Surprise gave way to elation when the Ridgefield Thrift Shop granted $10,000 to Founders Hall to support its hobby and sport programs.  “We were blown away by the amount,” said Cindy Nesbitt, development director at Founders Hall. The Thrift Shop has consistently supported Founders Hall, but with a significant increase in sales and donations at its new location, it increased its donation to Founders Hall five-fold.

“What an amazing organization,” said Founders Hall executive director Grace Weber of the Thrift Shop, which is staffed entirely by volunteers and  donates all proceeds to community not-for-profits. “We are so grateful for their grant, and I encourage all of our members to shop there.”

Founders Hall is a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older. Along with its hobby and sports program, it offers more than 250 semester courses, speakers and seminars each year.  For more information, www.founders-hall.org.