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New England Traditions
YHT Chapter Teachers
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.
Heritage Tole Chapter™
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.