Thursday, May 23, 2019

To Celebrate the YMCA’s 175th Birthday, the Hockomock Area YMCA Is Inviting All Our Neighbors to Volunteer 175 Minutes of Their Time on June 8

This year, the YMCA embarks on a new chapter of our history as we celebrate 175 years of service to young people and their communities.

Over these many years, countless men and women have tirelessly given their time to advance our global YMCA movement. For the Volunteer 175 World Challenge, we honor that effort by calling on the citizens of the world to volunteer 175 minutes of their time for the betterment of their community on Saturday June 8, 2019.

What could you do with 175 minutes? Join Ys around the world to make a global impact! There are a number of local volunteer opportunities for you to engage in that will strengthen your community. You can:

• Assist a Summer Food Program. Did you know? One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At the Y, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. That’s why we’re helping kids reach their full potential by providing free access to healthy snacks and meals when school’s out for summer.

On June 8, volunteers are needed for the Milford Summer Food Program’s Blitz Day. Help spread the news about the community’s Fuel Your Fun summer meal program.
Details on the program are available at

Where: Memorial Elementary School, 12 Walnut Street, Milford. When: Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 am to 12:00pm. “We will be walking around Milford hanging flyers, and going door to door talking with community members about the program. Volunteer and be a part of a great social event,” says volunteer coordinator Shannon Nisbett.
Volunteer 175 Minutes of Their Time on June 8
Volunteer 175 Minutes of Their Time on June 8

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Memorial Elementary School parking lot. You will be given a route to walk and flyers to distribute when you arrive. To volunteer: contact

• Give teens a memorable and safe night following graduation. Volunteers are needed for the Franklin High School All Night Party, which starts at 11:00 p.m. on June 7th and runs through the night. Chaperones and activities assistants are needed at the Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street, Franklin during various time slots. To volunteer: contact Eve Pellecchia Details, visit:

• Assist the Friends of Historic Hopedale (FOHH) in running the fantastical 3rd Annual Hopedale Fairy Walk on June 8th. FOHH is a non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, charitable giving, and community philanthropic & educational purposes. Join them, in conjunction with the Hopedale Park Commission, as Hopedale Parklands is turned into an enchanted forest & temporary home for fairies, gnomes, trolls, elves and all magical folk! Folks will stroll the pathways with family & friends while discovering magical homes tucked into the landscape. Where: 76 Dutcher Street, Hopedale. When: Saturday, June 8th various times available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To volunteer, contact: Tracey at

• Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the town of Foxborough and lend a hand at the large event held annually, Foxborough Founders Day—featuring parade, games, raffles, crafts, exhibits, hockey tournaments, live music, fire demonstration, hot air balloon rides, raffle drawings, food, fireworks display, and more. Civic and religious organization participate in the field festivities and raise funds for their various organizations by selling food, running games and raffles or selling novelties and other products and many hands are needed to ensure a successful event. Where: Booth Playground, 40 South Street, Foxborough. When: Saturday, June 8th various times available. To volunteer: contact: Kerry Rosado

Share your experience on social media under #YMCAChallenge and #Volunteer175. For more information on your local YMCA, visit or reach out to Member Services at 508- 543-2523 (67 Mechanic Street, Foxborough), or 508-528-8708 (45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin), or
508-695-7001 (300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro).

DID YOU KNOW? The YMCA has empowered people to be a positive force for social change since its founding in London in 1844. Today, there is a YMCA presence in 119 countries. Although Ys around the globe respond differently to the unique needs of their communities, all Ys are focused on empowering young people to thrive and reach their full potential! Together we can reach our goal of contributing 1.75 million minutes to communities around the world.

About Hockomock Area YMCA:Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. 
Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not- for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information, visit

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