GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF MISSISSIPPI ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEW RETAIL STORE/E-COMMERCE OPERATION AT CLINTON EAST SHOPPING CENTER

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi will open its 7th retail store in the Clinton East Shopping Center, located at 941 Highway 80, Clinton, MS, during Grand Opening ceremonies from November 9-11, 2017.   The Clinton Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting is on Thursday, November 9th at 10:30 am.  Goodwill board member and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will be the keynote speaker.  

 

The new 15,200 square foot location will be a full-service store – accepting donations, offering a large shopping floor space and will house the Operation Center for e-commerce sales.

 

“The Clinton store opening means 15 new jobs have been created for persons with disabilities or with barriers to employment,” says Goodwill of Mississippi CEO David Hollingsworth.  “It is the heart of our Goodwill mission and the strategic expansion of our well-known brand.  We are delighted to be joining the Clinton community and have already met with city officials, business leaders and residents. “

 

“It is a pleasure to welcome Goodwill to the city of Clinton and the Highway 80 business district,” said Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher. “Goodwill and the city have worked closely to locate a facility that will benefit our residents and allow them to be successful in their endeavors. I appreciate Goodwill’s partnership to bring this new retail opportunity to Clinton. We look forward to many years of profitable partnership in the city of Clinton.”

Like other stores in central Mississippi, store hours at the Clinton Select Store will be Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Donations may be made at the store during business hours by dropping off clothing, housewares, appliances and electronics in working order, furniture, books and DVDS/CDs.   

 

Goodwill of Mississippi is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to obtain employment.   The organization was founded in Jackson, Mississippi in 1957.    Funding is primarily driven through recycling of community donations, which are sold at Goodwill retail outlets – and that process creates jobs.   Eighty-three cents of every dollar goes directly towards training, career services and employment.  

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