Donated GoodsThe old Goodwill store is a relic of the past. Although Goodwill has periodically renovated its stores, the opening of the first Goodwill Superstore at the Skylake Shopping Mall in March 2001, marked the beginning of an ambitious plan to modernize all seventeen stores. Six will be completed this year and the rest in three years.
Goodwill will be featuring the Superstore concept with 16,500 sq. ft. and a smaller version of about one-half the size of its new stores. The new stores will have better locations, and whenever possible they will be close to large grocery stores and retailers. The new stores are in new or modernized buildings, beautifully designed, with floors kept to a high gloss, brand new fixtures, personnel trained in customer service and a large selection of carefully chosen quality merchandise at very affordable prices.
Many of the new stores have a convenient donation drive-thru to supplement collections from 42 attended donation centers that are open seven days a week. Proceeds from the sale of donated items are a major source of revenue supporting the mission of Goodwill and subsidizing direct services to persons served.