Goodwill of Orange County

GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY ANNOUNCES FULLERTON STORE RELOCATING EARLY NEXT YEAR

December 11, 2018

Modern thrift store to continue offering elevated shopping experience at newly remodeled center

FULLERTON, Calif. – December 11, 2018– Goodwill of Orange County announced today its Fullerton store will move to a new location to give customers a revamped and elevated shopping experience. The store, currently located at College Plaza on Chapman Ave., will join popular tenants such as the original Polly’s Pies restaurant, Grocery Outlet, Auto Zone and Planet Fitness at a newly remodeled center on N. Raymond Ave. in February 2019.

The 7,800 square-foot store will showcase Goodwill’s signature selection of gently used items and provide customers with a modern spin on traditional thrift store shopping, including a revamped interior with open wood beam ceilings and a restored original brick wall from Boy’s Market, the family-fun grocery store found in the 1920s that used to occupy the space. Customers can expect one-of-a-kind assortments of clothing for all ages, accessories, home décor, electronics, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, and more.

“We are delighted to give our popular Fullerton store a modern makeover and give our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience,” said Nicole Suydam, president and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County. “At this new location, and at each of our stores throughout the county, every purchase will support our transformative programs and services focused on creating brighter futures for individuals facing barriers -- shopping with us changes lives!”

More than 92 cents from every dollar spent at Goodwill of Orange County stores and boutiques is reinvested into Goodwill’s programs and services that help people facing challenges to employment, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, find and keep meaningful jobs. Goodwill of Orange County’s mission is to provide opportunities for these individuals so they can find a pathway to independence and pride.

Goodwill of Orange County’s new Fullerton store will be located at 130 N. Raymond Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831, and is slated to open February 2019.

The College Plaza store is planned to close at the end of February 2019. Store employees will be transferred to the new Fullerton store upon closing. Goodwill of Orange County is currently accepting applications for additional positions at the new location. Interested applicants can apply online or by calling (714) 547-6308 ext. 496.

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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