December 13, 2022
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago today announced the opening of its new Goodwill Store & Donation Center located at 7770 S. Cicero Ave. in Burbank, Illinois.
Goodwill is a leading workforce development nonprofit that provides training, employment and supportive services across 23 counties within southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. Revenue generated by Goodwill Store & Donation Center purchases and donations directly supports workforce development programs and services to help people with disabilities or barriers to work to build skills and find employment in their local communities.
“Goodwill is strategically expanding our retail footprint within metropolitan Chicago to meet growing demand for affordable shopping options and to deepen our local impact,” said Skip Dexter, chief retail officer at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. “When you shop at or donate to Goodwill, you’re helping improve the lives of individuals through the power of work, and when individuals are empowered, families and communities are strengthened, too.”
The new 8,600-square-foot facility features a modern, welcoming design with wood grain, brass fixtures and a warm color palette. This new look and feel is part of a multi-year rollout across all Goodwill Store & Donation Centers in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago that includes interior refreshes, additional storage bins to keep donations safe and protected, and parking lot maintenance.
“We invite the Burbank community to stop by to enjoy an exceptional shopping and donating experience where they’ll find a wide range of donated items stocked daily to browse and purchase at affordable prices,” said Dexter. “We look forward to meeting our neighbors and demonstrating the heart of Goodwill within our new community.”
Visit or donate to the Burbank Store & Donation Center during normal business hours of Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Goodwill runs a robust retail operation of store and donation centers, two Outlet locations in Milwaukee and Sturtevant, Wisconsin that offer consumers a unique thrifting concept with most items priced by the pound, and is a member of GoodwillFinds, an online resale marketplace featuring items from Goodwill locations from around the country.
Goodwill is focused on environmental sustainability, diverting over 150 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfills in 2021 with the help of local shoppers and donors.
“Shopping at Goodwill Store & Donation Centers offers consumers a sustainable way to give items a second life while giving back to their local communities – it’s shopping with a purpose,” said Dexter. “Stop into our new store in Burbank to discover what thrifted treasures await.”
Goodwill is invested in the communities it serves through supporting local workforces, advancing racial equity, and creating more equitable opportunities for community members.
In 2021, Goodwill served 1,991 people in Cook County, Illinois through its job resource and community-based support programs and employed 1,969 Cook County residents across various areas of the organization. Goodwill matched local job seekers and employers through its Workforce Connection Centers which provide free in-person and virtual employment services for people 16 and older such as resume and job application assistance. The nonprofit also helped meet critical local workforce needs through its Goodwill TalentBridge, a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that provides talent acquisition solutions, contingent and direct placement services, and recruitment process outsourcing solutions across a variety of roles and industries.
Learn more about Goodwill’s community impact in Cook County here.
Support Goodwill’s mission by donating new and gently used home goods and clothing to your local Goodwill Store & Donation Center, shopping at Goodwill in-person or online, or by making a financial contribution at goodwillsew.com/how-you-can-help.
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