Goodwill San Antonio Hosts Community Celebration for New Eastside Store on May 25
May 18, 2017
Goodwill San Antonio will proudly host a community celebration on Thursday, May 25 for the opening of its 23rd store and donation station at 1721 W.W. White Road, 78220. The celebration commences with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by a weekend of savings, special events and great shopping in support of Goodwill’s mission to change lives through the power of work.
“With 20 jobs being added to the community, Goodwill is enthusiastic to provide Eastside residents with a new retail destination for bargains on household items, furniture and clothing as well as a convenient donation station to drop off gently used goods,” said Mark McKeever, Goodwill San Antonio chief operating officer. “More importantly, every item purchased or donated to Goodwill helps fund training programs and career services including those offered at the Eastside Education and Training Center.”
Goodwill San Antonio aims to further strengthen the Eastside community by providing free case management and job placement support for individuals at the Eastside Education and Training Center, as well as tuition assistance for students wanting to obtain certifications in the medical field, such as nurse’s aide and medical assistant – certifications and skills training that provide opportunities for upward mobility.
During the community grand opening celebration, residents will also be able to enjoy two radio remotes: Tha 1 Radio on May 25 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and KBBT – 98.5 The Beat on May 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours of operation for the new store and donation station are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
To learn more about the new W. W. White location, and the positive impact Goodwill San Antonio has made on local communities, visit www.goodwillsa.org or call (210) 924-8581.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop at or donate to Goodwill, 92.6 cents of every dollar funds local education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs and build careers in diverse companies throughout the communities we serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to individuals each year in South Central Texas. In addition to operating retail stores, donation stations and Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates Good Careers Academies and manages contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.
Penny Benavidez, Director of Public Relations