Goodwill Columbus Outlet & Donation Center Opens on Brice Road
COLUMBUS – Goodwill donations will have a second chance to find a buyer at the new 1,000-square-foot Goodwill Columbus Outlet located at 2675 Brice Road. The Outlet and a new Attended Donation Center opened January 18.
Goodwill shoppers will experience a vastly different shopping experience at the Outlet. Unsold items from Goodwill’s nine retail locations in Franklin County will be presented on merchandise tables, unsorted and in mixed lots. Tables are refreshed every several hours, giving customers a shot at buying from fresh lots multiple times throughout the day. Clothing, shoes, toys, housewares and accessories will be priced at $1.59 per pound, and books will be sold at $0.59 per pound. Furniture and some large items will priced as marked.
“Adding a Goodwill Outlet store has been one of our top customer requests for years, and we are so excited to announce we are open for business,” said Goodwill President and CEO Margie Pizzuti. “The Outlet expands our ability to serve even more shoppers and donors, and furthers our commitment to sustainability. In January 2018, more than 32,000 pounds of post-consumer goods were kept out of landfills after being sold through the Outlet. Just like all Goodwill retail stores, proceeds from the sale of these donated items will go to support day programs and job training for people with disabilities and other barriers, which strengthens our community.”
The Outlet is an arm of Goodwill’s recycling and salvage operations, a vital environmental service to Franklin County. Goodwill diverts an average of 8 million of pounds of post-consumer items from landfills annually and responsibly recycles donated unsellable plastics, metals and cardboard.
The 83,000-square-foot Brice Road location is also the new home of Goodwill’s warehouse, distribution center and residential pick-up service, Goodwill at Your Door. The nonprofit’s online auction business, ShopGoodwill.com/Columbus, is also located at the new facility, providing a convenient location for customers to pick up their online purchases. Goodwill has also opened an Attended Donation Center at the location, where people may donate their gently used goods.
The Goodwill Outlet is located at 2675 Brice Road next to FrontRoom Furnishings. Open seven days a week, hours of operation for the Goodwill Outlet and Donation Center are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information about the Outlet, please visit www.goodwillcolumbus.org/outlet.
For more information about the people and programs of Goodwill Columbus, please visit our website at www.goodwillcolumbus.org. To learn more about how you can support Goodwill and make a difference in the lives of thousands of Central Ohio residents who are served by Goodwill each year, please visit: http://www.goodwillcolumbus.org/donate/