A “gently used” space, this is not.
For only the second time in Goodwill’s almost 40-year history serving Southern Nevada, Goodwill of Southern Nevada is building a brand new retail store and drive-thru donation center from the ground up.
Located at 7420 S. Rainbow Blvd. & W. Mardon Ave. (near W. Warm Springs Rd.), the new Rainbow-Mardon Goodwill Store will be the thirteenth Goodwill retail store in Southern Nevada. The new store is slated to open spring 2014.
The 16,000 square foot facility will feature a 12,000 square foot sales floor, donation sorting space and a convenient drive-thru donation center. The new store will create nearly 40 new jobs.
“Our new Rainbow-Mardon store is truly groundbreaking in every sense of the word,” said Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada President & CEO. “Typically we lease existing retail space. To be able to design and build this store to specifically suit our needs is an incredible accomplishment.”
For the past few years, Goodwill of Southern Nevada has steadily relocated existing retail stores into newer, larger locations as well as opened brand new stores. The growth of Goodwill’s retail program is vital as each store helps fund Goodwill’s job placement and training programs that assist people in Southern Nevada gain employment no matter circumstance or disability. In addition, each time a new store opens or expands new jobs are created in our community.
Since January 1, 2013, Goodwill of Southern Nevada has served more than 6,000 people and helped a record 1,900 people find employment at a variety of local businesses.
During construction of the new store, Goodwill has placed an attended donation center where the community can donate gently used items and receive a tax-deductible donation receipt. The donation center is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.