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The Times
  • Goodwill-HARC Store to give professional outfits to veterans

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  • The Goodwill-HARC Store and Donation Center in Herkimer will once again celebrate Veterans Day weekend by providing a free interview or work outfit to veterans.
    Military veterans may visit the store at 129 E. Albany St. and mention “Goodwill Suits Vets” through Monday, Nov. 11. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Store personnel will assist them in selecting an outfit free of charge. All that is required is that the veterans show some form of identification that documents they have been in the military.
    “Goodwill and the Herkimer ARC partner to empower people and to enrich lives in our community. Career Connections, our employment division, works with area veterans to assist them in finding work. We are committed to being a hometown resource for veterans who have served our communities. We want to support their transition to the workforce and civilian life. Professional or work clothing will help them put their best foot forward in their job search and work,” said Herkimer ARC President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crosley in a news release.
    Area residents may also join the Herkimer ARC and Goodwill in honoring and remembering those who have sacrificed so much for their country by donating professional clothing for men and women, including suits, suit jackets, dress pants and skirts, shirts and blouses, shoes, ties, scarves and accessories. Vets also need work clothes including khakis and casual shirts, jeans and sweaters, sneakers and uniforms. Donations may be dropped off during store hours and tax receipts are available.
    In addition to supporting the troops, the Herkimer ARC provides new and gently used clothing for the public at the retail store, and supports individuals with disabilities and others in the community to achieve their full potential and to live enriched lives by employing individuals at the store.
    For more information regarding the store, call 574-7777, or for the Herkimer ARC and Career Connections, call 574-7000 or visit www.herkimerarc.org.

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