Grand Opening of Goodwill Outlet store in Collinwood
Grand Opening of Goodwill Outlet Store Unites Greater Collinwood, Cleveland, OH--Greater Collinwood Development Corporation joined Councilman Anthony Hairston and Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland Thursday morning, July 25, for the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Goodwill Outlet Store, located at East 179th Street and St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland.
The morning was bright for the momentous ribbon-cutting event. The ceremony speaks to the collaboration between the Councilman’s Office, GCDC and social enterprises investing in Greater Collinwood neighborhood.
“We have a great relationship with Goodwill Industries and will be working with them a lot in the future for joint programming,” says GCDC Director of Business Development and Operations Cynthia Brookins. “It was great to see such a long line of residents supporting the Outlet’s opening in Collinwood.”
Goodwill officials met with the Councilman and GCDC staff after the event to tour the facility where merchandise is cycled by the hour and shoppers can enjoy deep bargains and quality merchandise. Items are priced at $1.39/lb while large items such as furniture and select showcase items are priced individually.
“Goodwill Outlet Stores represent a win-win for the community,” says Goodwill President and CEO Anne Richards. “Shoppers get another chance at merchandise, and every item that is sold in the Outlet Store is another item that is kept out of a landfill.”
“You might call it the ultimate recycling program, with the added benefit of fueling job readiness and placement programs - something every Goodwill Store does,” says Richards.
The Outlet Store is the second one of its kind for Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio. It is expected to be a strong complement to the 11 other Cleveland area stores.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. works closely with other non-profit agencies as well as community businesses to prepare people for a variety of stable career options and in turn, a more productive and sustainable way of life.
The new Goodwill Outlet Store is located in the Greater Collinwood neighborhood at 17903 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland.
Housing Manager, Greater Collinwood Development Corporation