Goodwill Superstore Opens in St. Pete
The grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday. The Goodwill store on Central Avenue is slated to close next year.
ST. PETERSBURG – Goodwill Industries-Suncoast will open a new store in St. Petersburg.
The store is at 2550 34th St. N.
The premiere grand opening celebration will take place Friday (Dec. 29). Doors open at 7 a.m., but shoppers in line before that time can enter a drawing for great prizes like new Amazon Fire TV sticks and Echo Dots, along with Apple iPads. The drawing for these prizes will take place before the doors open, so shoppers are encouraged to get there early.
The grand opening festivities will continue through Sunday (Dec. 31), as shoppers can register all weekend long to win a new 55-inch Full HD television. The winner of that drawing will be announced after store closing on Sunday and promptly notified.
Goodwill-Suncoast’s freestanding St. Petersburg store will house an innovative Job Connection Center, a community-based place where people can comfortably job search in a supportive environment, free of charge. The center offers career planning and exploration and helps job seekers identify paths to their careers of interest. It also offers reading, math and financial literacy options as well as employability workshops such as resume development, computer classes and interview skills for those who need assistance, or who need to be connected to other agencies that can best serve them.
Goodwill’s Job Connection Center was located in the Goodwill store at 3365 Central Ave in St. Petersburg, but is relocating as that store will be closing in 2018.
Like Goodwill’s other stores, the newest Goodwill is designed to appeal to a wide cross-section of value-conscious shoppers. The 31,000-square-foot store will be stocked with donated clothing, furniture and household items, as well as a wide variety of new products.
Besides being a bargain-hunter’s paradise, the store will offer a convenient drive-through donation lane. This will give area residents a place to easily drop off items they no longer need, contributing to a greener community while supporting Goodwill-Suncoast’s services to thousands of people in West Central Florida.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg in 1954. It is one of the largest and most effective Goodwill organizations in the world. Its mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.
The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment and training services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the nonprofits most deserving of support based on the high percentage of revenue allocated to its programs.
For information, go to goodwill-suncoast.org.
Photos courtesy of Goodwill Industries-Suncoast.
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