FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Goodwill Opens Flagship Store in
North Plainfield, NJ
Social Enterprise Store Features a Drive-Up Donation Window
North Plainfield, NJ (October 27, 2017) - Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today with local elected officials, including North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano Jr., to celebrate the opening of its flagship store and donation center in Somerset County.
The 12,000 square-foot flagship North Plainfield store and donation center will bring as many as 40 new jobs to the community and will provide retail training and work for persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Customers will find high-quality gently-used clothing and household goods at affordable prices. Goodwill’s North Plainfield flagship store—its second store in Somerset County and its first to be built from the ground up—features high ceilings, ample natural light, and a great-value shopping experience.
Katy Gaul-Stigge, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., said, "We are delighted to open our flagship store in North Plainfield to bring jobs, donations and sustainability opportunities. Thank you to New Jersey and Somerset County—which have been so welcoming to Goodwill.”
The North Plainfield store features a “DonationXpress” and convenient drive-up destination options. Residents may contribute to the mission of Goodwill by donating usable belongings between store hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Since 1915, Goodwill NYNJ has helped residents re-use and re-purpose their goods. In 2016, Goodwill NYNJ diverted more than 128 million pounds of usable goods from local landfills, served more than 60,000 people, and placed 6,200 individuals in jobs. Because Goodwill is a not-for-profit organization, contributed items in good condition are tax-deductible, and receipts are provided upon request.
The Goodwill North Plainfield store and donation center is located at 955 Route 22 West, North Plainfield, NJ 07060. Phone is (908) 668-4503.
About Goodwill NYNJ
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. is a social enterprise that provides workforce development services, and retail and business opportunities. Its mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power or work. The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization operates 57 programs and is a member of the network of 162 agencies of Goodwill Industries International, each with a designated region.
Goodwill NYNJ’s 41 retail stores support its mission through the sale of new and slightly used donated goods while providing training and employment for its core constituency. GoodTemps, Goodwill’s temporary staffing division, places 700 individuals in jobs weekly in private companies and city and state agencies. The nonprofit’s welfare to work programs offer resources and supports to break the cycle of poverty for those facing significant barriers.
Since its beginnings in Brooklyn 102 years ago, Goodwill has helped greater New York area residents become work-ready so they can build better lives for themselves and their families.
Learn more about Goodwill NYNJ at www.goodwillnynj.org.
Director of Communications
Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ
Phone: (646) 238-9133
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Goodwill North Plainfield store:
955 Route 22 West
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 668-4503