5/16/13 — Goodwill to Celebrate Grand Opening of Acme Retail and Donation Center
Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan invites the community to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Acme retail and donation center on Friday, May 24.
Festivities begin with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45am, followed by the 9am grand opening and continue throughout the weekend with daily door prizes, generously donated by area businesses and one lucky shopper winning a 32 inch HD TV.
The new 12,000 square foot retail and donation center is located at 3922 E. M-72. “Shoppers and donors will be impressed with the new location and selection,” said Cecil McNally, Executive Director, Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. “Customers will find a contemporary retail setting filled with one-of-a-kind quality gently used and new merchandise. The store will feature clothing, accessories, books, home décor, household items, and unique treasures, as well as a convenient drive through donation center.”
McNally noted that when customers visit the new location they will be welcomed by the familiar face of Store Manager, Deb Garvie, who has been promoted from Assistant Manager of the Traverse City, South Airport Store. The expansion creates 12 new positions in the retail operations, bringing Goodwill team members in Northern Michigan to 292.
Store and donation center hours are Monday through Saturday 9am – 7:30pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm. The store will offer everyday affordable prices, weekly 50% off color tag sales and provide donors with a 10% off in-store coupon as a thank you for their generosity and a tax deductible donation receipt.
The Acme location marks Goodwill’s sixth retail location and seventh donation center in Northern Michigan. Revenue generated from the retail operations is vital in supporting Goodwill’s mission to help people overcome barriers to independence. Proceeds from the stores fund Goodwill programs that empower disabled and disadvantaged individuals and families to reach their highest levels of personal and economic independence.
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