Grand Opening of Goodwill Announced

A grand opening celebration for the new Goodwill superstore, next to Winn-Dixie in Sebring Square Mall, 420 Sebring Square, is set for Aug. 20 and 21.

There will be hourly drawings for Goodwill gift cards throughout the weekend. Doughnuts will be served to early bird shoppers on Saturday. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

This is the 10th new store Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Inc. has opened in West Central Florida since 2001.

The 33,000-square-foot store will be stocked with donated clothing, furniture and household items, as well as a wide variety of new products. It will employ approximately 30 people, the company said in a news release.


The store’s drive-through donation lane on the south side of the store will give residents a place to drop off items they no longer need.

“The new store will serve as a hub for Goodwill’s childhood literacy program, BookWorks, in which volunteers read to children from low-income families and then present a book for each child to take home,” the company added.

Successful stores are critical to Goodwill’s mission, as retail revenue supports the agency’s many human services, the company said.

The nonprofit organization’s donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training centers for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs.

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