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Evergreen Goodwill Opens New Location for Sedro-Woolley Community – Becoming the Organization’s 25th Location

POSTED January 31, 2024 IN: Press Releases

Evergreen Goodwill, a 100 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals facing barriers to economic opportunity, announces the grand opening of its newest retail location in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Evergreen Goodwill Sedro-Woolley, located at 506 Crossroads Square, is set to open its doors on February 2, 2024, marking a significant milestone as the organization’s 25th retail location and the first to open in a decade. The nonprofit will celebrate with a grand opening event and official ribbon cutting featuring community leaders including Mayor Julia Johnson.

Evergreen Goodwill Sedro-Woolley’s 32,000-square-foot facility will serve as a full-service nonprofit retail store, donation center, and community classroom – providing a unique space for the community to shop, learn, and contribute to community workforce development. Proceeds from the sale of donated items at this store, and all Evergreen Goodwill stores, go directly towards providing people in Northwest Washington with access to free job training and education programs to secure employment and further their careers across a variety of industries.

“The opening of new retail locations like Sedro-Woolley expands the reach of our services for people in Northwest Washington facing barriers to economic opportunity,” said Daryl J. Campbell, President and CEO of Evergreen Goodwill. “We look forward to partnering with and learning from Sedro-Woolley’s close-knit community as we expand local opportunities for job training and education.”

Located north of Seattle in Skagit County, the Sedro-Woolley store will employ over 50 community members, further enhancing the local economy. Evergreen Goodwill’s dedication to creating job opportunities is a vital component of its mission to empower individuals through employment and education.

Evergreen Goodwill’s Job Training Centers, which served 8,195 and helped 627 students earn jobs in 2023, offer free resources, training, and opportunities to bridge the gap between job seekers and in-demand employment positions. They also have youth programs offering hands-on experiences, mentorship, and skill development that prepare youth for roles in healthcare, trades, logistics, aerospace, maritime, and STEM, amongst others.

“Recognizing the challenges individuals face underscores our unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic barriers,” said, Eileen Aparis, Senior Vice President of Mission at Evergreen Goodwill. “Through a collaborative effort with the community, our goal is to forge a more inclusive and equitable workforce ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Because jobs change lives.”

Evergreen Goodwill will celebrate the new store with a free-to-attend grand opening event on Feb. 2. The first 200 people to visit the store will receive a $10 gift card to be used at the store, as well as hourly, in-store giveaways and tours of the community classroom. The grand opening festivities will kick off with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 A.M, featuring remarks from Sedro-Woolley Mayor Julia Johnson and Evergreen Goodwill President and CEO Daryl J. Campbell.

The opening of the Sedro-Woolley store comes on the heels of Evergreen Goodwill’s recent 100th-anniversary celebration, marking a century of commitment to serving the community and breaking down significant barriers to education and employment.

The opening of the new store in the aptly named “Gateway to the North Cascades” city of Sedro-Woolley, marks a significant step forward in Evergreen Goodwill’s ongoing efforts to create lasting, positive impacts in communities throughout Northwest Washington.

Evergreen Goodwill Sedro-Woolley will be open daily beginning Feb. 2. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about the new Sedro-Woolley Evergreen Goodwill location, please visit https://evergreengoodwill.org/locations/103-sedro-woolley.

 

About Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington

Evergreen Goodwill is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923. The organization currently operates five Job Training Centers, 25 retail stores, and 31 donation sites in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and Kitsap Counties. It employs over 2,100 people across Northwest Washington. Every day, Evergreen Goodwill does its best to connect people with the jobs, services and skills they need. The organization provides quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity. Because Jobs Change Lives. Visit https://evergreengoodwill.org/about-us for more information.

 

Media Contacts:

Fraser MacPherson

Fraser.MacPherson@evergreengoodwill.org

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