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Amanda Bedell, Public Relations/Communications Manager
Goodwill Outlet Coming Soon to Kent!
Unique shopping for the treasure and bargain hunter
KENT – Goodwill opens an Outlet Store in Kent at 315 Washington Ave South on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The Grand Opening celebration will kick off at 8:45 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and opening weekend specials.
The Outlet Store is a bargain and treasure hunter’s dream come true! Clothing, housewares, glassware, books, media and toys are sold by the pound, unless specifically marked. Merchandise is not pre-sorted. Customers sort through a variety of items in large blue bins. Most merchandise bins rotate approximately every two hours, replaced with completely different selection merchandise.
The Kent Outlet Store will accept donations – clear out or de-clutter and drop off your gently used clothing, household items and furniture with a great cause in mind: Goodwill, because jobs change lives!
Goodwill is a unique non-profit business that turns donated goods and business revenue into programs that help people with disabilities and disadvantages to employment get jobs.
The store manager, Brent Duncan, has over 30 years of retail experience, including more than 20 years of retail management with Fred Meyer. Partnering with WorkSource in Auburn, Goodwill hired 25 people in the area to work at the store and in its production space.
Renovated by Mountain Construction and Goodwill’s Go2 Property Services, the Goodwill Outlet Store in Kent is 12,000 square feet of retail space with an additional 17,000 of production space that will help service five South King County stores in Des Moines, Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley and Federal Way.
The store hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be reached by calling 253.854.2211.
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About Tacoma Goodwill
Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Tacoma Goodwill Industries will help 8,600 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,900 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Job-training services are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 31 thrift stores throughout Western and South-central Washington. Please visit our Web site at www.tacomagoodwill.org.