Lees Market Employee Donating Birdhouse Profits to First Responders
I've known Jared Corbett for years, going back to the days when we worked side by side at Lees Market in Westport.
To this day, although we don't work together anymore, he still never ceases to amaze me.
Back in October of 2018, Corbett received the green light to set up a shelf inside the market to display and sell his birdhouses that he works hard on in his spare time. It's a hobby he's been fond of for quite some time.
Due to health concerns, Corbett has been working from home (building his birdhouses) to take precaution against the COVID-19 virus and focus on his small business.
"Jared just wanted to stop in and let everyone know about his birdhouses that are for sale! And for the month of May, Jared will be donating $5 from each birdhouse sale to an organization that aids first responders and their families. You can find them on display at our store!" -Lees Market, Westport
Anyone who's native to the Westport area, for the most part, has run into Jared at least once during a shopping trip to Lees. He has that sunshine personality that will always put a smile on your face, and his parents couldn't agree more.
"If you know Jared, he always has big ideas and he talks about them frequently," Jared's father Bill Corbett told Fun 107. "He had been talking about first responders for quite some time until he mentioned that he wanted to make a commercial. The more we talked about his business and how he could give back, we figured out that a $5 donation to local first responders would be the best way."
His father told me that Jared was very eager to get the project done.
"It was his idea and we simply helped him out to get it together. He's a remarkable guy and we are quite proud of him," he said.
Jared's birdhouses are currently being sold at Lees Market just for the time being for $19.99. Every purchase made will help Jared complete his mission to give back to those who are giving their all on the front lines against the coronavirus.