Just-A-Buck is not your average dollar store.
This fall Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (CWI) is partnering with the Just-A-Buck Corporation to open an entirely not-for-profit dollar store that provides employment, internships, assessments, and training opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Glens Falls Just-A-Buck is located in the Queensbury Plaza and opened on Friday, October 7, 2016.
Mark Donahue, President and CEO of CWI, said in a press release about the opening:
“In opening this store, CWI becomes only the 7th human services organization in the nation to operate this type of venture. Part of CWI’s vision is to create meaningful opportunities in people’s lives. We are inviting our communities to share in our journey of helping people achieve employment and independence. We hope to enrich a life with every buck we earn!”
The venture is not government funded, and while Just-A-Buck will eventually be self-sufficient, CWI is currently fundraising for start-up funds. You can contribute to this worthy cause on GoFundMe or by shopping at their new storefront.
CWI has been offering opportunities and independence for people who are medically frail, developmentally disabled, brain injured, learning disabled, academically disadvantaged, or facing other challenges for over 50 years. CWI’s goal is to help the disabled and disadvantaged realize “their potential to be productive and meaningful members of the community.”