Goodwill Easterseals announces the grand opening of its new facility on Azalea Road. The 33,000 square foot renovated facility, located at 300 Azalea Road (on the south end of Azalea Plaza), will house a donation center, retail store and community center. The Ribbon Cutting for the new location will be on Friday, March 20 at 8:30 am and everyone is invited to attend, tour the new facility, and shop. The location will include an expanded retail space and a covered, easier to access drive-thru donation door. All customers will have the opportunity to register to win an iPad during the first open weekend.
“In addition, the new location will allow us to have multiple, larger adult education classrooms, a computer lab for job search activities, an activity room for our youth mentoring program, and meeting space for community partner agencies,” said Frank Harkins, President & CEO.
Goodwill Easterseals’ mission is to provide services to individuals and families in need of children’s services, education and employment services including job training and career services to people with disabilities, those who lack education or work experience and others who face challenges to finding employment. Goodwill Easterseals aims not only to help people earn jobs, but also to encourage them to take advantage of the services available to improve their financial stability and better care for their families.
Goodwill Easterseals is a United Way Partner Agency, operates 13 retail stores, 12 stand-alone donation centers, 10 community centers, two child development centers, and one recycling center along the Gulf Coast in Alabama and Florida, spending 91 cents of every dollar on services to individuals and families in a 12 county area.
Goodwill Easterseals is excited for this new facility to better serve our community and provide services for people with disabilities and their families.