How To Start A Goodwill Store

Recent reports show that Goodwill industries have definitely proven their worth despite the difficult economy that we have these days. See how they did it and how you can also start your own Goodwill store.

Interestingly, the recent recession that hit not only the United States but the whole world has indicated that Goodwill stores have found an amazing increase in sales.

Of course, very few retailers can report the same scenario since there are a lot of them that have experienced otherwise. As one senior store manager from Maryland says, this is indeed the perfect time to improve the business and to promote it more and more. So despite the fact that some people are still surprised with this, more and more entrepreneurs are now setting their sights on establishing their own Goodwill stores as well.
Goodwill stores also have a huge assortment of inexpensive new and slightly used items such as clothes, books, toys, house wares, furniture and many more. In the Kansas area alone, they already have at least 15 retail stores and that could certainly be an amazing figure.

Do you know how to start a Goodwill store on your own? Well, first and foremost you have to understand that there are several important aspects to consider. First of all, Goodwill industries, as their name implies, has a noble mission and not just simply another business that exists to sell products. The Helping Hand of Goodwill industries actually aim to serve people to the extent that they even offer employment for people with disabilities. Once you check their statistics, you would discover that they hire thousands of disabled and/or disadvantaged people these days. Aside from offering job opportunities, Goodwill also serves people through revenues, services, grants and charitable gifts. They do this because for them, it is their mission to help these people develop and achieve their full potential.
Some of the core values that Goodwill industries have are respect, stewardship, ethics, learning and innovation. Those thinking of doing business with the then should likewise integrate these values not only in their business but in their own personal lives if they want to experience more success.

Goodwill always has their doors open especially for those who want to get job opportunities especially for jobs like retail, marketing, accounting, management, human resources, janitorial services and many others.

Goodwill offers career opportunities in a number of areas including retail, management, accounting, human resources, marketing, janitorial, social services and more. Benefits for their employees and their employee’s family are also in place such as insurance coverage that could sustain an individual’s medical, dental and vision well-being. Of course, they also has time offs, paid holidays and life insurance offers.

Doing business with them and starting your own Goodwill store business then should only be done if you can comply with these standards. In addition, you should also comply with their mission and implement what they believe in. It’s really safe to say that not all entrepreneurs could really be considered by Goodwill industries. Otherwise, you might instead try other ventures that could offer you with other opportunities.

150 Comments

  • Maria Perez said on October 12, 2009
    To Whom It May Concern: I really love thrift and goodwill stores, and have always thought about opening a store myself, but haven't had the opportunity to pursue this dream. In any case I am so very interested in gaining the knowledge I need to open and run a goodwill store. I love to serve people and I agree with your mission, and would be the happiest person if I can help others develop and achieve their full potential. I also believe and live by your core values. I have many years of professional experience as well. I have a fashion background as well as a real estate license, and have worked in other industries as well, however I believe it is finally time for me to pursue my dream and would appreciate if you could assist me in accomplishing my goal, if so please contact me at 917-284-7750 or email. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon. feel that your core values
  • Maria Perez said on October 15, 2009
    could someone give me some direction or feedback on opening a goodwill store?
  • Sean Lucas said on November 14, 2009
    I own a building in Rockville, Indiana and I would like to get some details on opening a Goodwill Store.
