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IGA donates plastic bag fees to Huntington Hospital

Charles & Helen Reichert
Generous donors Charles and Helen Reichert, owner of IGA supermarkets.

Nearly $18K in collected plastic bag fees go to hospital initiatives


Charles Reichert, owner of IGA supermarkets, has donated the five-cent plastic bag fees from Fort Salonga and East Northport stores to Huntington Hospital.

The total collected in 2018 – $17,810 -- will help bolster Huntington Hospital’s newly-opened Center for Mothers and Babies, which includes 19 private rooms for mothers and their babies complete with sleeper sofas for a significant other.

Mr. Reichert and wife, Helen, have been major donors to Huntington Hospital and Northwell Health, including gifts toward the Huntington Hospital Center for Mothers and Babies and Northwell Health Reichert Family Imaging at Huntington.

Couple was 2017 gala honorees

Mr. and Mrs. Reichert were also the honorees of Huntington Hospital’s 2017 gala.

“We greatly appreciate the Reichert family’s continued philanthropic support of Huntington Hospital,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “Charles and his family’s generosity has helped Huntington Hospital to continue to provide cutting-edge medical care to the people of Suffolk County.”

For more information about Huntington Hospital, call 631-351-2000.

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