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Bikes That Inspire
The staff at MacDermid Incorporated built and donated these beautiful bikes for 7 youth at Waterbury Youth Services. With each bike came an inspiring poster for each individual youth. So awesome!!
Operation Warm-Waterbury Firefighters Local 1339 Coat Distribution
Thanks to the donations from Waterbury Firefighters, members of the community, and corporate sponsor Cigna, Local 1339 provided 100 new coats for Waterbury children.
Marie and Pat Ciochetti Foundation
Marie and Pat Ciochetti were generous community minded people. After they passed away, their daughter, Ginny, started the foundation to honor them and help deal with her grief. The foundation members meet 6 times per year to collect new items. Books in March, sneakers in May, backpacks and school supplies in August, coats and food in November and toys in December. Foundation members come together and reach out to the community to help with donations. "It's a lot of hard work, but it's very rewarding", states Ginny. She also says whether it's a little or a lot, anything helps. The foundation has been very generous to Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc with donations of backpacks, school supplies, coats, boots, food and toys. Anyone interested in donating may contact Ginny at: email@example.com or call 203-768-7810.
Women's World Conference 2015
It was a wonderful day for young women at Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. The conference- funded by a grant from The Connecticut Community Foundation's Women's Issues committee, hosted 61 young women. Keynote speaker was Dr. Tanya Grant. Other speakers included: Dr. Deneen Harris, Attorney Melissa Scozzafava, Officer Andrea Saunders and Kathi M. Crowe. Morning and afternoon workshops were facilitated by staff and included subjects such as: The Power of Public Speaking, Academic Success, Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, I AM WOMAN, Career Development, Self Esteem and Healthy Relationships. The attendees enjoyed breakfast, lunch, gift bags and a day learning that they can achieve their dreams. One young woman stated: "I now have bigger dreams".