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May 25, 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — In addition, the redemption center currently has a list of about 30 organizations to which customers may donate their cash. The center will contribute an additional penny for every bottle or can donated to any of the charities and not-for-profits to which donations are made.

Some of those groups, such as Refugee Temple of Christ, have posters displayed on the walls of the center, which is inside the former home of Sub Delicious.

“Customers have come in, then see a (charity) poster on the wall and say, ‘give it to these guys,’ “ one of the owners said, adding it’s easy for any charitable group to sign on with them.

There’s no limit on the number of charities they’ll help out, they added.

For some customers, they themselves are the charity.

“We had someone come in with $1.85 in bottles and said he’s getting his financial life back together,” one of the owners said. “We understand that. We’re scraping by, too.”

Good Neighbor is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and holidays.

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