YWear Gear Comes to YWCA New Britain

Just in time for holiday shopping, YWCA New Britain is launching an online clothing store.The virtual store features cozy pull-over and zip up hoodies, hats, fleece vests, children’s t-shirts and even a onesie for the youngest members of the family. A percentage of proceeds from sales goes directly to YWCA programs.“Our

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24th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction a Huge Success

YWCA’s 24th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction was a boot-stompin' good time! This year’s theme was Honky Tonk Blues, and many guests participated by dressing down with jeans, cowboy boots and hats, and flannel or checkered shirts.Silent auction items displayed on tables stretched around the greenhouse at Farmington Gardens. Among

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YWCA Raises Money to Support Breast Cancer Education and Research

Participants in this year’s Pedal for Pink Spinathon spun the morning away to raise money to benefit the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) and local breast cancer research and education.Teams of four switched off every hour, teams of two split the four-hour event between them, and single riders pushed through

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YWCA Puts the Lights On Afterschool

On October 25, YWCA New Britain’s school age program joined a larger collective of over 8,000 events nationwide and hosted a Lights On Afterschool celebration highlighting the important role afterschool programs play in the lives of children, families, and communities. According to the Afterschool Alliance, 11.3 million children are alone and

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YWCA Celebrates the Season with 5th Annual Fall Family Festival

The 5th annual Fall Family Festival recently gave YWCA New Britain families the opportunity to come together and celebrate the season with festive crafts, local fresh foods, and entertainment.There was something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from pumpkin painting and a heart-healthy puppet show, to sing-a-longs, face painting,

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House of Teens Receive Grant from the Mayor’s Charitable Trophy Fund

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart recently surprised YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens with a $5,000 grant to support their program.Mayor Stewart said she has historically donated this money to the House of Teens (H.O.T.) because she believes the program really makes a difference for young women in the New

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Born to Move: Children’s Fitness Classes Come to YWCA

YWCA New Britain is excited to announce new Les Mills Born to Move fitness classes for children ages 4- 12 years. The main goals of these fitness classes are to build confidence, skill, and for children to socialize with others their own age."We make it our goal to prepare children

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YWCA Launches New Book Club

 YWCA New Britain is excited to announce the formation of a monthly Book Club. This group will meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss a book-of-the-month that has been chosen. This club is open to adult men and women who are YWCA members and guests, free of charge.

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STRIVE Plants Garden at Slade Middle School

YWCA New Britain's STRIVE after school program for middle school girls recently had the opportunity to work with New Britain ROOTS to build a garden at Slade Middle School.Over the past four years, the YWCA and ROOTS have been partners with the school district serving as community agencies for the

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Summer Sizzlers Students Celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day

A fun run and inspirational speech from former CCSU football player and New England Patriots running back Justise Hairston were organized for YWCA's Summer Sizzler participants at Walnut Hill Park to celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day, Friday, June 23, 2017. Olympic Day gives kids the opportunity to get active and learn

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