Goodwill Opening Outlet Store in Macon

Shoppers score big bargains by the pound

(MACON, GA) - Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will open its first outlet store in Macon at 1340 Gray Highway where Goody’s was previously located.

Goodwill rotates merchandise out of its regular retail stores after three weeks. Items not sold in that timeframe will be transferred to the outlet where they will be placed in large bins or on tables for customers to self-sort and purchase by the pound at a substantial savings over Goodwill’s already low prices.

“Goodwill has always been a leader in the reuse, repurpose, recycle movement. The Goodwill Outlet will help us be even better stewards of items donated by our generous material donors,” said James Stiff, President and CEO of Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. “This new outlet store will be a treasure trove for bargain hunters and a new avenue of support for our mission to build career pathways out of poverty for the citizens in the Macon area whom we serve.”

Through its Job Connection career centers, the local nonprofit provides employment readiness training, computer access, educational assistance, skills workshops and other services. Last year the organization served 15,633 clients, placing 6,483 people in jobs with an estimated total economic impact of $180 million in the communities it serves.

Extending its commitment to career preparation, a decade ago Goodwill of Middle Georgia launched Helms College, offering associates degree programs, and Helms Career Education, offering stackable skills and industry certification classes.

Sales from Goodwill’s retail stores in the Macon area plus the new Goodwill Outlet support its ongoing work to connect local citizens to meaningful employment and career opportunities.

The grand opening for the new Goodwill Outlet is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. at 1340 Gray Highway.

For more information on store locations and hours, visit www.GoodwillWorks.org.

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About Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

Goodwill industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA (GIMG, Inc.), a non-profit 501(c)3 charity, builds lives, families and communities one career at a time by helping people develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career services. More than 86 cents of every dollar of Goodwill revenue underwrites job training and placement services within the agency’s 35-county service delivery area. In 2018 - with support of 467,256 material donors - Goodwill served 15,633 people, placing 6,483 in jobs. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA is accountable to a local Board of Directors, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. GIMG, Inc. is part of a federation of 158 autonomous community-based charities with a mission to serve unemployed and underemployed citizens a 35-county territory.

About Helms College

Helms College, a private, nonprofit postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, offers accredited programs through a School of Hospitality and a School of Health Services. Helms College is an institution of higher education that provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College provides extensive integrative and hands-on learning opportunities.