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Media Alert: Goodwill Opens First Syracuse Store

Sep 23, 2011

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is opening the doors of its newest location, and first-ever store in Onondaga County tomorrow, Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 AM.

What we're doing:

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is celebrating the expansion of its retail store operations with the grand opening of its brand new store in Syracuse, the first of its kind in Onondaga County.

Where and when we're doing it:

Our Goodwill store in Syracuse is located at 4722 Onondaga Blvd. in the Wegmans Plaza.

At 8:45 AM we're holding a ribbon cutting ceremony that will include a few brief remarks from our President and CEO A. Gidget Hopf, Ed.D and a County/City proclamation of Sept. 24 as Goodwill Day.

Why we're doing it:

The opening of the new Goodwill store will have an immediate positive impact on Syracuse and the Onondaga County area. The local economy will be boosted through Goodwill’s creation of nearly 30 full and part-time employment opportunities for local residents, including many who are experiencing barriers to independence. The positive impact of the store’s opening will also be reflected in the dollars saved by local shoppers throughout Syracuse and the surrounding communities because Goodwill offers gently used and new items at up to 80 percent off mall store prices.

Photo/Interview opportunities:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony that features remarks from Goodwill President and CEO and first customer in line cutting the ribbon.
  • Customers lining up to get into the new store and shopping once the doors have opened.
  • The Goodwill shopping experience from inside the first Goodwill store in Onondaga County.

About Goodwill of the Finger Lakes

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes helps thousands of people each year overcome barriers to independence by providing unique training and employment opportunities that empower individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to their families and communities. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Goodwill of the Finger Lakes encompasses a 20-county territory, including Western, Central, Northern, and the Southern Tier portions of New York State. Goodwill of the Finger Lakes ensures that 100 percent of the value of each donation it receives supports the local community with services and programs.