foxboro ymca

The Foxboro branch of the Hockomock YMCA.

The YMCA is celebrating 175 years of service to young people and communities this year.

Over these many years, countless men and women have tirelessly given their time to advance the goals of the YMCA.

For the Volunteer 175 World Challenge, the organization is calling residents to volunteer 175 minutes of their time for the betterment of their community on Saturday June 8.

What could you do with 175 minutes? The Y has a few suggestions including:

  • Assist a summer food program. Volunteers are needed for the Milford Summer Food Program’s Blitz Day. Details available at hockymca.org/milfod-summer-lunch-program. Where: Memorial Elementary School, 12 Walnut St., Milford on June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Give teens a memorable and safe night following graduation by volunteering at the Franklin High School All Night Party, which starts at 11 p.m. on June 7 and runs through the night. Chaperones and activiy assistants are needed. To volunteer contact: Eve Pellecchia evepellecchia@yahoo.com. Details, visit: fhsallnightparty.com.
  • Assist the Friends of Historic Hopedale in running the third annual Hopedale Fairy Walk on June 8. Where: 76 Dutcher St., Hopedale, on June 8 at various times from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. To volunteer, contact: Tracey at info@friendsofhistorichopedale.com.
  • Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Foxboro and lend a hand at Founders Day. Where: Booth Playground, 40 South St., Foxboro, on Saturday, June 8. To volunteer contact: Kerry Rosado rosadok@comcast.net.

Share your experience on social media under #YMCAChallenge and #Volunteer175.

For more information on your local YMCA, visit hockymca.org 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).