Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin (SCWI) is pleased to announce the opening of a new retail store and donation center in the Good Neighbor City of Middleton, WI in February, 2019.
The 14,000 square foot store is at 6280 Century Avenue. The fully-renovated structure will be LEEDS certified with increased natural light and solar panels.
The new location in Middleton joins 11 other stores in south central Wisconsin.
“The growth of Goodwill SCWI’s retail operation fuels the expansion of community services for people with barriers to employment throughout the 14 counties we serve,” said Goodwill SCWI president and CEO Vicki Holschuh. “We’re very proud of the LEEDS certification, which is a wonderful expression of our commitment to sustainability.”
While Goodwill is well-known to shoppers, each new Goodwill store and donation center also presents employment opportunities for the community. The new location will have a staff of 25‒30 people for everything from entry-level to professional management positions. Jobs at the new location include receiving, sorting and pricing donated items, stocking the floor and cashiering.
Goodwill SCWI has been a part of the Middleton community since 2009 through its stand-alone donation center on University Avenue. That location will close with the opening of the new store that will accomodate donors with a convenient donation drive-thru and full shopping experience.
Goodwill SCWI is a local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with more than 300 employees in a 14-county region. The retail stores and donation centers are the economic engine that fund Goodwill SCWI’s mission services. Goodwill SCWI also supports and trains people with barriers to work, providing job coaches for more than 150 people in partnership with 100+ local employers.