WASHINGTON — Goodwill of Greater Washington (Goodwill) will be opening its 22nd retail store and donation center at 7558-B Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA, across the street from Hayfield High School. The location is now accepting donations and the grand opening of the store is scheduled for April 23rd.

“Goodwill of Greater Washington is proud to be adding another retail store and donation center in Alexandria to our growing retail footprint”, said Brendan Hurley, Goodwill of Greater Washington Chief of Collaboration, Communication, and Marketing. “91 cents out of every dollar we earn goes towards our mission services, so every item donated and sold at our new Hayfield location will have a positive and measurable impact on our local community.”

The new location will replace the recently closed store at 8228 Richmond Highway. Goodwill also has a store at 6220 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. The nonprofit agency hopes to offer the residents of the Hayfield community in Alexandria not only another place to find quality donated goods at great prices but also an additional destination to donate apparel and household goods that have outgrown their homes. Every investment in Goodwill helps fund free job training, education, and placement services for people facing barriers to employment – a critical need due to the pandemic.

Goodwill presently offers free training in hospitality services, and energy & construction. The agency also operates an adult charter high school: The Goodwill Excel Center.

Donor support for Goodwill creates a more sustainable community by further reducing the amount of material sent to our local landfills. In 2020, Goodwill of Greater Washington resold, repurposed, or recycled almost 26 million pounds of material goods.

Approximately 30 new jobs will be created through the opening of the new store. Interested candidates can apply at dcgoodwill.org

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About Goodwill of Greater Washington:

Goodwill transforms lives and communities through the power of education and employment by providing free job training and employment services to people with disabilities and disadvantages.