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Evergreen Goodwill to Open New Location in Sedro-Woolley in 2024

POSTED February 13, 2023 IN: Press Releases

Evergreen Goodwill is expanding employment opportunities and its mission by welcoming people in Sedro-Woolley, as well as nearby tribal communities and cities, to its newest nonprofit thrift store and multipurpose learning space. Opening in mid-2024, the Sedro-Woolley location will be Evergreen Goodwill’s 25th retail store – the organization’s first store opening in eight years – and it will employ an estimated 60 community members when fully staffed.

The nearly 32,000-square-foot facility will include a full-service retail store, donation center and multipurpose room that will provide a learning space for Goodwill students, employees and the greater community. It will be located in Crossroads Square (506 Cross Roads Square, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98244) off Cascade Highway, just to the west of Sedro-Woolley’s historic downtown business district – the same site of a Goodwill Attended Donation Center, which has been accepting donations since it opened in July 2022. Material donations will continue to be accepted upon opening of this new space in a traditional Goodwill drive-up/drop-off design, which will be located near the retail store.

Proceeds from the sale of donated items inside this store location – in addition to all other Evergreen Goodwill nonprofit thrift stores – help fund the organization’s Job Training and Education programs and support services for people in Northwest Washington facing barriers to economic opportunity. Just last year, Evergreen Goodwill Job Training and Education programs served over 4,000 students and supported many with finding career pathways across multiple employers and industries. These programs include adult basic education courses, which assist students in completing high school, computer skills, citizenship test preparation, learning English, and much more.  The organization offers classes in-person, including at its Skagit County Job Training and Education Center in Mount Vernon, and in hybrid or online learning formats.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome people in Sedro-Woolley to their own neighborhood Goodwill,” said Evergreen Goodwill President and CEO Daryl Campbell. “We want people to think of Goodwill as an extension of their close-knit community because we are here to meet the community’s needs.”

For Evergreen Goodwill, that includes providing services that reflect the community’s recent growth.

“Sedro-Woolley is an undeniably changing and prospering community, with economic development happening all across the city. We are ecstatic for Evergreen Goodwill to contribute to and support community members through this expansion,” said Derieontay Sparks, Evergreen Goodwill’s Vice President of Retail Operations. “With growth comes opportunity, and at Evergreen Goodwill, we are all about serving our students and our employees to ensure they have what they need to succeed.”

Evergreen Goodwill is rooted in the belief that jobs change lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Fair Chance Employer, the organization is committed to making employment opportunities and support services as accessible as possible, so people have the resources to provide for themselves and their families.

“Evergreen Goodwill is so much more than a thrift store,” says Eileen Aparis, Vice President of Evergreen Goodwill’s Mission. “We are an organization that is focused on serving the community, and we want to be a place of opportunity, potential and growth for Sedro-Woolley.”

An expected opening date will be announced at a later time. For the latest updates and a full list of current locations, please visit https://evergreengoodwill.org/locations.

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About Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington

Evergreen Goodwill is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923. The organization currently operates five Job Training Centers, 24 retail stores, and 30 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 Contact:

Ryan Hodges, Communications Specialist
ryan.hodges@evergreengoodwill.org
425-269-4182

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