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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 12:30 am

Everybody loves a bargain, but a bargain that annually benefits upwards of 6,400 people with disabilities and special needs is better yet.

That's what Goodwill is banking on as it touts its newly remodeled superstore. This superstore, like a giant garage sale, is where the adventurous shopper will experience the excitement of bargain-hunting at its best with great deals such as a designer suit for $15 or a crystal collectible for $5. In short, this is a great looking, treasure-packed store, which means the thrill of the hunt will be taken to an all-new level.

Goodwill South Florida closed the old store at 250 N.E. 8 St. on March 21st and unveiled its new retail treasure trove for the Grand Opening Weekend on March 22, 2018 at 3332 NE 7th St. at the Crystal Lake Shopping Center in Homestead, from 9 am to 9 pm. The nonprofit social services agency, currently operates 36 stores throughout Miami-Dade and Broward.

Goodwill pioneered the concept of thrift stores in Boston over 115 years ago and now they're living their customers something they didn't expect – A fresh approach with innovative and trending displays.

With 10,000 square feet, this store will feature a contemporary design with bright lighting and new fixtures noted Goodwill's President and CEO, David Landsberg. Landsberg adds, "We want to continue to raise the standard in thrift store shopping and broaden our customer base. The more people that donate and shop, the more people with disabilities we can help."

Gently used quality merchandise in clean, good-condition will be sold, including clothing, accessories, shoes, books, toys, jewelry and electronics, plus housewares, dishes, glassware, cooking utensils, linens, bric-a-brac and small appliances at incredible values. The proceeds will be used to fund programs for training, employment and providing job placement for people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

One of the features is the convenient drive-through donation center located around the back of the store. It's designed to be away from the

parking lot traffic. Brett Bartschi, VP of retail stores explains, "Individuals making a donation won't even have to get out of the car. They'll just pull up to the drive-through facility, enter their cell number or email on a tablet and pop the truck. A Goodwill representative will instantly retrieve your donations and the donor can be on his or her way in less than a minute. An emailed receipt will be available for you online or on your mobile device."

Because everybody loves a bargain, this upgraded store is being designed to attract shoppers from all economic backgrounds. David Landsberg explained, "This store is strategically placed to serve the City of Homestead residents".

As with all nonprofits, Goodwill also gladly accepts cash donation to sustain existing programs and sustain financial stability. For more information and to sign up for "store news", visit www.goodwillsouthflorida.org.

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