Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina announced the grand opening of its Yadkinville retail store on Thursday, October 21 at 917 South State Street. Goodwill’s modern thrift store offers a large inventory of clothing, furniture, shoes, toys and housewares. Customers are invited to celebrate the event and browse the aisles of newly displayed items for sale.
“This is our first store in Yadkinville,” said Jaymie Eichorn, director of marketing for Goodwill. “We have received so much support from our donors in this area and we are excited at the opportunity to serve the Yadkinville community with our newest store.”
Revenue generated from the sale of donated items funds career development and training programs that help people find jobs and reach financial stability. Goodwill offers these programs at its Workforce Development Centers at 2701 University Parkway in Winston-Salem and at Fourth Crescent Place in Statesville. Also located in both facilities is Career Connections, a resource offering free personalized career counseling to job seekers.
“The more donations we receive and the more people who shop in our stores enable us to expand our programs to serve more people who are unemployed or underemployed,” said Eichorn. “We served over 40,000 people in the last year alone but there are many more who need help getting back on their feet.”
Store staff, local officials and members of Goodwill executive management will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 21. The Yadkinville Goodwill store will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to its Yadkinville location, Goodwill operates four stores in Winston-Salem and one each in Statesville, Mount Airy, Wilkesboro, Elkin and Mocksville. Donations of saleable clothing and household items are accepted at all Goodwill stores.