OCEAN COUNTY – Brick Mayor John Ducey, Councilman Paul Mummolo and Council President Arthur Halloran recently welcomed Goodwill to Brick by presiding over the Store and Donation Center’s official ribbon cutting ceremony. Located in Brick at 451 Brick Blvd., the site opened in late January but hosted a grand opening extravaganza from March 30 – April 2.
The 18,000 square foot Goodwill Store & Donation Center serves as both a store for value conscious shoppers and as a donation center where local residents can donate gently-used items they no longer need or want. It is open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
A nonprofit, community-based organization, Goodwill’s mission is to provide job training and career services that help local residents with disabilities and disadvantages get to work. Goodwill uses revenue from the large scale collection and resale of donated goods in its retail stores to fund mission programming all while supporting the region’s sustainability efforts.
Currently, Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia operates 23 retail stores with donation centers throughout New Jersey and the City of Philadelphia as well as nine Attended Donation Centers. Goodwill Home Medical Equipment, a retail store specializing in the sale of affordable home medical equipment and supplies is based in Ewing, NJ.
Goodwill employment training centers are located in Maple Shade, Pennsauken, Philadelphia and Stratford and offer programs including School-to-Work, CDL-B Training and Computer Skills Training. With locations in Stratford and Philadelphia, Goodwill’s Helms Academy offers free basic adult education programs that help adults 18+ to attain their high school diploma.
Thanks to partnerships with Drexel University, Camden County Community College and The Community College of Philadelphia, participants can also earn college credits.
For more information on Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia, please call 856-439-0200 or visit goodwillnj.org.