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Goodwill of the Finger Lakes Announces Date for Elimination of Plastic Bags in All Rochester and Syracuse Area Stores
Jan 8, 2020
ROCHESTER, NY – Following a successful pilot in its Henrietta and Macedon, New York stores, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes will remove single-use plastic shopping bags from all of its Rochester and Syracuse area stores on Saturday, February 1. The elimination of these single-use plastic comes one month ahead of the state ban that takes effect on March 1. Goodwill shoppers are encouraged to…
Goodwill Thanks CooperVision Employees for Donating Over 1,000 Pounds of Stuff During First Give to Goodwill Event
Dec 24, 2019
ROCHESTER, NY – Employees in all three of CooperVision, Inc.’s Rochester-area locations really felt the holiday spirit of giving this year as they donated 1,051 pounds of stuff during the first ever Give to Goodwill corporate donation drive this November. “CooperVision has been a long-time supporter of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), a mission of…
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announces Goodwill and ABVI CEO Dr. A. Gidget Hopf is ATHENA International Award Finalist
Oct 24, 2019
ROCHESTER, NY - Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) CEO Dr. A. Gidget Hopf has been named to the list of finalists for the 2020 ATHENA International Award by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate. According to the Chamber, “The ATHENA International Award is given annually to a professional…
ABVI Honors Joseph and Nancy Briggs Family with Foresight Award at ABVI’s 2019 Visionary Gala: Hearts of Gold presented by Smola Consulting
Feb 27, 2019
Throughout the years, the Joseph and Nancy Briggs Family have made contributions to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) that have demonstrated a commitment to the organization’s mission and to preserving its ability to serve those in our community who are blind or visually impaired well into the future. As a result of this generosity, ABVI, a mission program of…
ABVI Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Low Vision Services During 2019 Visionary Gala: Hearts of Gold presented by Smola Consulting
Feb 26, 2019
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), a mission program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, is celebrating 50 years of providing Low Vision Services to the Finger Lakes region at its 2019 Visionary Gala: Hearts of Gold presented by Smola Consulting, taking place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Fifty years ago, in 1969, low vision,…
Statement regarding connecting individuals and families impacted by the government shutdown to resources
Jan 15, 2019
There are more than 2,000 local individuals and families impacted by the ongoing partial government shutdown. At 2-1-1/LIFE LINE, a mission program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, we stand ready 24 hours a day, every day, to support our community, including the government employees affected by the furloughs. Dial 2-1-1 any time to talk to a trained telecounselor who can connect you to resources…