Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc. is gearing up to open its newest retail store and donation center at 420 Palm Coast Parkway SW, across the street from AdventHealth’s new hospital.
Goodwill Industries of North Florida will celebrate the new store’s opening with a ribbon cutting on August 17 — National Thrift Shop Day — at 10 a.m. with Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin.
The new Goodwill store will replace the current thrift store located at 20 Cypress Point Parkway. The 16,000-square-foot free standing building features a large and bright sales floor, large backroom for processing donations, plentiful parking and a convenient canopy covered drive-thru for customers to donate their gently used items, without having to leave their cars.
The new store will employ a team of 20.
“We are so excited to expand our footprint in Palm Coast with this larger store, and to be part of such a vibrant, growing enterprise area in the city,” said David Rey, Goodwill Industries of North Florida’s President and CEO. “The Palm Coast community has always been very supportive of Goodwill. It’s so important to have local support because our retail stores are the economic engine which supports our mission, to train and employ individuals with barriers to employment.”
“Goodwill Industries of North Florida makes a difference in the lives of our residents by helping provide job training and employment, and by diverting items that would otherwise end up in our landfills,” said Mayor Alfin. “This new store is a welcome asset to our community.”
Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.goodwilljax.org.
Good will is not who they claim to be.there ideal of helping the community is really just a way for them to get free labor.the only help they do is help line corporate line there pockets.
Yhtia scott says
Agree!!!! They make money off your merchandise.
Went to the new Goodwill. The place looks great and we’ll organized, but the prices have gotten a lot higher then the old store. That was a big disappointment and turn off for me. I go there for a bargain, I could buy new items for some of the prices they want.
Anna Marie says
I stopped going there years ago for that reason alone. I guess because we live in Palm Coast we are all upper middle class. HA. What a joke.
Don’t care for GW. If they truly help people no argument from me.
Hire new staff that don’t take the good stuff before it reaches the floor.
Joseph Barand says
Free inventory, low labor costs, tax exemption equals big profits for the owners. Please tell me one good thing this outfit has ever done locally, regionally or world wide, lining the pockets of the owners don’t count. Do some research and you will never donate or buy anything from this corporation.
Why the hate people? Is this what Palm Coast has to bring to the table and show? I mean, really. Here are the facts about Goodwill of North Florida: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/590637858
A perfect score. Which of you hateful bastards are going to go out and create a billion dollar charity and maintain a perfect credibility score providing services to those in need? None of ya’s. Palm Coast has thousands and thousands of kind, caring people. The above commenters do not represent the whole.
Thank you….Amen and definitely…..if you look up to the ceiling, there are cameras all over, so ABSOLUTELY NO EMPLOYEES do not “TAKE” the good stuff before it gets to the floor….do not believe everything you read. .. It’s not a perfect organization, but it’s pretty close…..The prices are exactly the same as it was, the price boards are the same as they were at the old store……just because it’s donated, doesn’t mean it’s FREE for you, IT’S A BUSINESS… Employees work there because they live nearby and they get an employee discount and bonuses……SO QUIT if you don’t know what you’re talking about…LOW labor costs? Volunteers are mostly there to pay a debt to society for breaking laws…..It’s all POSITIVE…if you think the CEO gets paid too much….How about you go and do his job and then you can get paid what he gets paid? He helps like any other employee in the world….GET your own STORE….GET your own business…get a job YOU are content with….GOODWILL helps MORE than most stores….Think about that… can you say TAX DEDUCTION? How many stores do that? ETC….shame on ignorance….It helps adults not just hold jobs and supply lives with necessary items, it helps them go to school without debt because goodwill pays for it…..how much of your excess do you throw away? Goodwill takes it and keeps it from negatively affecting the environment and recycling it so others may enjoy them……OPEN YOUR Mind and see the GOOD…
Lucille Canzano says
I love goodwill. When other places are crazy fussy about items they don’t want to take, goodwill always comes through. I wish them good luck in their new store.
Simon Says says
If you visit the local Goodwill store, they obviously create a service that a significant part of the population wants. If the company is successful at this, why criticize them? I strongly believe in the thrift economy especially when there is so much waste in this society. I also like the idea of not directly supporting the economy of the Chinese Communist Party as we all do when we buy new goods today. What amazes me is that there are so many items that have never been used, including much Made in China. That’s a sin. I always check the thrift shops first.