people.  We are running around with all of our own activities and we felt it was time to take time away from thinking of us and give back to others.”  We couldn’t say it better!

Our TOGETHERHOOD program connects Y members with service projects that improve our community.  If you would like to get involved in our TOGETHERHOOD program, please contact Donna Ayer at

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Guest Sunday, 18 November 2018