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Goodwill Opens First Clearance Center

May 17, 2016

Rochester, N.Y. (May 18, 2016) – Goodwill of the Finger Lakes announces the grand opening of its first Clearance Center in the Greater Rochester area on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Following the grand opening, the new Goodwill Clearance Center will be open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is located at 4 Champeney Terrace, just a short distance from the Rochester Public Market.

The Goodwill Clearance Center features merchandise previously offered in Goodwill’s traditional retail stores. The merchandise will be rotated throughout the day to continually provide new options to customers. Unique to the Goodwill Clearance Center is that it offers by the pound pricing on clothing, accessories, linens, household items and wares. Other items, such as shoes, purses, furniture, electronics, and glassware will be sold at dramatically reduced prices.

With the opening of the new Clearance Center, Goodwill furthers its sustainability goals of maximizing the value of donations and diverting items from the waste stream. Annually, donations to Goodwill and the sale of those items save 20 million pounds of items from ending up in local landfills.

“The opening of our first Goodwill Clearance Center gives us the chance to get as much value as we can out of the donations people have entrusted to us,” says Gidget Hopf, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. “The Goodwill Clearance Center provides the opportunity for us to extend the life cycle of donations and offer our community a unique shopping experience.”

The Goodwill Clearance Center opening has created 10 new jobs. Revenue generated from the Clearance Center will be used to help fund Goodwill’s mission services like 2-1-1/LIFE LINE, the 24/7 information and referral and suicide crisis line that answered over 131,000 contacts in 2015 and the vision rehabilitation services offered through the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI).

Media Contact: Todd Pipitone, PR Manager
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