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Maui Goodwill to Celebrate Makeover

September 20, 2017, 8:52 AM HST · Updated September 20, 8:52 AM
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The newly renovated Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Maui features a brighter color palate that aligns more closely with Hawaii’s community. Courtesy photo.

The newly renovated and rebranded Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Kahului will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

The weekend’s festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with a blessing and ceremony to recognize a Maui woman who overcame financial and personal hardships to find employment with Goodwill’s help.

The first 50 people in line will receive a surprise Goodwill gift card with a minimum $5 value.

Shoppers can enter to win other special prizes all weekend long.

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The updated store features new imagery of aloha shirts and other local icons, as well as a brighter color palate that aligns more closely with Hawai‘i’s community.

The store also expanded its selection of merchandise, stocking the floor with thousands more new and donated items, including Halloween costumes, decor and accessories for the upcoming holiday.

The renovation of the Maui Store and Donation Center is part of Goodwill Hawai‘i’s plan to roll out a new rebranded look to all of its retail and program locations statewide.

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“We are excited for the community to see and experience the new and expanded offerings in our refreshed Maui store,” said Katy Chen, COO for Goodwill Hawai‘i. “We want the community to feel good about shopping at Goodwill, knowing that they’ll be able to find quality items at bargain prices while also supporting a great cause.”

Proceeds from Goodwill Hawai‘i’s retail store on Maui support the nonprofit’s mission and programs on island, which provide critical education, employment training and placement services for more than 1,100 Maui residents each year.

Miriam Baraoidan of Kahului will be honored at the “Goodwill Maui Success Story of the Year” as part of the grand reopening ceremony on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Baraoidan came to Goodwill’s program office at 250 Alamaha Street for help finding employment after being out of work for five years caring for her son as he battled leukemia. Without a job, she relied on public assistance to care for herself and her family. At Goodwill, Baraoidan received the employment training, skills and support she needed to secure a job as a certified nursing assistant at Maui Memorial Hospital and get back on her feet. She no longer needs public assistance to make ends meet.

Goodwill Hawaii currently serves upwards of 1,100 people on Maui and 10,000 more statewide each year, providing critical education, job training and placement services. Courtesy photo.

The Goodwill Maui Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the roll-up door behind the store Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Goodwill also operates three additional attended donation centers in Kīhei, Kahului and Wailuku.

For locations and hours, visit www.higoodwill.org.

Goodwill is located at 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N9.

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