UMD Campus Move Out

This year Goodwill Duluth partnered with the University of Minnesota Duluth to host big Blue Bins on campus to collect clothing, household items, and small furniture from the campus community. For 2016, the Blue Bins will be on campus from Friday, April 29th through Friday May 6th, and Monday, May 9th through Friday May 13th.

Blue Bin locations:

Kirby Student Center Bus Hub
Kathryn A. Martin Library campus entrance

Click the link below for more information!

https://umdsustain.wp.d.umn.edu/campus-initiati…/…/move-out/

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Goodwill Store In Two Harbors Now Open!

Goodwill Duluth is pleased to announce the opening of our new Two Harbors retail store/donation center, located at 702 7th Ave!

“It’s a new look for Goodwill in a great location,” said Kent Fugere, Retail Sales Manager at Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises, Inc. “With the colors and layout of the store, it’s going to be a great shopping experience for our customers. We’re excited to bring the new look of Goodwill to Two Harbors.”

The Two Harbors locations brings Goodwill Duluth’s stores up to 15 in number across the Northland, and a new place for North Shore residents to donate their gently used clothes and other items.

Goodwill Duluth is excited about our new presence in Two Harbors and the opportunity to serve it’s residents and surrounding communities.

Two Harbors Goodwill store hours for shoppers are 9am-7:30pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-6pm on Saturday. Goodwill accepts donations of gently used clothing and household goods during regular business hours at the store location. Contact the Two Harbors store at 218-834-3408 for more information and keep an eye out for information on our official Grand Opening Celebration coming soon!

The newest Goodwill location in the northland, in the Kenwood Shopping Center.

Kenwood Goodwill Opened June 12

“It’s a new look for Goodwill in a great location in a busy shopping area,” said Kent Fugere, Retail Sales Manager at Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises, Inc. “With the colors and layout of the store, it’s going to be a great shopping experience for our customers. People are already very interested—we’ve had to turn them away while we’ve been getting the store ready to open. We’re excited to bring the new look of Goodwill to the northland.”

The Kenwood Shopping Center is now home to Goodwill’s second Duluth location, bringing the non-profit’s stores up to 14 in number across the northland, and a new place for Duluthians to donate their gently used clothes and other items.

The new store sits on the corner of the Kenwood Shopping Center in between Erbert & Gerbert’s and Duluth Teacher’s Credit Union, with a donation drop-off located at the rear of the building. Thrifty shoppers and donors now have an alternative to the Garfield Ave. location, and can stop at Goodwill during a trip to the shopping center.

The new 4,000-square-foot store opened for business June 12 after weeks of renovations.

Goodwill is excited about the increased presence in the Duluth area and the opportunity to continue serving the people of Duluth and its surrounding communities.

Kenwood Goodwill store hours for shoppers are from 9am-7:30pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-6pm on Saturday. Goodwill accepts donations of gently used clothing and household goods during regular business hours at the store location. Contact the Kenwood store at 218 522-4461 for more information.

A new sign is up at the future location of the Superior Goodwill store.

Superior Goodwill: Moving!

The Superior Goodwill is preparing to move to a new location at 2911 Tower Ave. in the Townsquare building.  The store will be larger than the existing location, with ample, easy to access parking.  We’re in the process of remodeling, painting and setting up all the soon to be filled racks, and we invite you to take a look at some pictures of our progress!  Stay tuned to our blog and social media pages for up to the minute news on our new and improved store locations!

Perseverance Pays Off

sueKDealing with life-long issues had made it difficult for Sue to successfully compete in the local labor market. But she wasn’t going to stop trying.

She was referred to Goodwill with the goal of identifying the marketable skills she had that could fit a job in the community. Through her Work Adjustment Training, she and her team determined that Sue had proficient use of her hands to do clerical work and industrial sewing. She entered the Extended Employment Program and proved to be a skilled and dependable worker in Goodwill’s industrial sewing department, until it was closed in 2005. Since then, Sue has been able to continue her industrial sewing, working part-time for a local manufacturer. She has also been employed at local businesses, doing clerical work such as collating and mailing.

Sue also works at Goodwill’s main facility, processing textile items for resale in Goodwill’s stores. As is typical of Goodwill’s workers, Sue’s supervisor describes her as hardworking and dedicated to her job.

“I enjoy working at Goodwill and in the community,” said Sue, who lives in Duluth with her husband. “I’m trying to support myself.”