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New Goodwill Store to open August 13th, First in Ulster County

August 13, 2003
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Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey will open its first Ulster County Store here on Wednesday, August 13th. Located at 1306 Ulster Avenue (by the Hudson Valley Mall entrance). The Kingston Superstore and Donation Center will open at 10:00 AM following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials. During the Grand Opening Celebration, August 13-17, there will be daily drawings for gift certificates.
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Regular hours for the store are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday. The store will provide jobs for up to 15 people from the Kingston area. The new facility will sell a variety of new and gently used clothing, accessories, household items and toys. Donations are welcomed and are tax-deductible, because Goodwill Industries is a not-for-profit organization. Receipts area available upon request. Proceeds from its stores support Goodwill vocational and training programs which serve people with mental and physical disabilities, unemmployed persons, others with barriers to employment and youth. Goodwill also works with local school systems and rehabilitation agencies to provide retail training for special education students and persons who are developmentally disabled. The New York-New Jersey Goodwill serves more than 59,000 persons a year. In 2002, the agency's clients earned $120 million in wages, paid more than$19 million in taxes, and saved the government more than $50 million in public assistance. For further information contact: Matthew SMith (718) 777-6355 Day of opening (646)483-7065 Store Phone (845) 336-3303