Goodwill Celebrates Grand Opening of new Falmouth Store and Donation Center

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Revenue from retail sales helps to fund programs in Maine that get people back to work

Goodwill Industries of Northern New Enlgand

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England invites shoppers and donors to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Falmouth store and donation center on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00am.

The new Falmouth store and donation center is located at 251 U.S. Route One in the Falmouth Shopping Center, a few storefronts down from the current Goodwill store. Shoppers and employees will enjoy a new 15,800 square foot building that features a convenient donation drive up and several environmentally-friendly aspects, including an energy-efficient HVAC system, polished concrete floors (which eliminates the need for harsh chemical cleaners), LED lights and large windows to reduce electricity use. The new store will replace the current 6,500 square foot store and Attended Donation Center – each located at different ends of the Falmouth Shopping Center.

The new store features a wide variety of donated goods – clothing, jewelry, books, household items and furniture, as well as a limited selection of new items to create a complete shopping experience. The new store in Falmouth also features 100% Neighbor-Made products: craft and gift items manufactured in the northeast. This initiative helps regional entrepreneurs grow their businesses – and ultimately their workforce. For more information on 100% Neighbor-Made products, visit http://www.goodwillnne.org/neighbor-made.

Customers will also have the opportunity to learn about Goodwill’s programs in Maine that help people find jobs, lead more stable lives and nurture sustainable communities.

“I am delighted we are able to expand in Falmouth,” said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Goodwill’s mission is to enable persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement. Revenue from our retail stores is vital to invest in programs that help strengthen our communities by helping people find employment.”

The new Falmouth Goodwill store and donation center will employ 45 full and part time staff members. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am – 6pm.

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About Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 10-year goal of being instrumental in moving 10,000 households out of poverty in our territory of Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.

We not only create training opportunities and jobs within Goodwill, we work with local businesses to build their own workforce. As an employer of nearly 2,000 people and a social service provider, we have a unique perspective that can help other employers find and keep reliable employees.

Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services in Portland and Lewiston offers comprehensive brain injury services and treatment options for people with acquired brain injuries. At Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services, comprehensive, community-based therapies are provided to assist individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical needs – so lives can get back on track after a brain injury.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England operates 23 residential homes across Maine for people with diverse challenges – acquired brain injury, intellectual disability or other barrier to independence that requires continuous support from Goodwill staff.

Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts. Please visit http://www.goodwillnne.org for more information.

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