ORLANDO, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – As of May 13, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened five more of its retail stores, and Thursday, will open its brand-new Lady Lake location. The nonprofit will reopen another group of stores, plus its remaining Donation Xpress Centers, on Friday, May 15.
New safety measures, such as one-way aisles, plexiglass partitions at the registers and limited shopper capacity, will be in place at all reopened stores. In addition, employees will be wearing facemasks and gloves. Dressing rooms will be closed, and as a result, the return policy will be extended to 14 days.
Goodwill’s retail stores are the main source of funding for its employment services, which include career counseling, vocational training and job placement. Ninety cents of every dollar in revenue goes directly to support employment assistance in Central Florida.
“We’re excited to be welcoming back our loyal shoppers and donors – and meeting new ones at our Lady Lake store,” said Kim Praniewicz, senior director of marketing and communications. “Their support makes it possible for Goodwill to build lives that work. With unemployment skyrocketing, our job connection services are needed now more than ever – and our generous donors and shoppers help to make those resources possible.”
In addition to the six stores that opened last week, the following Goodwill stores opening this week include:
- 1819 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo
- 891 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City
- 12170 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando
- 2405 Commerce Park Drive, Orlando
- 4516 State Road 46, Sanford
- 637 U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake (grand opening May 14)
- 1356 East Vine Street, Kissimmee (reopening May 15)
- 4257 U.S. 192, St. Cloud (reopening May 15)
- 4780 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando (reopening May 15)
- 7800 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Fern Park (reopening May 15)
- 1795 Sunshadow Drive, Casselberry (reopening May 15)
- 1855 S. Grand Highway, Clermont (reopening May 15)
The following Donation Xpress Centers are slated to open on May 15:
- 3520 Avalon Park E. Blvd., Orlando
- 9161 Narcoossee Road, Suite 103, Orlando
- 2250 Fortune Road, Kissimmee
- 3235 Edgewater Drive, Winter Park
- 2212 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
- 901 Doyle Road, Deltona
- 2009 Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud
- 4250 Minton Road, Palm Bay
All locations will be operating under limited hours. Donation Xpress Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Retail stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Job-seekers can access all Job Connection Center resources and counseling online by emailing JobConnection@GoodwillCFL.org or calling (407) 235-1541. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit www.GoodwillCFL.org.
About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.
Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 29 retail stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit www.goodwillcfl.org, “like” GoodwillCFL on Facebook or follow @goodwillcfl on Twitter.