(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its newest retail location at 220 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA with a grand opening ribbon cutting at 9 am on Thursday, November 17. The public is invited to 3-days of special events including giveaways and other festivities.
The first fifty customers will receive a Goodwill-branded donation bag. All shoppers will have a chance to win raffles throughout the grand opening weekend.
“The new store replaces our full-line thrift store located on Sallie Mood Drive,” said Cynthia Barnes, Vice President of Community Engagement for Goodwill of the Coastal Empire. “This location in the heart of Savannah’s midtown retail district is an opportunity for us to provide a great shopping experience for both long-time and new Goodwill shoppers. Customers who make purchases at Goodwill stores are supporting job training, youth mentorship and education programs that help people in our community develop economic self-sufficiency.”
The merchandise assortment will appeal to the budget and fashion conscious with apparel for men, women and children, women’s accessories and home and office décor items.
The new store will occupy 6,800 square feet, which is 2,000 square feet larger than the current Sallie Mood sales floor. Shoppers will find an Idea Book with tips on how to repurpose upcycle and give items a second life. A Selfie Wall will encourage shoppers to share their finds on social media.
The organization is transforming the previous Sallie Mood retail store into a last chance outlet store where merchandise is priced by the pound. The Outlet Store will be open Thursday – Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.
“The Eisenhower store will employ 30-plus associates,” added Vice President of Donated Goods and Retail Stores Stewart Boehmer. ”We encourage anyone who is interested in joining Goodwill to apply on our website, goodwillSEGA.org.”
The new Goodwill store will be Mondays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is located at 220 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA. For more information, visit goodwillSEGA.org.
ABOUT GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Inc. is a highly diversified 501© (3) social enterprise that funds job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. operates 16 stores and five Career Centers in 33 Georgia and South Carolina counties.
Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services including custodial, grounds keeping, staffing services, packaging and assembly and fabrication. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillSEGA.org . Find us on Facebook at Goodwill Southeast Georgia or follow us on Twitter at @GoodwillSEGA.