GOODWILL SAN ANTONIO CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH GRAND OPENING OF NEW STORE ON FAR WEST SIDE OF CITY
Non-profit celebrated new store and drive-thru donation location at Potranco and Loop 1604 with community ribbon-cutting ceremony
As Goodwill San Antonio enters into their 75th year of service to the city, the nonprofit proudly hosted a community celebration on Thursday, January23rd for the opening of its 24th store and donation location at 10422 Potranco Road, 78251. The celebration commenced with remarks from the agency’s leadership and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. followed by a weekend of the best thrift shopping plus prize drawings throughout the day in support of Goodwill’s mission to elevate people with disabilities and other life barriers through meaningful education and employment.
The 25,000 square foot facility was designed by Open Studio Architecture and project managed by Superior Construction. The store created 30 new jobs on the Far West Side of the city, an area with immense growth and potential.
“The community’s generous donations and shopping dollars enable Goodwill to support innovative programs that employ and educate those with disabilities and other barriers to workplace success,” said Janice Bunch, President and Chief Operating Officer for Goodwill San Antonio. “When you shop with Goodwill, you are helping people and helping the environment. Instead of becoming unnecessary waste, donated clothing and household goods are sold in our stores where they are reused and repurposed in a responsibly sustainable manner.”
For 75 years, Goodwill San Antonio has been a leading nonprofit in the local community helping to fight poverty and create opportunity by providing education, training, and careers services to elevate people with disabilities and other life barriers to achieve self-sufficiency.
Goodwill San Antonio’s stores and donation locations help fund job training, employment placement services, and other important community-based programs. Every item purchased at a Goodwill store or donated to a donation center also helps to create employment opportunities and social services that make a difference in someone’s life. In the past year alone, Goodwill San Antonio trained more than 800 adults and youth for high-demand careers through certified vocational skills training; equipped more than 1,800 at-risk youth for college and careers; and placed more than 2,300 people in competitive employment.
By shopping at Goodwill San Antonio, millions of pounds of usable items are diverted from landfills. Instead of becoming unnecessary waste, donated clothing and household goods are sold in Goodwill stores, where they can be reused and repurposed in a responsibly sustainable manner.
To learn more about Goodwill San Antonio’s mission to help change lives through the power of work, visit www.goodwillsa.org/Potranco. Check in on social #GWSAPotranco
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, your purchases and donations help fund education, training and career services to empower people with disabilities and life barriers to find meaningful employment. In addition to operating retail stores and donation stations in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and the surrounding areas, Goodwill San Antonio provides certified vocational training programs through its Good Careers Academy, free employment services through its Good Career Centers, and manages contracts for the U.S. government and local municipalities for outsourced business services ranging from document management and contact center solutions to grounds maintenance and tree care activities through its Business Services operations.