Goodwill Opens New Store in Hubbard
HUBBARD, Ohio – The newest Goodwill store and drop-off center in Hubbard will sell new merchandise along with donated goods.
Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries held a grand opening Wednesday morning at the store and donation center, 619 W. Liberty St. It is the nonprofit’s third store in Trumbull County and ninth in its five-county coverage area in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Goodwill stores are traditionally known as thrift stores, selling donated goods, but will now include a selection of new merchandise in every store.
“We are excited to be in Hubbard,” said Mark Goloja, Youngstown Area Goodwill CEO, in a statement. “The city combined with the store location made perfect sense for us. We did a lot of work and renovations on the space.”
The Hubbard store and donation center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Other Goodwill stores are in Warren, Liberty, Youngstown, Austintown and Salem in Ohio, and New Castle and Hermitage in Pennsylvania.
“Goodwill relies heavily on donations from our communities,” said Annie Phillips, chief financial officer/chief operations officer. “The sale of these donated items goes back to our mission work, which, in turn, allows us to serve those communities. We focused on adding new products and a new location to the mix in an effort to grow our customer base and entice more people to bring good home.”
Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit agency that offers employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities or for people facing barriers such as unemployment, or in need of job training skills. Goodwill offers free computer training at its corporate headquarters on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. The organization recently debuted a mobile digital training center that brings trainings to communities and social service agencies. Goodwill is in its 125 year of serving the greater Youngstown area.
More information can be found at GoodwillYoungstown.org or by calling 330 759 7921.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.