We held a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and then opened the doors to a new 8,000 sq-ft retail store. Hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Goodwill NYNJ and the Herkimer ARC opened their first joint venture retail store in Herkimer in 2008 and have enjoyed great success with proceeds supporting services for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the community. This success prompted the move to a larger store in a centralized shopping hub.
Herkimer ARC President/CEO Kevin Crosley said, “We are so proud and excited to provide area shoppers with a better alternative for retail shopping that includes great values and a unique mix of desirable merchandise. The previous Aubuchon Hardware site has been remodeled from the ground up to make shoppers feel like they are entering a new department store. When people shop at or donate to the store, they are funding education, programs, training and career services that prepare people to become more independent, to find better jobs, and to build careers.”
Goodwill NYNJ President and CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge said, “We are delighted and honored for this partnership with Herkimer ARC that now spans more than eight years. The synergy of our missions allows us to better serve community residents. Goodwill NYNJ has helped New Yorkers re-use and re-purpose unwanted goods since its founding in 1915. Last year, we helped residents divert more than 117 million pounds of usable goods from landfills.”
Goodwill-HARC Herkimer store
105 North Caroline Street, Herkimer, NY 13350