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After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22.
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After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug.22.
Capitola, CA, July 11, 2018 — After completion of a major renovation project, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate itsgrand reopening on Aug. 22.
Thestoreat155041stAvenueinCapitolawillhostcityofficials,Goodwillboardmembersandstafffora reopeningceremony at8:30 a.m.onWednesday,Aug.22,andwillopentothepublicat 9a.m.
The store has expanded into an adjacent space, growing from 11,500 square feet to 17,500 square feet, expanding and improving its donation processing area and retail sales floor. The expansion also allows Goodwilltoaddsixmorefull-timeemployeestoitscurrent24 employees.
“This investment renews our very strong commitment to Santa Cruz County,” said Ed Durkee, President and CEO. “Once completed, we will have remodeled, moved or renovated all four retail stores in Santa Cruz County in less than 24months.”
Goodwill’s Santa Cruz store at 204 Union St. is also getting a new look and is scheduled forcompletion
about the same time as the Capitolastore.
“Ourcommitment andcontinuedpresenceinthesecommunitiesis unwaveringandwelookforwardto many moredecadesofcommunitysupportandprovidingjobstopeoplewithbarrierstoemployment,” saidDurkee.
Jim Burke, Vice President of Retail and Operations, said that donations to Goodwill and shoppers tothe storehaveseenanuptickinrecentyears,whichtheexpansionwillbe ableto accommodate.
“We’veenlargedthedonation areabythreetimes,sologistically,we’llbeabletohandle allthe donations the store gets,” saidBurke.
“Goodwill Central Coast continues its investments in Santa Cruz County and creates more jobs,” said Durkee.“Goodwilliscreatingmore jobsandtrainingopportunitiesthroughadditionalinvestmentinour Retail Training Centers in Capitola and Downtown SantaCruz.”
TheopeningtakesplacejustpriortoBeKind to HumankindWeek,an annualcelebrationofkindness that is recognized globally from Aug. 25-31 every year. The week is a time for everyone to reflect on whatwecanalldoinorderto make thisworldabetterplace.
About Goodwill CentralCoast
GoodwillCentralCoast,aprivate501(c)3non-profitorganization,beganin1928inthecityofSantaCruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo.Goodwill
Central Coast now employs over 600 people, including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers, and administrators.Its
programsstrengthencommunitiesbyimprovingjobgrowth,thelivesofindividualsandfamilies, and the
healthofourenvironment.Eachyear Goodwillassistsmorethan10,000 jobseekersgetbacktowork and reclaim financial and personal independence. Goodwill provides a positive learning environment thatcreatesbrighterfuturesthroughconnectingpeopletomeaningfulwork.
Capitola Goodwill Donation Center andStore
1550 41st Avenue, Capitola,CA (831)462-1300
9 a.m.–8 p.m.Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.Sunday
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