West Marietta Location Opens Thursday
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2013
Marietta – Goodwill of North Georgia will soon open the doors to its 45th store location. The new West Marietta store, located at 775 Whitlock Avenue, includes a drive-up donation center and will open to customers at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 23.
Including the new site, Goodwill operates half a dozen stores in Cobb County alone. The nonprofit also has a number of stand-alone donation centers in the area. “Not only are we growing our Cobb County footprint, but with this new location, we were able to bring nearly 40 new jobs to the community,” says Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong. “As an organization focused on job training and employment, we take pride in the fact that we can also create jobs when we grow our business.”
When shoppers enter the West Marietta store, they’ll find bright graphics along the walls telling the story of Goodwill’s mission. “Our mission is to put people to work. We do this through a variety of job training programs and employment services. We use the sale of donated goods to fund those activities,” explains Armstrong. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 10,000 individuals find employment across North Georgia.
Beyond the décor, customers will find everything from clothing and shoes to books and jewelry on the 12,500 square foot sales floor. Those who visit the store during the first four days of business (May 23 – 26) will have the opportunity to enter hourly drawings for Goodwill gift certificates.
“Regular thrift shoppers, treasure hunters and those looking for great bargains. We expect to serve hundreds of customers when we open for business Thursday,” Armstrong adds.