BALTIMORE, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, the local non-profit that helps prepare people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives, will be opening a new retail store on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 in Catonsville, MD.
The new store is located at the One Mile West Shopping Center (6600 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228) and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
To celebrate the opening, the new Goodwill store will have a ribbon cutting ceremony, a raffle and will feature the everyday great prices and selection customers are familiar with. During the Grand Opening Weekend (Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2012), customers can also enter to win a flat screen television or Kindle Fire.
The new location marks the 10th retail store Goodwill has in Baltimore County. The new Catonsville store will create thirteen new jobs in the community. Area residents will also be able to donate unwanted clothing and household items at the location.
"We are thrilled to be opening our 29th store in the area," said Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. "Catonsville will be a great location for us with many loyal shoppers. Our retail stores fund our job training and placement programs and Goodwill donors and shoppers are vital to our mission."
By donating and shopping at Goodwill, consumers help fund job training and placement programs for those with disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions. For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BmoreGoodwill.
About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 93 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 25,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,300 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org.
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