WASHINGTON — Goodwill® of Greater Washington (Goodwill) will be opening its 21st retail store and donation center at 725 Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD, next door to the Marlo Furniture store. The exact date of the grand opening has not yet been confirmed, though an early summer of 2021 opening is anticipated.
“Goodwill of Greater Washington is proud to be adding another retail store and donation center in Rockville, MD to our growing retail footprint”, said Brendan Hurley, Goodwill of Greater Washington Chief Marketing Officer. “91 cents out of every dollar we earn goes towards our mission services, so every item donated and sold at our new Rockville location will have a positive and measurable impact on our local community.”
The new location is the second for Goodwill in Rockville, MD. Goodwill also has a store at 4816 Boiling Brook Parkway. The nonprofit agency hopes to offer the residents of Rockville 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 to people facing barriers to employment – a critical need due to the pandemic.
Goodwill presently offers free training in medical office administration, security, 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 2019, Goodwill of Greater Washington resold, repurposed, or recycled almost 49 million pounds of material goods.
Approximately 30 new jobs will be created through the opening of the new store. Interested candidates can apply at www.dcgoodwill.org.
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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.