Goodwill Fort Worth To Open 24th Area Retail Store
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 16, 2019) – Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced today that the organization will open its 24th area retail store on Monday, May 20, 2019. This will be the fifth store specifically serving the greater Arlington area.
The 12,000 sq. ft. retail store is located at 4700 S. Collins Street in Arlington on 2.5 acres of land. Grand opening ceremonies will kick off at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and an appearance by Dallas Cowboys mascot, Rowdy. Shoppers can enjoy a live DJ, drawings and giveaways every hour on the hour.
“Every retail store that Goodwill opens means more revenue to support our job training and placement programs for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “Revenue generated through the sale of donated goods fund programs serving veterans, at-risk youth, the homeless, the disabled and the general public through our job resource centers.”
Construction began in August 2017 by Reliable Construction. The store is expected to employ 20 individuals.
About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 24 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.