(From Left): Christine Butler (Vice President of Retail Operations) setting up the retail showroom.; Joseph Cochran (Regional District Manager);
Christine Butler and Susan Webb (Store Manager) pose in front of a variety of household items.
The press and public are invited to celebrate at a ceremony hosted by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce
Augusta, Ga. – Goodwill of Middle Georgia & the CSRA will open the 17th retail training store in its 35-county region. The grand opening for the North Augusta location (1117 Knox Avenue) is Friday, February 17. The store doors will open to the public immediately after a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m.
Hours of operation for donating and shopping will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers will experience shopping with a greater purpose in Goodwill’s new 12,000-square-foot retail showroom housed within a 16,000-square-foot space, with an ever-changing inventory of over 18,000 apparel items and accessories, along with thousands of household items.
“The Central Savannah River Area has been our home since 1996, and we are excited to now have a second retail training store on the South Carolina side of the river,” said James K. Stiff, President of Goodwill of Middle Georgia & the CSRA. “Community support is what powers our mission, and we are grateful for the support North Augusta has shown us.”
Retail training stores are a primary source of funding for Goodwill’s nonprofit mission to build lives, families and communities one career at a time. Eighty-six cents of every dollar earned funds training, education, career counseling and employment assistance for people facing barriers to employment.
Future plans include the addition of a Career Center that will serve as a community resource hub for local job seekers, who can use the center for job search assistance, employment preparation, or education and training opportunities.
About Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc., a non-profit, 501c3 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. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. is accountable to local Board of Directors, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. To learn more about services and individuals served by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. visit www.goodwillworks.org.
Karen Lee Davis
Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA