August 17, 2011 at 03:38 PM EDT
Korth and Shannahan Painting of Chappaqua will begin work on a painting project at Twigs Thriftree Thrift Shop at 449 Lexington Avenue in Mt. Kisco on August 29th. All the painting work will be provided free of charge.
Recently the Board of Twigs decided to go ahead with interior renovations on the thrift shop after addressing serious repairs to the roof. When they realized it would be best to undertake some exterior painting as well, member Judy McGrath approached Will Korth to ask if he would help. He graciously accepted.
Judy has been a customer of Korth and Shannahan for many years and said she knew from personal experience that Korth and Shannahan’s work is “of a very high quality”. Will had also responded to her request to donate his services to paint the thrift shop garage four years ago. Will’s mother, Mary Korth Curran, was a long-time member of Twigs so he has a special feeling for the organization.
“It’s a great organization. The Thrift Shop serves the community by providing an affordable clothing option to locals who could be struggling and it also provides direct financial support to our local hospital. It’s a win, win and we’re thrilled to help. This is our community and we are very serious about our commitment to lead,”
Twigs is a not-for-profit organization that raises money in support of Northern Westchester Hospital. The thrift shop is staffed by a close-knit group of volunteers. All merchandise is donated and they have raised nearly $3,000,000.
According to Judy, “…the better the Thrift Shop looks, hopefully, the more money it will be able to make for the hospital,”
Mrs. McGrath hopes that more companies like Korth and Shannahan will see the value in donating their services to organizations like Twigs, so that they may do even more to provide the people of Westchester with high-quality medical care.