This year Goodwillians are feeling excitement and gratitude after a whirlwind of store openings. While we’d never pick a favourite, Goodwill Plaza at 9655 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary is certainly one for the books.
Devoted thrifters began lining up hours before the doors officially opened, wrapping around the entire plaza parking lot – sorry, neighbours! Those waiting in line were greeted by our Goodwill Mascot, Blue, treated to cotton candy, popcorn and entertainment from Bud, a hilarious comedy cowboy, who brought a little ‘yeehaw’ down from the Stampede Grounds. Community members were also joined by Amp Radio who delivered the feel-good tunes all day long. Celebrations began the day before for team members and very patient plaza neighbours with a pancake breakfast as a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work and welcoming shared by everyone involved.
From vintage collectibles by Royal Doulton, Hawthorne Village and Wedgewood Plates, to down-to-earth pre-loved clothing providing slow fashion options, Goodwill Plaza has something to offer to everyone.
Did you make it out to the grand opening? As always, there are plenty of unique items for you to find at the brand-new Goodwill Plaza location and all of our stores across Alberta. This new store is the largest of all Goodwill locations in Calgary, and is lit with energy conserving LED lights, contributing to Goodwill’s Sustainability Action Plan.
When you donate to Goodwill, you’re diverting items from the landfill and when you shop at Goodwill, you’re making a difference in lives of Albertans. Of every dollar spent at Goodwill, 89 per cent is reinvested in our mission to help individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment. Shop for GOOD, feel GOOD, do GOOD! Welcome to Goodwill Plaza.
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