  • joan said on January 3, 2010
    I own a commercial property in pelican lake wi and would love to open a goodwill, so i can help people. Please let me know what I need to do to accomplish this. Warmest regards, Joan
  • janell carroll said on January 3, 2010
    west memphis, ar 72301. i own a commercial building in west memphis arkansas that i think is a perfect location for a goodwill store. there is no store in this county. please let me know what is required for opening a goodwill store. thanks
  • gary piano said on January 31, 2010
    Hi, I am interested n learning more on how to open a Goodwill store. I live in the Asheville, NC USA area. There are currently half a dozen or so Goodwill stores in the Asheville area and could easily support several new stores. I totally agree with Goodwill's mission now and have always practiced this in my personal life as well. I always encourage small-medium size businesses to find a way to give back to the community. I feel it is only right to support the community that supports your business. For almost 20 yrs I have worked as a recruiter helping people with either find employment or finding them employment that is better suited for them than their current job is. I am an advocate of affirmative action, diversity, EEO and EOE. At your convenience please let me know the criteria and everything required to open a Goodwill store. Thank you for your time and assistance. Gary Piano, sabelpiano@yahoo.com
  • Sandy Keene said on February 18, 2010
    I lived in Cedar Bluff, Va.( Tazewell County)and I often travel to Newport News, Va. to visit family, and I enjoy shopping in all the goodwills stores, I am very interested in learning how to open a store in my community, I can count 3 local counties close by and they are no goodwill stores, The closet one is about 50 mile to 60 miles in Bluefield West Va. and Bristol, Tn. Any info would be appreciated for its so needed in this area. Thank You Sandy Keene
  • mandy said on April 17, 2010
    pikecounty ky and would love to open a goodwill store
  • Lee Garza said on May 16, 2010
    I would like any information available on starting a goodwill store. thanks for your help and support, lee
  • Divya said on August 1, 2010
    I want to open a goodwill or thrift store . i need info on how to go about doing so. I live in macedonia ohio 44056.
  • Jessica said on August 4, 2010
    I would like to know how to start n run thrift or goodwill store in las vegas.Thank u n God bless u.
  • Terry Blitsch said on August 9, 2010
    Central Illinois is preferred. Give me more tips to open a goodwill store..
  • Johnna Clark said on August 17, 2010
    I would like information on starting a Goodwill Store in Calexico California Thank you
  • Jeannie said on August 31, 2010
    Cleveland,Ohio, interested in opening a thrift store. Need information....
  • Renee Savage said on September 28, 2010
    I would like information on opening a goodwill store in Berlin NJ. thank you. I currently am a nurse for medically fragile, technology dependent children. I have also owned several business, franchisees, and have a real estate license.
  • zenita castile said on September 30, 2010
    I would like very much to open a goodwill store in our town. I think it would do great here since there is nothing like it in over 30 miles away. I really think the people need it here. I have owned and operated business all my life and would like to do this very much it would mean a lot to me to. THANK YOU zenita castile of Portland TN 37148
  • Stephen Scott Duncan said on October 4, 2010
    I live in McCreary County, Kentucky. I would like to open a goodwill store in Whitley city (which is located in McCreary County. We have good will stores to the north of us and to the south, but none here. This County is in desperate need of something as good as goodwill. thank you.
  • Azzam Taleb said on October 7, 2010
    Tucson, AZ. Would like more info about opening a Goodwill store.
  • Teri Klein said on November 1, 2010
    I would like to open a Goodwill thrift store in Genesee County (Batavia, NY). I believe the store would do very well in our small city. The Salvation Army is the only thrift store currently and is very run down. Goodwill has done a great job in upgrading their appearance and available items at a low cost to consumers. Thank You
  • Susan Yum said on December 8, 2010
    I am interested in finding out about opening a Goodwill store in the Tampa, FL area. I have a Bachelor's degree in business, 10 years experience volunteering in a thrift store, several years experience running a small business, and 20 years experience in sales as a Realtor. I love earning my living by helping others. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
  • bryan parker said on December 12, 2010
    I live 8 miles north of Clayton Georgia, which does not have a goodwill store, but they have very many less fortunate folks there than well off folks. The area i live in does too. Wife and i are looking into opening a goodwill store there, to help many less fortunate, and needy folks. Any help would be appreciated. bp
  • Karim Pirani said on December 26, 2010
    I am interested in opening a goodwill store in Sugar Land, TX. I believe I can collect a lot of charitable items from my location as it is located in a very affluent neighborhood. I would like to consider only a drop off location as an actual store may not be appropriate in this type of neighborhood. Please get me info on how I could help. thanks.
  • Malcolm Frails said on January 13, 2011
    My name is Malcolm i want to know how can i open a goodwill store in thomson ga.
