All United for Egleston Square YMCA

Group shot at the unveiling of the newly renovated rooms at the Egleston Square YMCA. The lad on the right summed up the feelings of everyone there. Credit: Richard Heath
On Friday dozens of neighborhood grade school students gathered at the Egleston YMCA to thank the many volunteers from United Way who renovated their youth center. Over a hundred volunteers spent the week of April 11-17 painting, sanding, building out walls, adding bookshelves and storage areas and installing a new floor to three rooms of the Egleston YMCA. It was funded with a grant from Depend, a brand of incontinence products from Kimberly-Clark. The labor force came from skilled workers of the Gilbane Building Company and United Way leadership families.