Local Resident Makes it Matter by Revitalizing Catchpenny Resale Shoppe

Good Shepherd Hospital News
March 15, 2018

North Barrington resident Chuck Huttinger and his company GFX International help to improve not-for-profits through their corporate give-back program, Make-It-Matter.

On Monday, March 12th, 2018, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Executive Staff and Auxiliary members held a reception to thank the Huttinger family and GFX International for choosing Catchpenny as this year's recipient. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary President Jan Dahm presented them with a plaque recognizing their support.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary's Catchpenny Resale Shoppe is the third organization chosen to receive help from the Make-It-Matter Program. 

Chuck & Susan Huttinger, and Mike Malham of GFX receive a plaque from AGSH Auxiliary President Jan Dahm and Catchpenny Store Manager Nancy Karijolich.

You may not know their name, but you've seen their work. 

GFX International is a global retail communications company that has been helping their clients elevate how they connect with customers for almost 30 years. While the company may not be a household name, you've likely seen their work when you've walked into a Panera Bread, Starbucks, Speedway or Meijer to name a few. Through their innovative design, print and proprietary software solutions they help their clients solve complex retail issues and create efficiencies they didn't know were possible. Huttinger and his GFX staff bring that same expertise and visual products to hardworking not-for-profits each year through their corporate give-back program, Make-It-Matter .

Huttinger's chose to help Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary's Catchpenny Resale Shoppe this year, brings the Make-It-Better program to 60010 and lends support to an organization the Huttinger family has championed for over a decade.

"We have lived in the Barrington community since 2002 and have had a great experience raising our family here. I felt this year was a great time to donate closer to home," Chuck Huttinger shared. "My wife Susan and I have been involved with volunteering efforts for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for a long time. This project for Catchpenny was another way to help."

Catchpenny Resale Shoppe was started at its current location by the volunteer Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital in 1972. Selling clothing, jewelry and small household items they receive in donations from the community, they have raised over $7 million that has gone towards providing healthcare scholarships, and supporting hospital expansion, equipment and programs that benefit patients and the community. 

Huttinger and GFX International staff  brough their talents and expertise in designing branded environments to help freshen up the Catchpenny space. The new lighter, brighter and more efficient space should attract more customers and sales - allowing a greater investment in the hospital’s ability to meet the needs of the community.

Visit the newly renovated Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary's Catchpenny Resale Shoppe at 118 East Main Street, Barrington, IL, 60010.

They are open Tuesday – Friday  10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Catchpenny relies on donations in good condition from the community:

  •   Gently Used, Clean Clothes (Ladies’, Men’s, Children’s, and Infants)
  •   Purses, Shoes, Jewelry
  •   Dishes 
  •   Linens
  •   Housewares
  •   Pictures
  •   Hand Sports Equipment and Clothing
  •   Books/ Cookbooks except Textbooks & Encyclopedias
  •   Toys

Watch the video of the GFX International Make-It-Matter Catchpenny project:

Previous Make-It-Matter recipients include:

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls  
Working to break the cycle of neglect and abuse, Mercy Home works to pave the way to a brighter future for troubled children and teens. GFX  renovated a common area living/dining/kitchen/study space at the not-for-profit’s Walsh Girl's Campus. GFX's talented staff worked on: space, mood & element design, pre-visualization, and designed & installed: furniture & storage, custom wall coverings, window solutions & lighting, and room décor.

Maryville Academy's Children’s Healthcare Center  
The center is a long-term care facility that provides specialized clinical care for medically complex and technology-dependent children. GFX transformed five patient rooms creating child-friendly, comforting environments. By bringing color and whimsical design elements and features to the rooms,  children living with tremendous challenges are allowed to feel more at home. 

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