  • Dorothy Sweatt said on January 20, 2011
    I am interested in starting a Goodwill in: Lake Placid, Florida or Sebring, Florida. Thanks
  • Lilia Almer said on January 25, 2011
    Hi - I am interested in opening a goodwill store in southern California and in Oregon. I would like to help others and give back to the community. I have owned businesses in the past and have a real estate license as well. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
  • marcy said on February 18, 2011
    I am looking for information on how to open a goodwill in cross plains, WI. Thanks!
  • Tracy Nguyen said on February 19, 2011
    I'm looking for information on how to start a goodwill store. Maplewood, MN.
  • Terri said on March 22, 2011
    I live in Devils Lake North Dakota and would be very interested in helping people with disabilities reach their full potential. Thank You
  • Zbigniew Knaszak said on March 22, 2011
    I live in Vernon Hills, IL. I am looking for information how to open a goodwill store in northern Illinois. Thanks!
  • Debbie Jacobson said on April 9, 2011
    I live in North Battleford,Saskatchewan,Canada and would like more information on how to open a store in my area. Thankyou.
  • LN said on April 28, 2011
    Hi, I want to open a thrift store in Bergen county (Hackensack area). I am looking for an investor who could help me to start my project or a donator who could help me with materials needed for start up. Motivated entrepreneur looking for a little kick to keep me starting.
  • marsha said on May 12, 2011
    I am interested in info about opening a store in charlotte, nc, pineville, nc or matthews, nc. Can you send any details?
  • lucky nguyen said on May 22, 2011
    Hi , I would like to open a goodwill store in Vietnam, I've been here in the state for 18 years, own my own salon very successful. I went back to Vietnam to visit almost every year, brought with me tons of used cloths to give to the poor people but never enough. I would like to open a goodwill store to help the working people there to be able to buy some decent cloths and thing good price for their family, you know at the communist country, the poor gets poorer, please send me information, I already have investors, people like to help and so am I, Thank you.
  • Donna Fallen Conway, N.H. said on June 9, 2011
    I would love to open a Goodwill store in the Conway N.H. area . We do not have anything similar and I think it would be a great service. I would like one that sells everything from knick knacks to furniture and would like to know how to go about it and what requirements do I need
  • Rochelle. Nelson said on June 10, 2011
    Hi, I have always wanted to have a store in my town of Batesville, Ms where it want take so much out of our pockets, yet help ha community at the same time and GOODWILL have SOME of the best Morals i've seen....I would just LOVE to help people. ...
  • Alan said on June 18, 2011
    I'm located in central Missouri and would like to look into opening a Goodwill, can someone please send me the information or web site needed? Thanks.
  • Sammy durano said on June 21, 2011
    I want to know how I can start a good will store. Will like to know how to go about it'
  • Edna said on July 7, 2011
    Yes, I am interested in starting a couple or so businesses in Mexico.
  • Edna said on July 7, 2011
    I am interested in starting Thrift/Goodwill stores in Mexico.
  • brandi said on July 11, 2011
    pulaski tennessee,..i would love to open a 'goodwill' store. i share the same morals & values as the goodwill company -believing in my community and giving back to serve them and also helping us all actually come together as a whole- goodwill meets the needs of everyone young old sick healthy poor rich-that is a great balance! we do not have a local goodwill store and i think that if i, along with my family could open one in our town of pulaski that it would be a great success for everyone. my family 'loves' to go to the goodwills in surrounding counties-we all take 20 bucks & go on a .99 cent day-its great fun & we always come out with cool treasures. i hope to find out more information as to how i go about starting our own 'goodwill' store.
  • Red and White Inc. said on July 20, 2011
    I have a building perfect for a Goodwill downtown with parking lot. I administered in leasing it, or opening a Goodwill in our town in Sparta Ga. Our nearest Goodwill store is 30 and 40 miles from here and we need one here to help our community in Hancock County! Please send info on how to achieve this very needed venture. Thank-you.
  • Aundrea Phillips said on August 17, 2011
    I'm interested in opening a Goodwill store in Dayton Ohio. How do I get started?
  • T Campbell said on August 17, 2011
    Anyone know how much capital is needed to start a Goodwill store?
