A host of volunteers and donors came together to make significant upgrades to the large community meeting room at Ann\u2019s Place, a nonprofit that serves people facing cancer. The\u00a0Rotary Clubs of Ridgefield,\u00a0Danbury\u00a0and Rotary District 7980 provided the seed funds of $10,000 to get the project started. Labor and support were donated by H&Y Construction (Brookfield), Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors (Middlebury),\u00a0Doyle Coffin Architecture\u00a0(Ridgefield) and Seaman Mechanical Services (Danbury). None of these upgrades could have been done without the generous contributions of these companies. The upgrades include 130 new conference room chairs, a high-quality sound system, and construction of a new privacy wall which separates a noisy entrance area from the main room. \u201cThese upgrades have made it possible to run a host of larger seminars and wellness programs, yoga classes, meditation, support groups and more,\u201d said Shannon Cobb, President and CEO. \u201cWe even had an open mic night which included a lot of laughter and fun for people facing this pervasive disease.\u201d Ann\u2019s Place\u00a0provides comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones \u2013\u00a0all free of charge. \u00a0The clinical social workers, facilitators and wellness experts provide services aimed at improving quality of life during and after cancer. Other volunteers who helped with the upgrades included members of the Rotary Clubs of Ridgefield and Danbury who unpacked and setup chairs and built the dollies; Marc Huberman and John Krieger who installed the sound system; and Colman Weir, Mike Keegan and\u00a0Boehringer Ingelheim employees (Ridgefield)\u00a0who painted after the construction was finished. \u201cAs with all Ann\u2019s Place activities, it is heavily managed by talented volunteers,\u201d Cobb said. \u201cWe are so grateful to everyone who helped pull this together.\u201d Ann\u2019s Place relies on the generosity of donors to be able to continue providing these services free of charge. If you would like to find out more about Ann\u2019s Place services, volunteer opportunities or upcoming events please visit their web site at\u00a0www.annsplace.org\u00a0or call them at 203-790-6568.