BRUNSWICK, ME (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 -- Goodwill Industries of Northern New England invites shoppers and donors to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Brunswick store and donation center on Wednesday, November 26. 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 in Maine that help strengthen our communities and get people back to work.
The new store and donation center is located at 21 Gurnet Road in the Cook’s Corner area of Brunswick. Shoppers and employees will enjoy a new 14,500 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), indoor and outdoor LED lights and large windows to reduce electricity use
The new store will feature a wide variety of donated goods – whether one is looking for unique treasures or a fabulous new outfit, the store will feature clothing, jewelry, books, household items and furniture, as well as a limited selection of new items to create a complete shopping experience.
“We are delighted to expand our retail presence in Brunswick,” said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Our retail stores are vital in supporting Goodwill’s mission to help people achieve personal stability and community engagement through the dignity of work.”
The new Brunswick Goodwill store will employ nearly 40 full and part time staff. Store and donation center hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm and Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm.
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, our Workforce Services helps local businesses 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, 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 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.
Ken Christian, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, http://www.goodwillnne.org, +1 (207) 774-6323, [email protected]