  • John said on August 24, 2011
    Folks, Goodwill is an international nonprofit. You can not simply open a store. The country is broken into territories each has it's own Goodwill, for example Goodwill Industries of Dallas or Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Each has a board of directors, executive staff etc. Most territories have between 20- 40 stores. It's not a franchise or get rich quick setup. It is a legitimate 501(c)3, and one of the largest in the country.
  • Angela Hyman said on September 9, 2011
    I do not have a business area as of yet b/c where I live there is a Goodwill Store. I live in the Westchester, NY area and was hoping to find more information on starting a Goodwill store. I am not looking to get rich, more in helping people purchase for less in hard times as these! I would like to know the rules/regulations as well as how far apart the stores should be if there is such a rule. Thank you and look forward in hearing from someone.
  • Angela Hyman said on September 9, 2011
    I apologize I sent the wrong email before. I do not have a store location as of yet because there is a store where I live. I live in the Westchester, NY area. I am not looking to get rich but in helping people purchase items for less in hard times like these! I would like to know the rules/regulations of a Goodwill store and how far apart in miles should the stores be within each other (if there is such a rule). Thank you and look forward in hearing from someone soon.
  • marsha w said on September 10, 2011
    Wanting to open a goodwill in poplar Bluff,kennett Missouri.we have one now in poplar bluff but this town could use two!! Everyone loves to save money and help someone .This goodwill codes at 6:00 pm and they have to force @ least 20 0r more people to leave at closing time.I would stay open till 9:00.Always i have worked in the management field love it.please call me so we can help more people save money ,live better and create more jobs! Sincerely marsha w
  • Colleen R. Patalino said on September 15, 2011
    Cobleskill, NY USA could really use a Goodwill Store. We were recently hit in our county (Schoharie County) by Hurricane Irene and T.S. Lee. We have such devastation here (worst hit county in NY State). We have lost entire towns!!! This made me, and MANY others, realize how useful this would be here. I would love more info. on getting started with this.
  • Kristen Morgan said on September 18, 2011
    Love, Live and Learn is my mission and with my skills in life, I have grown to be a natural leader. Giving is second nature and with the love in my heart, opening up a Goodwill store will help me to live one of my goals to share, teach and understand the needs of the people. Contact information morgan_kristen@sbcglobal.net
  • edward kang said on September 23, 2011
    203 powers rd.(Rout 251 N.), rochelle, IL 61068. I own the building(8400 sq. ft. and parking lots for100 cars) please let me know how to open it. thanks, ed.
  • Richard Jenkins said on September 27, 2011
    I believe in the mission of Goodwill Industries and would like to know how to start a store location in Monticello and Anamosa Iowa. Thank you, Rev. Rick Jenkins
  • Kimberly said on October 12, 2011
    I would love to open up a Goodwill!!! May you please contact me back immediately about opening up a Goodwill
  • Fariba said on October 14, 2011
    Hello, is there a person offering solution/steps on how to open a Goodwill or a thrift store? Very tired of reading everyone's questions, but no one is answering in detail (step by step) as to what a person should do? Who to contact? Where to buy/ask for donations - can these donations be on regular basis, etc.? What did that person do (the kind of approach he/she took) to open his business and doing successful. Please respond - please no more wishing I had opened a thrift store...
  • Sally said on October 16, 2011
    I Love Goodwill Stores, I would love to open one in my town, Please help me found out what i need to do. Can't wait to hear from you :)
  • Berlly said on October 20, 2011
    165 Nelson Hill road Derby VT. I would like to change my 3000 sq feet Thrift Store to A Good Will Store, in our town. I think it will do great here since there is nothing like it in over 45 miles away. I really thing the people need it here. I have own and operated Business for over 25 years. I would like to do this it would mean a lot . Thank you. Berlly A Jenne.
  • alla said on November 6, 2011
    HELLO! I WOULD LOVE TO OPEN A GOODWILL STORE IN MY TOWN - CAN YOU, PLEASE, TELL ME HOW IT WORKS. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!
