Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces Grand Opening of New Kingsland Store

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will celebrate the opening of its newest retail location in Kingsland on Thursday, September 1. The 10,758 sq.ft. building at 6100 Highway 40 East, Kingsland, Ga., will house a 6,200 sq.ft. thrift store as well as a drive-up donation center and production facility.

Goodwill will host a three-day grand opening celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. Following the ribbon cutting, shoppers can enter a raffle to win several prizes that will be announced every hour. The first fifty customers each day will also receive a Goodwill-branded donation bag. Shoppers can follow the events on Facebook and Twitter at @GoodwillSoutheastGA.

At all Goodwill stores, shoppers can expect to find gently used clothing, accessories, household goods and more. Proceeds from all sales fund Goodwill’s career-focused community programs that help reverse the cycle of poverty for at-risk youth, struggling adults and individuals with disabilities. Programs and services are available at the Job Connection Center at 249 Village at Glynn Place in Brunswick and four other centers across our 32-county region.

The new store replaces the Goodwill store at 2507 Osborne Rd in St. Mary’s which will close on August 30. Close-Out prices will be offered on all merchandise and fixtures at the St. Mary’s store from Monday, August 15 to Monday, August 29.

“We’re pleased to announce all 15 of our current employees are planning to move with us to the new store,” added Stewart Boehmer, Vice President Retail / Donated Goods. ”We also encourage anyone who is interested in joining the Goodwill family to apply on our website, goodwillsavannah.org.”

The new store’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org.