Goodwill Store Opens in Walnut Creek, Gets New Look Inside in Concord
- September 15, 2017
- Posted by: Sommer Antrim
- Category: Events, Stores
It’s been quite a summer season for Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay. We opened the doors of our brand new Walnut Creek store at 2536 North Main Street to a waiting crowd of Goodwill fans in July. The store sits at a convenient location in Walnut Creek, visible from the freeway, with easy freeway access, a convenient parking lot, and a view of Mount Diablo from the store windows.
A number of influential community members took part in the grand opening celebration, including State Senator Steve Glazer, Walnut Creek City Council Member Loella Haskew, and Gayle Israel, Chief of Staff for District 2 County Supervisor Candace Andersen. After a few of these honoraries spoke and Anita Tobar, Concord-Clayton store manager, told the story of how her job at Goodwill changed her life, Walnut Creek’s store manager, Kyle Richards, cut the official opening ribbon as his team stood by to welcome the incoming crowd of shoppers.
Goodwill is excited to join the community of Walnut Creek and spread the mission of turning donation into jobs. This mission is visible in the messaging on the walls inside the store, which also include pictures of Goodwill team members whose lives have been impacted by gaining employment with Goodwill.
In mid-September, our Concord store on Clayton Road, which had been closed for renovations since March, reopened with a fresh new look inside. Shoppers were delighted by a convenient new layout with an open feel. In the back of the store, a dedicated donor door welcomes anyone trying to make a quick, convenient donation of items to support Goodwill’s mission. A smiling Goodwill donation attendant greets donors as they arrive.
In the future, the career center housed inside the Concord store will open its doors, providing help to job seekers and classes for Goodwill Academy participants.
We invite everyone to come shop at our Walnut Creek and Concord locations to get a feel for the new look of East Bay Goodwill stores.