Goodwill Omaha Celebrates Relocation, Opening of Two Stores at Canfield’s Plaza
In May 2020, Goodwill Industries, Inc. (goodwillomaha.org), Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa (Goodwill Omaha), relocated two of its stores—the retail store and donation center at 83rd and Spring Streets and the GoodBytes recycled computer store—to Canfield’s Plaza, 8457 West Center Rd. Due to COVID-19, the original grand opening plans were canceled, so Goodwill celebrated this year with a first-anniversary grand opening event on May 14. A ribbon cutting with the Greater Omaha Chamber kicked off the celebration, followed by an iHeartRadio remote hosted by Steve Lundy from the KAT 103.7. There was face-painting and balloon animals with Loli Pop dah Clown and lunch served in the parking lot. The retail store also held hourly raffle drawings, and the human resources team was on site to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews for available positions at Goodwill Omaha. Job seekers also had the chance to chat with representatives from Goodwill’s Employment Solutions program to learn about their free job training, certification, and placement program.
In December 2019, Goodwill Omaha purchased the building where Canfield’s Sporting Goods resided for 71 years, intending to make a new home for its store and build out a larger space for its GoodBytes store, previously located at 72nd and F Streets. Today, the Canfield’s Plaza also houses a training room for Goodwill’s Work Experience program, which helps high-school students with disabilities gain exposure to work situations in a supportive environment and prepare them for the transition from an educational setting to the working world.
For more information about Goodwill Industries, Inc. Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa or their 18 regional locations, visit goodwillomaha.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@goodwillomaha) and YouTube (@goodwillomahatv).