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New Gig Harbor Goodwill Store opens June 23

GIG HARBOR – Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents will shop and donate at a new Gig Harbor Goodwill Store when it opens June 23 in the Olympic Village Shopping Center, 5500 Olympic Drive N.W., across from the Fred Meyer store.

                                                   

A grand opening ceremony will take place at 8:45 a.m. at the store, which includes design features unique to the store from the other 26 Goodwill operates. For almost the past decade, Goodwill has operated a store off Point Fosdick Drive. That store will close June 22 at 9 p.m.

 

“With a mezzanine level and new Fashions Department, we want people to enjoy shopping here,” said Terry A. Hayes, Goodwill President & CEO, noting the effort Architects BCRA and Mountain Construction made in renovating the building. “We’re grateful for the community’s support of Goodwill and our mission to help people go to work.”

 

A grand opening sale at the new location will take place June 23-26 with chances to win $50 gas cards, $100 Fred Meyer gift cards and an iPod. Goodwill is also selling a $49 electric guitar and karaoke system while supplies last.

 

Diana Reinhardt is the store manager. The store is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be reached by calling 253.858.0169. The store will also gladly take donations of gently used clothes and household items. Attended Donation Stations are also located in Gig Harbor at the corner of Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue 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.