December 19, 2019
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES TO CLOSE MONROE RETAIL STORE
Monroe, LA – In an effort to improve efficiency and to better serve the Monroe area, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana will close its Monroe retail store and donation center, located at 3158 Louisville Avenue, at month’s end.
“We have been blessed with support from the Monroe community who have donated and shopped with us in our time here.” says David Tinkis, President and CEO. “As a thank you to the community and to help us clear out our existing inventory, the store will be holding a storewide 50% off sale now through December 30th.”
Starting December 23rd, Goodwill will be adjusting its operational hours to 10am to 7pm, except for December 24, 25 and 29 in which the store will be closed. The final day the store will be open is December 30, 2019.
While the store may be closing, the Goodwill Job Center will remain operational at the Louisville location. “We will continue to fulfill our mission of providing workforce development programs and services to people with disabilities or other barriers, including reentry programs and several supported employment programs,” says Lynn Stevens, Director of Workforce Development.
As for the employees, Goodwill has transferred all eight retail and donation center employees to its West Monroe store, located at 3426 Cypress Street.
The West Monroe location is one of nine other retail locations that will remain open. As always, 88 cents of every dollar from retail sales supports Goodwill’s mission of helping local individuals gain and maintain jobs. Goodwill would like to invite the public to continue to shop and donate items.
About Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Goodwill is a nonprofit leader in providing education, training and career services to individuals who face barriers, disadvantages or have a disability.
Goodwill has been on Forbes’ list of top 20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years, the only nonprofit featured on that list. Since 2010, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana helped place more than 50,000 individuals into employment.
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana’s, ten retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also employment to those in need, and a revenue stream to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. In addition, a wide range of business services, including janitorial and grounds maintenance, allows Goodwill to expand further employment opportunities by contracting with federal, state, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Goodwill also offers multiple job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
For more information on Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana programs or services, or to find a location near you, visit www.goodwillnla.org.