Goodwill Industries of Western New York cut the ribbon on a new retail location in Batavia on Wednesday. The Goodwill Store is in the Valu Home Center Plaza, 4152 W. Main St.
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,” Lisa Churakos, director of donated goods and retail for the company, said in a news release.
It’s the not-for-profit organization’s 11th store, and its first in Genesee County.
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.