Crowds Cluster At Goodwill San Antonio's New Electronics Store
Grand Opening of Electronics Store Draws Crowds, Winners
(SAN ANTONIO – Mar. 6, 2019)
Goodwill San Antonio is now into gaming! In addition to the non-profit’s traditional retail thrift stores people peruse for bargains on clothing and household goods, Goodwill now offers a store for affordable electronics, enabling customers to help bridge the digital divide in San Antonio. Crowds of shoppers at the normally busy Goodwill Clearance Store at 4810 Eisenhauer Road were the first to shop the new Electronics Store on Tuesday.
The store is stocked with popular gaming systems, cameras, personal tablets, devices, laptops, and more. A row of desktop computers and monitors, and completely certified refurbished Microsoft products give customers an opportunity to own technology at a fraction of the retail cost. Goodwill is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, and can close the access gap for many consumers looking for gently used electronics or parts.
In honor of the grand opening, one lucky guest won a drawing for a free refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro, and one lucky customer walked away with a full size arcade system, after winning a live auction in-store.
According to the US Census Bureau, one in four San Antonio households lack internet access and approximately one in six households do not have a computer. As San Antonio continues to grow and attract more 21st Century jobs, Goodwill is responding to the need for greater access to affordable technology through their Goodwill Electronics Store.
The store features an array of hardware including:
- Laptops & Desktop computers
- Gaming Systems
- Electronic Parts & Peripherals
- Commercial Equipment
Goodwill is able to provide these products, but is also able to provide the technical training, and jobs for their employees who refurbish and provide sales assistance to customers.
Angelique De Oliveira, Goodwill’s vice president of business services, sees the Goodwill Electronics Store as one more way Goodwill is fulfilling its mission to “change lives through the power of work”. She says, “Team members working in our Electronics Program gain hands-on, relevant experience while the products they refurbish provide our customers with affordable technology and access to participate in today’s digital age.”
Goodwill Electronics Store, 4810 Eisenhauer Road 78218
(Located inside the Goodwill Clearance Store)
Open Monday-Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Saturday: 11:00 am-4:00pm
For more information, visit goodwillsa.org or call (210) 924-8581.
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 shop at or donate to Goodwill, your purchases and donations help fund education, training and career services to empower people with life barriers to find jobs and secure their future. Together, with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to people each year in South Central Texas. In addition to operating retail stores, donation stations and Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Cibolo, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and the surrounding areas, Goodwill operates Good Careers Academies and manages contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.