Gen Fagan, finance committee member of The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, presented a check for $3,000 to each Danbury and Norwalk hospitals earlier this week.

The donation will be used to enhance an eight week program at Danbury Hospital that provides hands-on healthcare experience to 16 through 23 year olds interested in the field by exposing them to a medical environment.

Norwalk Hospital will use their donation from the Ridgfield Thrift Shop to provide supplies for their outreach program that volunteers use when visiting area schools to teach students about the hospital and relieve anxieties about a hospital visit.