Ribbon cutting held at new Goodwill Outlet Store
NEWTON, NC (September 14, 2011) -- Goodwill's newest outlet store opened on Sept. 14 at 8:00 a.m., preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the City of Newton and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. The new store, which is located in the Catawba Village Shopping Center at 835 US Hwy. 70, is essentially three stores in one - an outlet store, a computer store, and a furniture store.
The outlet offers a unique "buy-the-pound" shopping experience with items priced from just 59 cents to $1.10 per pound. Shoppers can find clothing, housewares, accessories, toys, glassware, dishware, books, and more at bargain prices. The store also offers a selection of computers from Goodwill's award-winning "RECONNECT" computer recycling program, as well as a large collection of new and gently-used furniture.
Revenue generated from the sale of donated items funds career development and training programs that help people find jobs and reach financial stability. Locally, these services are offered free of charge at Goodwill's Workforce Development Center at 413 Thornburg Drive in Conover and at the Career Connections Center in partnership with Catawba County JobLink at 3301 Hwy. 70 East in Newton.
"Our outlet stores have been quite successful in this economy," said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill Vice President of Marketing. "People are really trying to get the most for their money and our outlets offer really great deals on all kinds of items. Plus, the outlets help give a second life to gently-used items and extend our mission of recycling."
The new Goodwill Outlet Store is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to this new location, Goodwill operates two stores in Hickory and one each in Statesville, Lenoir, Wilkesboro, Elkin, Yadkinville, and Boone.
Donations of saleable clothing and household items are accepted at all Goodwill stores. For more information on Goodwill's services and mission, visit www.goodwillnwnc.org.
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