May 11, Armonk– At an annual awards luncheon, Twigs President Maureen Kilfoyle presented a check of $100,000 to Joel Seligman, hospital president and CEO.This donation, made in honor of the hospital’s 100 years of care in the community, will be allocated between two programs: the Cancer Health and Wellness Program and the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center; both benefit many members of the community.
Since opening the Thriftree thrift shop in 1964, Twigs has donated a total of $3,281,000 to Northern Westchester Hospital.
Displays highlighted the efforts of Twigs volunteers in creating layettes for newborns in the hospital’s Prenatal Care Center, in creating tray favors for patients; and sewing cough pillows for surgery patients.
In addition, 25 volunteers were honored at the Whippoorwill Club for their increased levels of service hours, notably Judy McGrath (3,000 hours), Mary Santore (2,500 hours), Betsy Towl and Virginia Yensco (1,500 hours). Twig volunteers donated a total of 9,829 hours to operate the shop.
Twigs is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to raising funds for Northern Westchester Hospital, principally by operating the Thrift Shop. They also make comfort items for patients.