Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is proud to announce the construction of a new store and services facility in Los Lunas. "We believe our new Los Lunas location will complement the momentum of economic development in the state’s fastest-growing area," said Mary Best, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico. "This facility will feature a retail store, donation center, and free services including job skills classes and job placement assistance.”
The 14,500 square-foot facility, located at 201 Desert Willow Road NW 87031, is set to open its doors in the fall of 2018 and will create as many as 20 new jobs. The design will mimic the bright, contemporary feel of Goodwill's Bernalillo store. Shoppers can expect a broad selection of gently used clothing for the entire family as well as household items, decor, and furniture. The convenient donations center will provide a quick and easy way to donate unwanted items. Most importantly, Goodwill remains dedicated to fulfilling their mission to provide skills training, job development, and social services to New Mexicans expecting the Los Lunas location to serve more than 200 New Mexicans in the first year through free job placement and training programs.
Shauna O’Cleireachain explains, “It is important to understand that we rely entirely on donations and revenue generated by sales of those donated items which helps thousands of individuals every year. In fact, 90 cents of every dollar we spend are used to fund our free programs and services. That means every donation and purchase made at the Los Lunas location ultimately helps the community.”
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is entering the 76th year as a non-profit service provider in New Mexico. In 2016 alone, Goodwill served 17,132 New Mexicans and placed 1,242 of those individuals into community-based employment.
Albuquerque, NM — Goodwill Industries of New Mexico wants to remind you how vitally important it is to donate your unwanted items before the end of the year. Donations are essential to Goodwill’s ability to offer free programs and services to New Mexicans. Every time you donate to Goodwill, you are helping someone find a job in our community; a homeless veteran find housing; a brain injury patient learn new skills and so much more. What better gift can you give at the end of the year than the gift of stability?
The most urgently needed items are:
• Housewares • Home Décor/Artwork • Sporting Equipment
• Small Kitchen Appliances • Electronics • Furniture
• Tools • Furniture • Jewelry
While there is no question that every individual donation changes lives there are other worthwhile benefits to you including a charitable tax deduction and even more space in your closet or garage! Donating is incredibly easy. Not only does Goodwill have 13 conveniently located donation centers but also offers free home pick-up in specific zip codes. Find a complete list of acceptable donations, locate the Goodwill donation center nearest you or schedule a home pick-up.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico was founded in 1941 with the mission to provide skills training, job development, and social services for New Mexicans. Goodwill® provides a wide array of free programs and services to individuals in 33 counties of the state. To date, in 2017 Goodwill has served 15,002 individuals and placed 1265 in competitive community employment.