  • samir alzoubi said on November 27, 2011
    I WOULD LOVE TO OPEN A GOODWILL STORE IN MY TOWN- WOULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW IT WORKS , HOW TO START , HOW MUCH CAPITAL I SHOULD HAVE . GOD BLESS . SAMIR
  • Debra Stone said on December 13, 2011
    I love shopping in the GoodWill Stores and is now interested in opening a store of my own. Need more information on how to get started and working capital needed. Thank you
  • Jeff Ball said on December 26, 2011
    please send me info of what it take's to open a goodwill store
  • James Gilbert said on January 9, 2012
    Not sure yet on location but would love information on opening goodwill. All aspect off the details including building to working capital
  • TANYAMARIE LYNCH said on January 15, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ZIP CODE 19124 I'm currently a correctional officer for the city of phila and my dream and passion was always to open a Goodwill store to help those in need especially men and women that has done time in prison after completing different programs to get them back on track with the real world to allow them to purchase affordable clothing for interviews, church,school etc their and also employment opportunists.
  • Claudette McDonald said on January 16, 2012
    I am an accountant and I own a commercial property. I am very interested in starting up a Goodwill store in Midland, Ontario. There isn't one in this area and I believe it is very much needed. Please give me more info about how to do this. Thank you
  • Debbie Jacobson said on January 21, 2012
    Hello from North Battleford, Saskatchewan. I would very much appreciate more information on how to open a Goodwill store in my community. Thank you.
  • Amy said on January 24, 2012
    We don't have a goodwill in Riverton Wyoming that is well known or productive here. I would love to start one here. Can anyone help?
  • Renetta Cassell said on February 8, 2012
    I am interested in any information on the process of opening a Goodwill Store in my area. I live in the Mount Washington Valley of NH. Accessible from our three surrounding states of Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts with in a 2 hour driving distance time.Great location and in need of a store such as this.
  • jack beginner adviser said on February 15, 2012
    if you want to open a goodwill store first off get a two year collegiate degree and maybe take some management classes and maybe work at a goodwill store and ask your manager to train you in management and after all you have accomplished all of these you are ready to manage a goodwill store but in order to open one you must check any work buildings that are available i suggest a building thats mixed in with a mall would fit the type for a goodwill building to be in order to do this you must look around a lot to see if there are any that are available and then contact the previous owner of the building
  • heather Cornwell said on February 19, 2012
    I too would like to open a Goodwill store over in Plano, IL. There is a big furniture building that went out of business that it would be perfect in.........
  • Armando Gaipo said on March 5, 2012
    I grew up going to fleamarkets and ever since i can remember i always wanted to be able to do something to help people that are less fortunate I live in iowa right now there is a good place in johnston iowa so i just want a chance to make my dream come true thanks for your time.
  • Marcus Turner said on April 10, 2012
    I am a member of a non profit organization in Austin Tx. I am very interested in pursuing a career in service for the people.I would love to hear from someone on how to start a Goodwill store. peace and blessings..
  • Merlin Inman said on May 2, 2012
    I am interested in opening a Goodwill store in my area, I would like to know if there is any Grants to help me get started, I have experience in retail and fill this is a great opportunity for me and the area I live in. If anyone has any information regarding opening a Goodwill store and what grants supports this opportunity please don't hesitate to send me a email. Thank you, Merlin yomraps@hotmail.com
  • Faida Albano said on May 8, 2012
    I would like to get information on opening up a goodwill store in Italy. If anyone has information for me please send it my way.Thank you. faida20002000@yahoo.it
  • Hazel McNeill said on June 2, 2012
    Please give info on starting a goodwill in Lumberton NC Have college degree and love the shopping experience at goodwill stores. I have experience in small business operations. Any info would be appreciated. My area could really benefit from a goodwill store. also are there any grants to support a business like this. Thank you,
  • Carl H Palestrini said on June 7, 2012
    I would like to open a Goodwill store in the Parlin/Sayreville area of New Jersey. There is only one that I know of which is approximately 10 miles away and feel that the community I live in could benefit from having one closer as todays economy has hit everyone hard and many have needs. I have worked my whole life in the finance industry and have years of management and budgeting experience. I would certainly look to give back to the community by hiring special needs or the disabled as I am currently familiar and active in that arena currently.
