Back on the Rack was designed as a job training center for individuals needing to learn, or brush up, on job skills to compete in the market and secure a paid position. Trainees are referred from multiple sources including CDO Workforce, BOCES Leading Edge Program, and Chenango County’s Probation Department and Drug Rehabilitation Court.
Manager/Training Director Donna Wood-Craig refers to Back on the Rack as Sherburne’s thrifty department store. It is divided into sections including clothing for all ages, sleepwear, shoes, purses, exercise clothes, household and decorative items, books, music, and movies. Back on the Rack also has merchandise with tags still attached that hang on the new rack or in the gift department.
Back on the Rack relies on the in-kind donations from those wishing to support the store; only clean, current clothing and housewares are accepted so customers can shop for items found in any department store but at substantially lower prices. At Back on the Rack one can put together a professional work outfit for under $15.00 including shoes, and a weekend look for under $10.00. Dresses fly off the rack at an average of $7.50. Women will recognize quality name brands including Chicos, Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor, LL Bean, Eddie Bauer and Victoria Secret. Trendier labels for pre-teens and teens include Volcom, DC, Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale.
Back on the Rack is located at 12 West Main Street, in Sherburne right in front of the post office with plenty of parking available. Weekday hours are 9:30-4:00 and Saturday 9:30-12:00. Donations may be dropped off 24 hours a day on the back porch in a donation bin; or can be left at Opportunities for Chenango on 44 West Main Street in Norwich. For more information, call 674-5028.