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As part of the YHT mission, our members participate  in community service.  YHT members are currently supporting Kelley Backpacks at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Ma.  This program provides backpacks to children and infants being discharged from the hospital into emergency foster care. Backpacks are gender and age specific and include blankets, stuffed animals, pajamas, toiletries and age appropriate activities.  The backpacks give the children something that it is theirs to keep and helps them to feel cared for. Thanks goes out to YHT members who have generously donated backpacks and the items to fill them. 

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Operation Shoebox


YHT members paint and donate boxes to our Treasure Box Program.   The boxes are currently being distributed to Operation Shoebox and Visitation House. Operation Shoebox gives us the opportunity to thank our service men and women overseas by painting boxes and helping to fill them. Boxes are filled with  a number of items including socks (white calf high), crossword puzzle books,  soduku books, playing cards, pens/pencils, writing paper, envelopes, travel size toiletries (no bar soap or aerosol), granola bars, mini flashlights, fans, batteries.    The program also requests cards and letters which are greatly appreciated by the troops.   The filled Treasure Boxes will be sent overseas during the holidays.

Visitation House is located in Worcester,Mass.  This residential program helps pregnant women in crisis prepare for the birth  of their babies.  It also helps them prepare for their life together after their babies are born by providing assistance with housing, education and employment.    Boxes are donated to the new mothers to be used to save their family photos and special memorabilia.

 YHT members strive to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing their creativity and talents.

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