Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia will open its first retail store and donation site in Emporia on June 21. Goodwill converted a former CVS store to create the 5,900-square foot site at 306A W. Atlantic St., just south of Route 58 and less than a mile from Interstate 95.
A ribbon-cutting will take place on June 21 at 9 a.m. at the store. Goodwill will have giveaway prizes to the first 100 shoppers each day on June 21, 22 and 23.
“Our move into Emporia shows our commitment to bringing quality goods at great prices to shoppers in Southern Virginia,” said Bill Carlson, Goodwill’s chief operating officer. “We are excited to open a new store in an area that is currently without a Goodwill presence. We will have an immediate impact on the local economy, bringing new jobs to the area. Also, donors who give their gently used goods will be part of keeping 40 million pounds of goods out of local landfills,” Carlson added.
Goodwill operates six attended donation sites and accepts donations at its 18 retail stores across the Central Virginia region.
For a list of items accepted at Goodwill stores and donation sites, click here.