Bigger store. More bargains. Convenient and covered drive-thru donation center. New jobs for people in our community.
Those are four reasons why Goodwill of Southern Nevada moved its popular Goodwill Sahara store to a brand new 16,000 square foot retail space at 4580 W. Sahara Avenue, just East of Decatur on the North side of Sahara.
The new Goodwill Sahara store opened to shoppers on Friday, October 5, 2012.
“We are moving our Goodwill Sahara store by only a few blocks. But thanks to the additional space, we are able to put about 40% more merchandise on the sales floor,” said Goodwill of Southern Nevada President & CEO Steve Chartrand. “This move is a win-win for shoppers, donors and those we serve.”
By expanding operations at the new Sahara store, Goodwill of Southern Nevada created twelve new jobs in our community, and – like all Goodwill Retail Stores – revenue from the sale of gently used items at the larger new store is used to fund Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s job placement and training programs. In 2011, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped 1,255 local individuals find employment and provided services to more than 8,000.
In June of 2012, Goodwill of Southern Nevada opened its first brand-new retail store in six years on the corner of South Fort Apache and West Flamingo. Goodwill currently has nine full-scale retail stores in Southern Nevada and one “Goodwill Select” store located inside the Albertsons at Maryland Parkway & Silverado Ranch.
About the new Goodwill Sahara Retail Store & Drive-Thru Donation Center:
The new Goodwill Sahara Retail Store is 16,000-square feet with a 12,000-square foot sales floor, featuring a wide variety of gently used merchandise, like men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, electronics and furniture. Just like at all other Goodwill Retail Stores, customers never pay sales tax.
The store also has a covered drive-thru donation center to provide donors a quick and convenient option for dropping off donations of gently used goods without getting out of their car. In 2011, Goodwill of Southern Nevada kept more than 14 million pounds of donated goods and recyclables out of landfills.