- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
announced Thursday that Willing Hearts, the consignment store under their auspices, will not be moving to the former Caldwell Women's Club, located on Westville Avenue. The consignment store is staffed entirely by volunteers and all of the proceeds from sales are distributed to selected charities.
At the meeting of the Caldwell governing body on Tuesday, Dec. 2, residents from the surrounding neighborhood expressed their thoughts on the challenges a retail business would bring to their community.
Samantha McCoy, of Caldwell, a spokesperson for the Rotary, commented that the club had listened to the comments from the Brookside and Westville families and decided to not move forward with the idea of a January relocation to Westville.
"The Rotary Club of the Caldwells listened to the
Brookside and Westville families," McCoy expressed.
"These families were united in their concerns.
With respect for the families in the Westville and Brookside community, Willing Hearts has decided not to relocate
to the Women’s Club on Westville Avenue.
We greatly appreciate all of those that voiced their concerns
at the town hall meeting and we look forward to
working with you in our community in the future."
Rotary Club of the Caldwells
President J. Tim Blattner
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells joins together with 1.2 million volunteers worldwide to service local communities, counties, states and countries. They are joined together through a fellowship of their individual vocations and their mutual concerns for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The organization meets each and every week for lunch at The Cloverleaf Tavern Restaurant to foster their goals and objectives to help when and wherever the needs arise. Thier principle goals are to help the less fortunate.