Six weeks ago, Jim McGorty of Pella Windows in Monroe reached out to Mary Aly, Executive Director of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity on LinkedIn to ask if he could get involved with the charity.
In addition to building affordable housing, he also learned about Habitat's ReStore retail operation for home construction supplies and
home goods. And six weeks after the social media introduction, Jim arranged for ReStore to receive 100 new windows from Pella, all still
in boxes. The windows were originally intended for private sale, but sometimes the homeowner or designer changes their mind about style or color of the windows once they arrive on site. McGorty was voted onto the board of directors for Housatonic Habitat for Humanity at their December 2011 board meeting.
The two brands that were combined to make up the 100 windows were Emcompass and Impervia by Pella. Pella offers these two lines of windows and doors that provide low-maintenance options along with stylish energy efficiency. For more information about Pella Windows, please call Jim McGrorty at 203-880-6021.
"This is amazing for us!" says Habitat Executive Director, Mary Aly. "Not only will our customers be able to buy brand new high end windows at a tremendous discount, but we will also make revenue so we can build homes!" And gracious Pella will get to take the deduction as a charitable contribution and get a tax break.
To find out about Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Danbury, call 203-205-0952 or stop by Tuesday through Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm.