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Goodwill Store opens in Batavia

Goodwill Industries of Western New York cut the ribbon on a new retail location in Batavia Wednesday.


The Goodwill Store is in the Value Home Center Plaza, 4152 W. Main Street. The site doubles as a donation center, which accepts donations of clothing, toys and household items from the community. The store resells the donated items.


“Not only do we want to provide shoppers with a modern retail experience, but we want to make the donor’s experience as convenient as possible,” said Lisa Churakos, director of donated goods and retail for the company, in a press release.


It’s the not-for-profit organization’s eleventh store and its first in Genesee County.
The Goodwill was founded in 1902 to provide jobs and training to people who lack education or experience or who have disabilities. The Western New York chapter was formed in 1920.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

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