Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is pleased to announce the relocation and grand re-opening of its retail store and donation center in Monroe on Saturday, September 21. Local officials, community leaders and Goodwill representatives will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the new store, located at 4109 West Highway 74. The doors will open for shoppers at 9:00 a.m.
The new 12,000-square-foot store will feature aesthetic upgrades such as an improved layout, new fixtures to better display merchandise and ease of access for the public to drop off donations. Shoppers at this store will now experience a more modern and customer-focused environment as they take advantage of high-quality, low-cost shopping for the entire family. All team members from the existing Monroe store will be transferred to the new location.
“Since Goodwill first opened its store in Monroe more than 25 years ago, this community has shown tremendous support for our mission of helping people achieve economic independence and dignity through work,” said Michael Elder, President & CEO. “We value our long-term partnership with the City of Monroe in helping turn donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods.”
The revenues generated from the sale of merchandise in Goodwill stores support the training and employment programs offered by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. The new store is estimated to generate an annual $500,000 economic impact locally through job creation and workforce development, as well as provide a convenient way for people to donate gently used clothing, electronics and other household items they no longer use, diverting those items from area landfills.
“We feel that the increased roadfront visibility offered by the new location will engage even more shoppers and donors from Monroe and the neighboring Indian Trail and Stallings communities, which will benefit the entire area,” said Barbara Maida-Stolle, Executive Vice President of Business Enterprises. “Our retail stores are a true social enterprise. The more you shop or donate at Goodwill, the more job training and placement services we can provide the community.”
The new store and donation center hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00-7:00 p.m. Goodwill’s existing retail store in Monroe (located at 1213-B Roosevelt Blvd.) will continue to operate through Tuesday, September 17. This location will be closed once the new store opens; however, Goodwill will continue to operate an Attended Donation Center at this site.
To calculate the positive impact of your Goodwill donations, use our donation impact calculator at http://donate.goodwill.org.