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It Takes A Village seeking Board members

Contact:


Mollie Hartford

2 East Main Street, PO Box 304

Huntington, MA

(413) 329-0411


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Local Nonprofit Seeks Board Growth & Diversity


Huntington, MA


The Board of Directors of It Takes A Village (ITAV), a small human services nonprofit based in the Hilltowns, is seeking new members who more fully represent the populations served by its programs.


The mission of It Takes A Village is to provide free postpartum and early parenting support to families with babies and young children living in Western Massachusetts, and to inspire the community to welcome the newest members of their Village. Founded in 2009 as a neighbor-to-neighbor support network, ITAV has grown throughout the last 14 years. The Village Closet donation center has distributed over $1.8 million worth of free children’s clothing, diapers, and other essential supplies to families across the region. Last year alone over 2,000 families from 120 Massachusetts towns found support through in-home visits, parent groups, free children’s supplies, parent resource kits, and referrals to a network of local, state, and federal services. The $500,000 in Village Closet supplies distributed just last year underscores the rate that the organization has grown since the pandemic.


“Volunteering with families of newborns and serving on this board have provided countless tender hearted experiences and opportunities for continued growth as a retired counselor and educator,” says Jeanne Sargent of Plainfield, a member of the It Takes a Village Board Development Committee.


Ideal candidates will identify with the populations served by ITAV programs, enhance and broaden the organization’s understanding of the needs of our community, and help create a board that reflects and reinforces its mission. People with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as past board experience, are encouraged to inquire.


Inquiries and nominations from the public should be sent to Board@HilltownVillage.org by September 30, 2023. For more information, please visit www.hilltownvillage.org/volunteer or call 413-650-3640.


Contact:

Mollie Hartford

2 East Main Street, PO Box 304

Huntington, MA

(413) 329-0411


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