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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Unveils Hearts Thrift Stores Newest Location

Hearts for the Homeless® held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders to unveil the newest location for the Hearts Thrift Stores on December 13, 2023. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new thrift store and donation center, located at 2217 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda.

From left: Joe Lenhard, Donated Goods Manager, Hearts; Joseph Emminger, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor; Nick Calandra, President & CEO, Hearts; Cathy Piciulo, President & CEO, Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce; Joe Hatch, Hearts Board Member; representative of Sean M. Ryan, New York State Senator; Jolene Addeo, Retail Manager, Hearts.



The new Hearts Thrift Store offers a great selection of donated quality clothing, accessories, shoes, and household items at affordable prices, along with the warm and welcoming environment that our customers have come to love. The newly renovated facility also includes  a donation center to make donating easy for the Tonawanda community and the surrounding areas.

“An expanded thrift store footprint will contribute important resources to Hearts’ existing and future outreach programs. This new location in Tonawanda will help connect donors and shoppers to our mission,” said Nick Calandra, President and CEO at Hearts for the Homeless®. “Our donated goods program and red clothing donation bins have supported Hearts’ Mobile Soup Kitchen and food pantries for over 15 years. An expanded thrift store operation with the opening of this store and future stores will allow Hearts to further maximize donations and provide for the homeless and those in need.”

We can’t wait to expand our impact in the Tonawanda community and continue supporting our outreach programs. All profits from Hearts Thrift Stores go towards supporting our various outreach programs. Our operations are designed to meet the needs of individuals and families in our local community. When you shop at the Hearts Thrift Stores, you help support our mission to improve the quality of life for those in need.

Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Donation Receiving Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Click here to view additional photos from the event on the Hearts Thrift Stores Facebook page.