Richmond, VA, November 17, 2014 – A new Goodwill retail store and donation center will open its doors Thursday, December 11th at 9 a.m. at 4200 Tom Leonard Drive, Henrico, VA 23060. Goodwill purchased the 22,000 square foot building earlier this year and has been busy renovating the space in time for the December 11th opening.
This is the non-profit’s 4th store opening in metro Richmond in less than two years. Goodwill’s stores help to fund its mission of providing job skills training and career development programs for individuals with obstacles to employment. The non-profit’s training and education programs have been in particularly high demand in recent years.
Visitors to this new Goodwill store will find many things that are a cut above the thrift store stereotype. Things like:
A well-appointed store with more of a traditional retail feel, knowledgeable sales staff, a return policy, gift cards, and a frequent donor discount shopping program.
Competitive pricing with the average cost for adult clothing at $4.99.
A “Unique Boutique” offering higher-end items.
A covered drive-thru donation center.
Giveaways and door prizes during the first 3 days of the store opening.
“Our stores are fundamental in our ability to help people prepare for and gain employment in a range of fields. We are pleased to be opening in Short Pump,” says Charles D. Layman, President and CEO of Goodwill.
The 13,000+ sales floor will include everything from clothing, to electronics, refurbished computer equipment, toys, books, house wares, furniture, and fabulous home accents. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last year, Goodwill transformed gently used clothing and other items into career development and support services for over 17,000 individuals, while keeping 32 million pounds of goods out of area landfills. Visit www.goodwillvirginia.org to learn more.