North Phoenix will soon have a new place to search for great finds or drop off no-longer-needed household items and clothing.
Construction on the new Goodwill retail store and donation center just north of the Outlets at Anthem is steadily progressing as planned, said Courtney Nelson, vice president of marketing and communications for Goodwill of Central Arizona. Completion is expected in April, Nelson said.
The 25,000-square-foot building will occupy 3.2 acres along the eastern edge of a 20-acre parcel at 43240 N. Black Canyon Highway.
Goodwill plans to hire 25–30 people within a 3- to 5-mile radius of the store, Nelson said. Among items the organization accepts: appliances, bedding, books and other media, games, furniture, kitchenware, sports equipment, musical instruments, tools, toys and even vehicles.
Impact of Donating and Shopping
When you donate and someone buys your item, Goodwill uses roughly 90 cents of every dollar to fund job training for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs.
In 2016, the non-profit helped more than 313,000 people nationwide train for jobs at its career centers in industries such as banking, information technology and healthcare.
What Goodwill can’t sell, it recycles, keeping more than 100 million pounds of materials out of local landfills each year.