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Gig Harbor Goodwill won't miss a beat

GIG HARBOR – Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents will be able to shop and donate at the Gig Harbor Goodwill Store even as it prepares for a move to a new location.

 

The store was expected to close later this month and await a grand opening in the Olympic Shopping Center, 5500 Olympic Drive N.W., across from the Fred Meyer store. Now, plans call for the current store located adjacent to the Safeway to remain open until June 22 with the new store holding a grand opening the following day, June 23.

 

“We are sincerely grateful to Safeway – the decision allows us to receive the maximum support we can for our job training and placement programs with the help of shoppers and donors,” said Terry A. Hayes, president and CEO of Tacoma Goodwill, which oversees the Gig Harbor store. “We won’t go dark at all in this time when donations and purchases can make all the difference for people looking for that first job or that second chance.”

After nearly 10 years at the current location, 4805 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., the store is moving with the planned Safeway expansion and addition of a Kohl’s store. A series of “closing” sales are planned prior to the grand opening sale at the 14,000-square-foot new store, which will keep about 20 jobs in the community. Diana Reinhardt remains store manager.

 

Goodwill has already opened an attended donation station adjacent to the new store site. Other donation stations are located at the current store, at 7910 Stinson Ave., at the corner of Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue in Gig Harbor and at the Key Peninsula Market in Wauna.

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About Tacoma Goodwill

Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Tacoma Goodwill Industries will help 9,500 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,200 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Programs of Goodwill, founded in 1921, are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 27 thrift stores throughout Western and Southcentral Washington. Please visit our website at www.tacomagoodwill.org.