In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 20th, Girls Incorporated of Southwestern CT, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT had 20 volunteers from Cheshire based firm Milone &MacBroom.   Milone & MacBroom, Inc. is one of the largest consulting firms in the northeast providing civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture and land survey services.  Each year the company organizes volunteer projects across the state with various charities.   In honor of Girls Inc. of SWCT’s 150th Anniversary (formerly the Waterbury Girls Club) the volunteers painted, built furniture, moved furniture, and reorganized parts of the 11,000 sq. ft. facility.  “We are very humbled by these volunteers” says Donna Maglio, Girls Inc. Executive Director.  “Their professionalism and attention to detail provided us not only with thousands of dollars worth of services that we otherwise could not have afforded, but also a wonderful, bright and welcoming environment for our girls”.  

Girls Inc. of SWCT was established in 1864 as the first Girls Club in the United States and is now one of the founding affiliates of the national Girls Incorporated® nonprofit organization. Serving over 160,000 girls annually, Girls Inc.’s primary distinction is its gender-specific, research-based, age appropriate programs that inspire and empower all girls to be strong, smart, and bold?. At Girls Inc. of SWCT, girls ages 5 to 18 can enroll in educational and recreational after school, athletic, and summer programs all designed to encourage girls to take pride in success and prepare them to be healthy, educated, financially independent, confident, and responsible adults.  An open house celebrating the 150th is scheduled for January 30th from 4-7pm.  Alumnae of the Club are invited to come and share their memories.  Call 203-756-4639 or email for details.