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West Hartford Exchange Club Supports Hands on Hartford

From left: Exchange Club President Joe Righenzi, Heads on Hartford board member Karen Bailey-Francois, Executive Director Barbara Shaw, Ryan Olesnevich from the Exchange Club and Chris Coleman, board member of Heads on Hartford. Submitted photo

The West Hartford Exchange Club invited Hands on Hartford to speak at its most recent meeting, and provided the organization with a donation.

From left: Exchange Club President Joe Righenzi, Heads on Hartford board member Karen Bailey-Francois, Executive Director Barbara Shaw, Ryan Olesnevich from the Exchange Club and Chris Coleman, board member of Heads on Hartford. Submitted photo

From left: Exchange Club President Joe Righenzi, Heads on Hartford board member Karen Bailey-Francois, Executive Director Barbara Shaw, Ryan Olesnevich from the Exchange Club and Chris Coleman, board member of Heads on Hartford. Submitted photo

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At its Nov. 21 monthly meeting, the West Hartford Exchange Club hosted Executive Director Barbara Shaw as well as Karen Bailey-Francois and Chris Coleman, board members of Hands on Hartford. They spoke to the club about Hands on Hartford’s work as a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s neediest residents in the areas of food, housing, and economic security. Founded in 1969 as Center City Churches, the agency has had a longstanding commitment to providing respectful, comprehensive services with help from volunteers and community partnerships reaching 8,500 people annually. More information about Hands on Hartford can be found at www.handsonhartford.org.

The West Hartford Exchange Club’s mission is to make its community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. The club sponsors the West Hartford Police & Firefighters Annual Service Awards and provides annual scholarships to Hall and Conard graduates. The club also donates to a variety of local charities.

 

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