Nonprofit opens doors to Lawrenceville Highway location Thursday
DECATUR – Goodwill of North Georgia will open the doors to its Decatur store this Thursday, April 28 at 9:00 am. The organization is expecting hundreds of shoppers to visit the location on opening day. Located at 2201 Lawrenceville Highway (Decatur, Georgia 30033), the store is co-located with two other Goodwill buildings, a career center and offices for the nonprofit’s support teams (finance, human resources, information technology and marketing). Both of those sites are expected to open in the summer.
“We broke ground on this store just more than 17 months ago, and we’ve had shoppers and donors ask us when we planned to open every week since then,” says Vice President of Marketing Elaine Armstrong. “There’s been so much anticipation surrounding the opening of this store, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the most well-attended grand openings we’ve ever had.”
When shoppers enter the Decatur store, they’ll find bright graphics along the walls telling the story of Goodwill’s mission to put people to work. The organization uses the sale of donated goods to fund job training programs and employment services for job seekers across the region.
Beyond the décor, shoppers will find a sales floor full of clothing and accessories, shoes, books, furniture and other home goods. Those who visit the store during the first four days of business (April 28 – May 1) will have the opportunity to enter hourly drawings for Goodwill gift certificates. The store’s drive up donor door will also open for those looking to drop off items.
“Whether they're regular Goodwill shoppers or those excited to see the new location, we expect to serve hundreds of customers when we open for business Thursday. We believe the North DeKalb Square shopping center will be the busiest its ever been,” Armstrong adds.