HONOLULU – Goodwill Hawaii will mark the opening of its fourth store and donation center on Hawaii Island, located at the all-new Waikoloa Plaza (68-1820 Waikoloa Rd., Waikoloa, HI 96738), with a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, March 4. The first 100 shoppers (18 years or older) in line will receive a free gift card and reusable tote bag.
“We are honored to be one of the first stores opening at the new Waikoloa Plaza shopping center, which is bringing lots of new and exciting options and resources to residents in the West Hawaii communities,” said Goodwill Hawaii president and CEO Katy Chen. “We’ve made a commitment to helping more people who are in need across Hawaii Island, and this new store and donation center is just one of the many investments we have planned over the next few years.”
With the addition of the new Waikoloa Store and Donation Center, Goodwill now has four store locations on island including in Kona, Hilo and Pahoa as well as attended donation centers at the Keauhou Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona and at the Island of Hawaii YMCA in Hilo. The money generated in stores supports free employment and training programs for low-income families, people transitioning out of incarceration, adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, and others with employment barriers. The nonprofit organization has three program offices, two in Hilo and one in Kona, that helps more than 2,000 Hawaii Island residents every year to find jobs across a variety of industries and increase their financial independence. Those in need of assistance can visit Goodwill Hawaii’s website for more info or contact (808) 836-WORK.
Goodwill Hawaii is the 14th largest employer on Hawaii Island with more than 70 employees working in its retail operations and employment programs. They are still looking to fill several positions at the Waikoloa Store and have openings for retail workers and program staff at its other Hawaii Island locations. For more info or to apply, visit GoodwillHawaii.org/jobs
The Waikoloa Store and Donation Center grand opening event will begin at 9:30 am. In addition to free gift cards for the first 100 customers, there will also be complimentary refreshments and a blessing by Waimea’s own Kumu Micah Kamohoali‘i and Hālau Nā Kipu‘upu‘u. For more information, 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 goodwillhawaii.org
Kelley Cho, Director of PR & Communications
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