The Twigs, a volunteer arm of Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), donated $100,000 to support four of the Mount Kisco hospital’s programs. The gift, raised primarily from sales at the Twigs Thriftree Thrift Shop on Lexington Avenue just around the corner from NWH, will be allocated to caregiver, cancer, community health and integrative wellness programs at the hospital.
Twigs’ President Maureen Kilfoyle presented a check to NWH President and CEO Joel Seligman at the Twigs 53rd Annual Luncheon. Each of these NWH programs will receive $25,000: The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center, where family caregivers find respite and support; The Bruce and Andrea Yablon Cancer Health and Wellness Program, created to empower patients diagnosed with cancer to live a healthy lifestyle; the Community Health Education and Outreach Program, which partners with schools and local groups to build a healthier community; and the Integrative Medicine Program, dedicated to enhancing patients’ health and wellness.
Twigs members also create patient comfort items such as layettes, cough pillows, tray favors, and baby blankets, hats and sweaters. Over the last 12 months, Twigs donated 78,500 volunteer hours, whether working in the thrift shop or crafting comfort items for patients.