Goodwill retail stores are known for their bargain-priced goods, clothing, autos and more. During these difficult economic times, Goodwill wants you to know that we are here in our community to help provide you and your family with quality goods and services.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire processes more than 386,000 donations of used goods every year. The donations we receive help serve the community in several ways:
1) Consumers can stretch their dollars on clothing and household goods purchases, which is a particular bonus in these uncertain economic times.
2) Promoting recycling and environmental sustainability is an ongoing concern. Our grading process naturally fulfills that goal by re-using and repurposing serviceable goods, keeping them out of landfills. Thanks to our donor base we were able to keep over 10.3 million pounds of clothing and home goods out of the waste stream.
3) The Power of Work: the large majority of every dollar we raise is spent fulfilling our mission of helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment find a greater sense of independence through competitive employment.
Donations are essential in maintaining our programs and services. Our retail program is responsible for employing over 300 people throughout the coastal region. We currently have 15 Goodwill retail stores. A longer range goal sees us having 5 new retail stores and 1 outlet store by 2014. With each new location we will also open a new Job Connection Center allowing us to fulfill our mission in areas that are currently under-served.
From vintage, retro and designer brands to popular household items, shoppers will find all kinds of amazing deals at their local Goodwill store. Revenue generated from the retail stores helps support Goodwill’s mission.