Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County announced the re-opening of a remodeled Newark store and donation center located in the Newark Shopping Center. On Thursday, January 17, a grand re-opening celebration will begin with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony at the store. The store has reopened.
Newark Mayor Polly Sierer and elected officials from the City of Newark, New Castle County and the State of Delaware will attend the event.
“We’re beyond excited to officially re-open our Newark store and welcome shoppers back with a completely renovated sales floor and donation center. While the store was closed, we accepted more than 6,000 donations which our team members processed onsite, and we’ve held here for the re-opening,” commented Colleen Morrone, CEO, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. “Our goal was to create an environment that both our shoppers and our donors would appreciate, and we’re confident that has been accomplished here.”
In marking the re-opening, the Newark Goodwill store will host three free workshops from Wednesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 19. Workshop topics are tax preparation, vision boarding and goal setting, organization and de-cluttering. Advance registration is preferred but not required for all workshops. Visitwww.GoodwillDE.org/NewarkCelebrationfor details and to register.
The Newark Goodwill store and donation center has operated in the Newark Shopping Center since October 2004.
In November 2018 the store closed for remodeling while the donation center remained open to accept and process donations.
During the eight-week remodeling, project contractors expanded the sales floor to 8,960 square feet and created a 4,800 square foot donation center and processing area, with a separate entry, immediately adjacent to the store. Other features of the project include: new LED lighting, bathrooms, fixtures, and check-out area, and updated flooring and fitting rooms. Annually this store location accepts roughly 35,000 donations from the community and conducts close to 65,000 sales transactions.
For information on store or donation locations or for hours of operation, visit www.GoodwillDE.org.