Sears has been in the news for the past several months and is facing  possible liquidation.  However, I would like to share a different side of the Sears story…
For 12 years, Rotary Club of Hamburg has sponsored and coordinated Warm the Children, a program designed to provide children in need, who reside in the Southtowns, new, warm winter clothing.  Since 2016, we have partnered with Sears in the McKinley Mall, which, as most know by now, is the only remaining Sears store left in our area.
Under McKinley store manager, Debra Mahaney, our participating families and volunteer shoppers have consistently experienced the kind of service customers long for:  helpfulness, kindness, patience, and a willingness to find the lowest prices possible for clothing being sought by families in need.  All this is being done while Sears employees, those truly on the “front lines,” read and hear daily about the demise of their employer.
If you haven’t been to Sears lately, I’d encourage you to stop by Sears McKinley- you’ll find very nice merchandise in an extremely clean, well-organized environment, staffed by very pleasant staff, who are doing the best they can under extremely tough circumstances!
Liz Angelbeck
Coordinator, Warm the Children
Rotary Club of Hamburg