Some more Goodwill came to Kissimmee on Friday, literally, as Goodwill Industries of Central Florida celebrated the grand opening of its second retail store in Kissimmee with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new 21,000 sq. ft. Osceola Village Goodwill is located at 3052 Dyer Blvd. in Kissimmee, and has already created 65 jobs in the community, and will be a great place for families and individuals to purchase items they need at affordable prices.
Like all Goodwill stores, revenue generated through sales of gently used items funds the organization’s employment placement and job skills training services, as well as its vocational rehabilitation program.
Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has been fulfilling its mission of “Building Lives That Work,” providing tools that help people find meaningful work and achieve their goals. Goodwill utilizes vocational services, youth programs, and disability and veteran services to enable individuals to get back on their feet, secure employment, develop their careers, and achieve their goals in life.
“We rely on the community that generously give us donations, so we can sell things, by doing that not only do we keep over 20 million pounds of material out of landfills but people can come here and shop for the things their families need,” Ed Durkee, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, said before the ribbon cutting of the new Goodwill location in Kissimmee.
According to the Osceola Village Goodwill, there are still job opportunities available at the new location.