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Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (CWI) Announces Sneak Peek & Celebration Fundraiser for New Venture, Just-A-Buck

Celebration with live music, raffles and catering set for Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.

QUEENSBURY, NY – Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (CWI) holds a Sneak Peek and Fundraiser Celebration on Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in advance of the opening of its new venture, a not-for-profit dollar store called Just-A-Buck, which opens this fall in Queensbury Plaza in Upstate New York. This retail store offers employment, internships and training opportunities to people with disabilities.

The celebration takes place a few doors down from Just-A-Buck, in the vacant location next door to Moe’s Southwest Grill at 756 Upper Glen Street in Queensbury, New York.

The public is encouraged to enjoy catering by Davidson Brothers Restaurant, live music, a silent auction, excellent raffles and tours of the new store.

Admission is $35 and includes one drink, appetizers, and dessert. A ‘Friends of Just-A-Buck’ ticket is $75, and includes recognition in the event program. ‘Friends’ are asked to RSVP by September 26 to ensure their listing in the program.

For advance tickets, email, call (518) 793-4700, ext. 11116, or register online at

Silent auction items include a two-night stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge, a hot air balloon ride with Mark Donahue, a round of golf for four at The Sagamore, two handcrafted Adirondack chairs, a Farm Table by Square Nail Rustics, a gas grill from The Fireplace Company, and many other sought-after items are included in a raffle.

“In opening this store, CWI becomes only the 7th human services organization in the nation to operate this type of venture,” states Mark Donahue, President and CEO of CWI. “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 new venture is not government funded,” adds Mr. Donahue. “This fundraiser will assist with the startup costs and site renovations. It is our hope that the community welcomes us with open arms. We will offer a competitive shopping experience, with an economic impact on our region!”

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available by emailing or calling (518) 793-4700, ext. 11116. Additional donations can be made online at

For more than 50 years, through the provision of quality and innovative services, CWI has offered various opportunities to meet the needs of people who are medically frail, developmentally disabled, brain injured, learning disabled, academically disadvantaged and who face other challenges. CWI supports individuals striving to reach their potential to be productive and meaningful members of the community. The operation of this store will further CWI’s mission and expose it to the region as they see that mission brought to life.


Press Contact: Kate Austin-Avon, Advokate • (518) 353-2121 •
To Contact CWI: Cynthia Borozny • (518) 793-4700, ext. 11116 •