  • Shirley Albert said on June 7, 2012
    I would like to open up a Goodwill Store in Tennessee. I have many years of retail management experience and also worked for Goodwill Industries. They are an awesome non-profit organization to work for. I believe in their core values, ethnics and working for the community and helping the poor and disadvantage find work,assist with their education, etc. If someone can email me back and give me more information on the process to opening a Goodwill store.
  • Patty Maier said on June 10, 2012
    Sumterville, Florida 33585, Sumter County. Central Florida location, near The Villages, FL. Not one Goodwill store in Sumter County, now. Store locator shows 16 miles to nearest store. Wow, we really need this in our county. I have the county connections and locations available. Thanks so much.
  • dave said on July 4, 2012
    I have a commercial building in chesilhurst,nj. I think a good will store will do good here. I'm right on rt.30 which is a 4 lane highway that connects philadelphia to atlantic city. It takes about 30 minutes from my building to each. How do I get the ball rolling?
  • Gina said on July 16, 2012
    My husband and I currently live on our sailboat and do mission work where ever God leads us. Currently we are in the Bahamas and see a great need for a Goodwill in the Abacos. Is there any plans in the future to have Goodwill in this area. If so, we would like to help in any way possible to make this happen for the people in the Abacos (Marsh Harbour). Please advise.
  • Dennis Goldman said on July 21, 2012
    We have buildings available in Meridian, Ms and in Colorado. Please send information. thanks
  • Nostradamus said on July 22, 2012
    This is hard to believe....An alleged nonprofit organization, enjoying top tax exemptions, selling Franchises in detriment of truly charity organizations as Salvation Army, Kiwanis, Lions Club, St Vicent of Paul, etc? I am shocked. I still not I've been able to swallow this......It could be interesting to see the salaries of the Goodwill Industries Chairman, Board of Directors and main executives...I think it's time the FBI, IRS, the Treasury Department and Justice, check the financial records of this octopussy enterprise working as a byprofit corporation, paying 6 figures salaries to executives, masked as a nonprofit agency....
  • Leslie11111 said on August 1, 2012
    You cannot just open a Goodwill store. Goodwill doesn't sell franchises. Each territory has a charter with the International office and is only allowed to operate within their assigned region. They are all non-profits that are governed by Boards of Directors that VOLUNTEER their time and expertise in aiding in running the Goodwill entity that they serve on the Board for. Every aspect of the operation is governed by the local Board of Directors down to executive compensation.
  • Mia said on August 6, 2012
    I would like to open a Goodwill in Windsor, CA. I have many years of management and retail. I love to help others and this would open the door to help even more people in my community. Please let me know what I need to do to open one as I have done some research but nothing clear yet. Thank you, Mia
  • mirna said on September 15, 2012
    I Would like to open a Goodwill Store in Mount Vernon, New York. I love helping and serving people. I believe that this is something that I would enjoy doing and feel a great satisfaction at the end of the day, knowing that I made a difference in someone's life. Please provide me with all of the information to get started. Thank you.
  • Diana McBride said on October 3, 2012
    Harpursvill NY/ Sidney NY/ Endwell NY. I am interested in opening a goodwill store in one of these areas Most likely Sidney NY. Please help with the how to.
  • Arleta Watkins said on October 9, 2012
    I am interested in opening a goodwill store in Leitchfield (Grayson County), Kentucky. Please send me information on how to get started.
  • Sixta m. Santiago said on October 13, 2012
    I have a faith in goodwill store. I patronize the merchandize. I always go to all the stores to find my needs. Now I decide to open a business/franchise to start my business. How can i start the business
  • carmen said on October 30, 2012
    I need to know how much money to open the business.
