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Contact: Heather Alexander
Goodwill opens new retail store and program offices in Post Falls
(Post Falls, ID) – On March 31, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest will open the doors to a brand new 24,000 square foot facility in Post Falls, Idaho on March 31. The facility will house a Goodwill store, Drive-Through Donation Center, Workforce & Family Services program office, and a regional Transportation Warehouse Hub.
Doors will open to the public at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 31. Store and donation service hours are 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday.
The facility will replace a roughly 6,000 square foot retail store and donation center, which Goodwill operated at 317 Seltice Way for 6 years. This store will close on March 23, 2017 to prepare for the opening of the new facility.
The new Goodwill store alone is roughly 4,000 square feet larger than the old facility.
The larger facility will allow Goodwill to provide a larger selection of merchandise to the growing population in Post Falls and Rathdrum.
This larger facility will now enable Goodwill to offer a variety of its mission service programs in Post Falls through the new 2100 square foot Workforce & Family Services (WFS) office, located on the northwest corner of the building. Currently, residents of Post Falls and Rathdrum drive to Coeur d’Alene for these services. The WFS office will open the first week of April, with services offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, initially. Goodwill will offer Extended Employment Services, Medicaid Supported Employment, and Community Employment Services out of the Post Falls office upon opening. The office will also have two computer stations available for people to access employment information or community resources. In the future, additional services may be available from the facility.
The increased size of the facility will provide an additional 8-10 jobs, initially.
“We are very excited to be opening this combined facility in Post Falls,” said Clark Brekke, President and CEO for Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest. “This facility will enable us to better serve our community in north Idaho, not only through our store and donation center, but through increased mission services as well.”
Wolfe Architectural Group designed the new facility with many features that will increase energy efficiency, thus decreasing expenditures for heating and cooling, lighting, and landscaping. These features include:
Daylight Harvesting System with LED Lighting throughout the building, which reduces electrical lighting in the building when daylight is available. Sensors adjust lighting as needed throughout the day.
Solatube Skylights. This high-performance passive daylight system uses sun-tracking technology to capture natural sunlight from almost any solar angle, delivering natural light to interior spaces throughout the day, thus reducing the need for electric lights.
Xeric Landscaping will be implemented on the property. This will decrease water consumption by using landscaping with regional plants, shrubs, and trees. This type of landscaping typically uses up to two-thirds less water than typical landscapes.
Baker Construction and Development built the facility.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest began serving individuals and families in eastern Washington and north Idaho in 1939. Our mission is to help people overcome barriers to independence. We accomplish this through job training programs, assistance with resources, developing jobs in the community for people with employment barriers, rapid re-housing for veterans who are homeless, and more. More than 85 cents of every dollar earned from our retail stores supports over 20 local Goodwill programs, serving more than 6000 people every year. Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest employs more than 500 people and serves 23 counties in eastern Washington and north Idaho.