This marks the nonprofit’s sixth new store and donation location of the year as it raises funds to create opportunities for upward mobility.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 19, 2022) – Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will continue its growth with the opening of its sixth new store of 2022 in Denver, North Carolina on Friday, September 23.
The grand opening of this new retail store is an opportunity for the community to be among the first to experience the new Goodwill location and shop for great deals at an affordable price – all while helping their neighbors improve their lives. The nonprofit is expanding throughout its region to provide more opportunity for local residents to reuse and repurpose items that help to create equitable access to career opportunities for people in our region. Shopping and donations allow Goodwill to create job opportunities and fund career training and employment services that are offered at no cost.
This marks the nonprofit’s 30th store in the greater Charlotte region. The new store in Denver brings 30 new jobs to the area and has an estimated economic and fiscal impact of $3.4 million annually, including wages and sales.
At 9:45 a.m., a ceremonial ribbon cutting will begin with representatives from Goodwill. Doors will open for shopping at 10 a.m.
The new 11,000-square-foot retail store is located at 108 Highway 16 S., Denver, North Carolina 28037. Regular hours for the new store are Monday, Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Senior Day – 55+ save 25%) and Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The first 100 guests in line will receive a free foldable shopping tote to collect their great finds while supporting the nonprofit’s efforts to reduce plastic waste. Fifty lucky shoppers will receive a coupon for a free frozen treat from King of Pops, who will be at the grand opening. Shoppers can look forward to prizes and giveaways, including the chance to find dozens of golden gift cards hidden throughout the store, pre-loaded with $5, $10 or $20.
The new store will provide a location for local residents to donate and shop to reuse and repurpose items while supporting the Goodwill mission to help people advance their careers and improve their lives through free career training and employment services.
“I’m happy to continue our expansion into new parts of our region,” said Jose Luis, chief operating officer at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “This location in Denver, the sixth new retail location we opened this year, makes shopping and donating even more convenient for our supporters in the area to repurpose their items and discover great finds that do good. Our shoppers and donors play a vital role in driving the Goodwill mission, and we’re so grateful for their support.”
Since 1965, Goodwill has been helping individuals and families in the region earn new skills, discover new careers, change their circumstances and improve their lives. The local organization’s mission to build pathways that help people pursue the life they want to achieve. In 2021, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided support to nearly 6,000 people. Training programs are regularly enrolling and are currently focused in construction, customer service, IT and workplace skills.