Non-profit council promoting the “Get Connected” volunteer website

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 8:00 AM

The Newtown Nonprofit Council, run by the CH Booth Library, hosted an online meeting to get more information about their Get Connected Volunteer Center, Newtown! October 18. He also dedicated part of his meeting to local organizations to share upcoming events.

CH Booth Library Director Douglas Lord said Get Connected, Newtown! has about 15 groups featured on the site so far.

Sarah Patafio, Reference Assistant and Volunteer Center Project Manager for the CH Stand Library, provided a website recap for new participants joining the meeting.

Toni Earnshaw, President of Friends of the CH Booth Library, explained how Patafio has helped his nonprofit use the “Get Connected, Newtown!” Program. Site and that he helped the group with their recent Fall Giving Day.

“I think it was the most successful we’ve ever had… it was spectacular,” Earnshaw said.

The floor was then open to representatives of nonprofits to share upcoming events, many of whom noted the hope of spreading the word to more people.

The public can visit Get Connected, Newtown! and see upcoming events mentioned by going to Everyone is encouraged to visit the site and start connecting today.

“The community spirit here is unlike anything I have ever seen,” Lord said of the Newtown nonprofits.

It was also mentioned at the end of the meeting that there is a need to create a new logo for the site and that it is in progress.

The next meeting of the Newtown Nonprofit Council is scheduled for the morning of Monday, November 15. Lord encourages everyone not only to attend but also to bring a friend.

To contact Sarah Patafio with questions or to arrange training for Get Connected, Newtown !, send an email to [email protected]

Journalist Alissa Silber can be reached at [email protected]

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