  • Djenaba camara Hogarty said on November 3, 2012
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  • Jerry Amos said on November 6, 2012
    Beaver Dam, Ohio County Ky., I own commercial property & could be interested in Goodwill store since I share your vision. Thank you for your assistance. Respectfully submitted, Jerry W. Amos
  • warren schroefel said on November 10, 2012
    I own a property in Buffalo, Wyoming with a very good location. I am a Vice Chairman of a 501c3 nonprofit that benefits veterans and active duty military. We share your vision and would love to open a goodwill store in Buffalo
  • Elle Konrad said on December 4, 2012
    Hi my name is Elle Konrad I'm interested in opening A goodwill store in Kentucky. I live in Calvert City KY but would be interested in opening a store in Calvert City Or Benton KY. I'm recently unemployed and I need A different line of work and I so agree with the mission Goodwill Represents. Please give me more information on how to pursue this. Thank You, Elle Konrad
  • Jayne Poole said on December 28, 2012
    1260 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach FL. The shopping center is located near I-95 & 10th Ave. Prime location affording high traffic and ease of access. Highly visible location, attractive and well maintained. We are VERY interested in opening a store for our expanding community. This area is growing & in need of a local Goodwill. We have a 30% ratio of Senior Citizens and a continuing growth in families moving in. I work P/T in an Condo Association Office so I see the flexuation immediately. Our work ethics and personal ethics are in unison with your mission practices. My husband and myself have strong business backgrounds as well as a helping hand to those in need. I have volunteered at local food banks and remain in contact with them.
  • Chris Chatenka said on January 13, 2013
    I am thinking of opening a "Goodwill" store. Where do I get information on the process?
  • Not Stupid said on January 15, 2013
    I work at a goodwill store. They do not sell most of what gets donated. They take junk and hand out tax receipts like what was donated was worth something when it was not. Most donated garbage gets dumped into a big box and shipped off to a warehouse. Donate somewhere where management does not drive Cadillacs to work while their employees are paid $8.25 an hour.
  • Joseph Dean Hwang said on February 15, 2013
    I'm interested in opening a GoodWill Store out of State, International area (Saipan, MP 96950). I would like to learn and gain knowledge including feedbacks in general on how to establish this business...Please, contact me at 253-226-1419 or 253-536-5203...I do have experience in Retail Stores, being a Salesperson...I have an existing Janitorial Services here in States Tacoma Washington for 10years....So, I would like to gain more business establishment out of State...Thank you, i'll be waiting for your respond... I greatly appreciate it....
  • Joseph Dean Hwang said on February 15, 2013
    I'm in full interest in helping out disabilities and non-graduates, i have a disabled son that i'm very much interested to affiliate with GoodWill. Alot of people In this place (Saipan) are in need of jobs especially the disabled people. i look forward for my son's opportunity in his career and do the same thing as i'm proceeding. My goal is to give these people their potential achievement not to feel alone or be ignored....please, help me out...
  • marlene jackson said on February 17, 2013
    I currently live in new York and I have been shopping at Goodwill stores for years now, and I would like to have my own store. Any information on how to start my own store would be very welcome. Thank you.
  • Debbie Pickard said on February 22, 2013
    I am very interested in opening a GoodWill Store in our county. Hickman Co. Tennessee. All of my family has shopped GoodWill for years. There is a building vacant that would be perfect for a store that has plenty of parking. Also if it doesn't meet your criteria we have property available that we own where a building could be built. Our county desperately need JOBS JOBS and also the very reasonable items that GW offers. I have worked for the public all of my adult life. we had a grocery store for several years, retired 3 years ago from Tenn. Public Health with 32 years service, and now work at my son's BBQ restaurant. Our church offers a free hot meal every Wednesday night before services for anybody, and everybody that comes. This has been such a blessing to our community. The placement of a GW store in our county would be such an asset to our county in many many ways. Hoping to hear from you soon!!!! Debbie Pickard
  • john gonzales said on April 11, 2013
    I would like information on opening a good will store in the sacramento ca area
  • lashonda nixon said on April 24, 2013
    I stay in dallas tx and want to open up a goodwill. And would love to get started. Can i get more information please? Thank you.
  • Rita Ignacio said on April 26, 2013
    At present I am a bookkeeper. I have a beauty shop before in Pomona, California. My son is presently working in Goodwill Store for almost a year now. I would like to open our own store. Please let me know how to start it and how much capital do I have to invest. I would like to open a store in West Covina, California of Los Angeles County. Thanks. God bless. Rita

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