May 4, 2012
-- Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s CEO Tom Feurig welcomed staff, board members, and local supporters for a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, May 4 at Goodwill’s newest retail and donation center. Construction officially began in late April for the new store, which will be located in Estero at 10351 Corkscrew Commons Dr.
The Corkscrew store will replace the current Estero Goodwill boutique located around the corner on Three Oaks Parkway. “At just over 11,000 square feet, the Corkscrew Goodwill will be more than three times larger than the existing Three Oaks location,” stated Robert Randall, Vice President of Retail and Operations for Goodwill. “The store will employ 20 workers- which is quite an increase from the five employees currently at the Three Oaks store.”
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has 25 retail and donation centers located across five counties; Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades.
“We are very excited about our Corkscrew location,” said Kirsten O’Donnell, Goodwill’s Director of Public Relations. “This store will better serve the growing Estero community.”
In attendance at the groundbreaking were Goodwill’s Board of Directors members Jon Simmons, Sharlene Dozier, Pat Mann and Daniel Adams. Representatives from Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Gora/McGahey Architects, Inc. and TDM Consulting, Inc. were also on hand, all of whom are involved in the construction of the new store. Goodwill hopes to open the new store in late July or early August.
Sales at Goodwill’s 25 Retail & Donation Centers support the agency’s mission of helping Southwest Floridians with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Goodwill’s programs include job placement programs, youth mentoring and education, vehicle assistance, and affordable housing.
For more information visit the agency’s website at www.goodwillswfl.org.