Goodwill to open Brattleboro store, career center Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO - Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont will hold a grand opening of its new store and donation center on Saturday, December 17, from 9 am to 8 pm at the Royal Square Shopping Center, 768 Putney Road, on Route 5 next to Staples. A ribbon-cutting celebration with opening remarks and special guests will be held at 11 am. Door prizes will be given out all day.
The store and donation center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. For more information see goodwill-berkshires.org or call (802) 257-3360.
The Goodwill store will offer merchandise that has been specially selected by Goodwill employees through donations of gently-used and new items, including clothing, housewares, furniture, electrical appliances, and other unique, one-of-a-kind items.
The 23,000-square-foot space features a spacious 10,000-square-foot sales floor. The back room, where donated merchandise is sorted, processed, and priced, and the dock area comprise the remaining 13,000 square feet.
Donations will be accepted beginning on Saturday, December 17. Goodwill accepts gently-used clothing, household goods, books, records, CDs, furniture, computer equipment, electronics, and monetary donations. For a complete list of items that are accepted for donation visit www.goodwill-berkshires.org/donate.
The organization plans to open a mission services career center within the store in 2023. The career center will provide job seekers with assistance with resumes, employability workshops, and job skills training programs.
Brattleboro is the third town in southern Vermont that will be home to a Goodwill store and donation center operated by the Berkshire County, MA-based nonprofit. Its other Vermont locations are in Bennington and Rutland, and in Pittsfield, North Adams, Great Barrington, and Lee in Massachusetts.