Memphis Goodwill Opens New Store on Riverdale

November 28, 2011

Memphis, Tenn., November 28, 2011– Memphis Goodwill Incorporated will mark the opening of a new retail store in Memphis, TN., with a ribbon cutting to be held Thursday, December 1 at 9 a.m. at the new retail store location7114 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38125. Grand opening festivities will continue throughout the day with a radio remote from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with WRBO and the chance for shoppers to enter a drawing to win one of three (3) $150 Shopping Sprees in the new store.

              The new store will be housed in the 28,628-square-foot building at the corner of Riverdale Road and Winchester.  This will be the ninth store in the Memphis Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center network. The organization also has an attended donation center on Winchester near the store.

            “We are thrilled to be opening another retail store in Memphis,” said Tony Martini, chief executive officer and president of Memphis Goodwill Inc. “We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve received from the Memphis community. The residents of Memphis and their generosity have made it possible for Goodwill to continue its mission of providing opportunities to those who face significant barriers to employment.”

The new store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There will also be a drop off donation location at the store that will be open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.goodwillmemphis.org.

Once this store is open, the current location on Shelby Drive will be turned in to a half price store beginning December 1. Shoppers will be able to purchase gently used clothing and household goods for 50% off the ticketed price. This will be the second location in the organization to become a half price store. The Highland location is also a half price store.

Memphis Goodwill Industries was founded in 1927 as a territory of the nationwide Goodwill Industries movement. Today, the organization employs more than 500 people in Tennessee and Mississippi who face significant barriers to employment. For more information about Goodwill in Memphis, store locations or hours of operation, call (901) 323-6221 or visit www.goodwillmemphis.org.   

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