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Grand Opening celebration set for October 1

HONOLULU – Goodwill Hawaii will open the doors to its newest store and donation center and its first in Kaneohe at the Kaneohe Shopping Center (45-934 Kamehameha Hwy.) on Friday, September 9. The nonprofit organization has been serving the Windward O‘ahu community since 2004 with attended donation centers located at the Windward City Shopping Center and at Windward Mall, which was closed recently in preparation for the new location. There is also a Goodwill store and donation center in Kailua.

The public is invited to attend the grand opening celebration for the Goodwill Kaneohe Store and Donation Center on Oct. 1 from 9:30-11 am, featuring gift card giveaways for the first 100 customers in line (must be 18 years or older). Customers will also be treated to complimentary refreshments and live music and can enter to win other special prizes thru the rest of the week. 

“The Kaneohe community has always been so supportive of our organization, and we are excited to be able to provide an additional resource for residents to find new and quality secondhand items at bargain prices,” said Katy Chen, Goodwill Hawaii president and CEO. “By donating and shopping at Goodwill, you’re helping to divert more than 10 million pounds of unnecessary waste from our landfills while also helping us to provide free job training and educational services for local job seekers.”

The Kaneohe Store and Donation Center is Goodwill’s 12th retail location in Hawaii and the first of three new stores scheduled to open in the next six months. Preparations for two other stores are underway in Kona and Waikoloa on Hawaii Island. Goodwill has also added nearly a dozen new community donation sites on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui to make donating more convenient. Donations are sold in Goodwill Hawaii’s retail stores and the revenue generated goes back into its programs and services provide job training, education, financial literacy and more for upwards of 10,000 Hawaii residents each year.

The Goodwill Kaneohe Store and Donation Center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with donation being accepted starting at 9 a.m. For more information about Goodwill Hawaii, visit GoodwillHawaii.org.

About Goodwill Hawaii

Goodwill Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959. To learn more about Goodwill Hawaii, visit www.goodwillhawaii.org.

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