Goodwill of Orange County Cypress store front

GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY ANNOUNCES FIRST STORE IN CYPRESS OPENING LATER THIS YEAR

October 24, 2018

Modern thrift store to offer one-of-a-kind shopping selection, drive-thru donation drop-off and create 25 new jobs

CYPRESS, Calif. – October 24, 2018– Goodwill of Orange County announced today a new thrift store opening in Cypress later this year. The store will be Goodwill’s 25th Orange County location, and first ever in the city of Cypress.

The 13,000 square-foot store, located next to Cypress Community College, will showcase Goodwill’s popular thrift store shopping experience. Customers can expect a one-of-a-kind selection of clothing for all ages, accessories, housewares and furniture, electronics, sporting goods, and more.

The new Cypress location will also feature Goodwill’s first ever drive-thru donation drop-off. The store will utilize the structure set up by the previous tenant and allow donors to simply drive up and a Goodwill attendant will greet and remove items from cars – making donating easy than ever.

“We are thrilled to bring Goodwill of Orange County’s unique retail experience to Cypress and the surrounding communities for the first time,” said Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County. “By shopping with us, customers will discover one-of-a-kind goods that create positive change here in Orange County. More than 92 cents of every dollar spent at the store, and all of our stores, is reinvested into Goodwill’s life-changing programs and services that help people facing barriers find meaningful employment.”

The store will also create 25 new job opportunities for the local community. Goodwill is currently accepting applications for a variety of positions. Applicants can apply online or by calling (714) 547-6308 ext. 496.

Goodwill’s retail outposts generate the revenue needed to operate and provide critical services to Orange County residents who face employment challenges such as physical and intellectual disabilities, homelessness, poverty, and more. Goodwill of Orange County’s mission is to provide opportunities for these individuals so they can find a pathway to independence and pride.

The Cypress Goodwill of Orange County store will be located at 6006 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, and will open later this year.

About Goodwill of Orange County
Since 1924, Goodwill of Orange County has been in the business of helping people facing barriers find and keep meaningful employment. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most recognized for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America’s favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Goodwill of Orange County, which marked its 94thyear of service in 2018, has supported hundreds of thousands of Orange County residents since its inception by creating and providing quality training and employment services to empower its program participants to be productive and independent. The nonprofit organization has dozens of programs that support this effort, including the Goodwill Rogers A. Severson Fitness & Technology Center, Orange County’s only facility specially designed for people suffering from chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; its global approach to serving veterans and their families, Goodwill of Orange County Tierney Center for Veteran Services, which helps former service members and their families find resources and services to meet and serve their unique needs, including housing, job placement, education, and wellness; and its Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), which provides access to more than 1,000 state-of-the-art technology devices for children and adults with disabilities. These are just a few of Goodwill of Orange County’s innovative programs that have served those facing barriers in Orange County for the past nine decades. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit ocgoodwill.org.

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Media Contact: Nicole Morrison, (949) 200-6110, nmorrison@cornerstonecomms.com