Westbrook, ME (PRWEB) May 10, 2015
Shoppers and donors are invited to the Grand Opening celebration of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England’s new Westbrook, Maine store and donation center on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Celebration activities include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 am, door prizes and weekend-long raffle. Customers will also have the opportunity to learn about Goodwill’s programs that help strengthen our communities and get people back to work.
The new store and donation center is at 200 Larrabee Road in Westbrook. The new 12,600 square foot building features a convenient covered donation area, polished concrete floors (which eliminates the need for harsh chemical cleaners), and indoor and outdoor LED lights to reduce electricity use.
“We are delighted to bring a Goodwill retail store and donation center to Westbrook,” said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Revenue generated from our retail stores is invested in services that help Mainers build stability in their lives and strengthen their communities through the power of work.”
The new store will feature a wide variety of donated goods as well as a limited selection of new items to create a complete shopping experience. The new Westbrook Goodwill store will employ 35 full and part time staff members. Store and donation center hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm. The Westbrook Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center is easily accessible from Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95) Exit 48.
The Westbrook location is replacing the Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center on Forest Avenue in Portland. The Park Danforth, Goodwill’s landlord at Forest Avenue, is beginning a long-planned housing project at the site. Goodwill has operated the retail store and donation center at Forest Avenue since 1999.
“As our lease winds down, we are grateful to the staff and Board of Directors of The Park Danforth for their support of Goodwill’s Forest Avenue location,” said Roosevelt.
Goodwill also operates several retail stores and donation centers in Greater Portland – including Falmouth, Gorham, Maine Mall – South Portland, and Mill Creek – South Portland.
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About Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 10-year goal of being instrumental in moving 10,000 households out of poverty and into stability in our territory of Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.
We not only create training opportunities and jobs within Goodwill, our Workforce Services helps local businesses build their own workforce.
As an employer of more than 2,100 people and a social service provider, we have a unique perspective that can help other employers find and keep reliable employees. Goodwill operates 30 retail stores across northern New England.
Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services in Portland, Maine and Lewiston, Maine 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 NNE also operates Good Clean Property Services – a full service commercial property maintenance company offering the perfect combination of quality, customized, eco-friendly services.
Recycled Cycles, a Goodwill NNE service in New Hampshire, is a partnership with the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition to create job training opportunities repairing and maintaining bicycles. Program participants also benefit through individualized training and mentoring. Recycled Cycles is focused on increasing community awareness about the health, environmental and cost benefits to transportational cycling.
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.