Friday, January 9, 2015

New Goodwill Bookstore Opens, Offers More Than Books

Chamber of Commerce members and Goodwill staff 
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County has opened a new bookstore in the neighborhood. Now local residents will have the choice of shopping and browsing for books and more in our new bookstore in Kearny Mesa, or donating or both!  The Clairemont Chamber of Commerce welcomed the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony (shown here).

In addition to books, Goodwill offers hand selected decorative items, accessories and costume jewelry. We are open 7 days a week for your convenience, except on Christmas day. Goodwill invites local residents to stop in to shop, or drive by to drop off clothing and used household goods. Donating to Goodwill helps the organization hire and train San Diegans - and assists thousands of other individuals countywide in their job search free of charge. Opening each new location allows Goodwill to create new jobs in the neighborhood and a clean, friendly budget-conscious place to shop.

The new bookstore will be open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 201. (858) 810-8230.

The Kearny Mesa bookstore compliments Goodwill’s other facilities in the region.  We are particularly grateful to the community because each new location allows us to hire more people to fulfill our purpose of improving employability and “Getting People Jobs” said Mike Rowan, CEO.

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is an autonomous, local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, part of an international network of independent charities sharing a common vision. Goodwill’s mission is ‘To get people with disabilities and other barriers to employment jobs by developing their skills and work habits through training and real work.’ Our purpose is ‘Getting People Jobs.’ We offer job related programs that serve people with varying levels of ability, giving everyone the skills, the time and the confidence to get to work. San Diego's Goodwill uses the revenue we gain from selling donated items; fee-for-service, reuse, recycling and salvage activities to fund the operation of paid job training programs and employment services. The things you no longer need become the product we use to give real work experience to your neighbors. The local Goodwill has over 1,400 employees in San Diego County, and is headquartered in Pt. Loma.

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