This week the Downtown Y has been volunteering their time at Hartford’s WinterFest at Bushnell Park. We have been collecting hats and gloves over the past few weeks to give away to children who do not have hats and gloves that come to skate at the park. We collected them from members, board members and staff. Many of our staff and board members also volunteered their time to go to the park and distribute the hats and gloves. The smiles on the kids faces were priceless! Several of them even tried to return the hats, thinking that they were supposed to. When they were told they could keep them, they were so surprised and happy!!
This is all part of our work of forming partnerships in the community!