Thursday, September 5, 2013
Palmetto Goodwill celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of its Clearance Center and Computer Works stores on Aug. 16, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Rhonda Jerome, City of North Charleston Mayor Pro Tem, was on hand to accept the “Key to Goodwill Industries” from Goodwill President and CEO, Robert Smith. The symbolic key signifies Goodwill’s dedication to the community.
Goodwill opened its doors for business directly following the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and was greeted by exited bargain hunters eager to find treasures. Both stores remained busy through the grand opening weekend.
The new stores are located just down the street from their previous locations at 6813 Rivers Ave, North Charleston. “The new facility features a brightly lit, clean interior that will allow for a more enjoyable shopping experience,” said Robert Smith, CEO and president for Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina.
Goodwill’s Computer Works store is a complete electronics sales and service store, offering refurbished desktops and laptops, gaming systems, video games, printers and much more. The store also features a walk-up service desk that can provide a complete diagnostic of computers and gaming systems. The service desk offers low cost virus and spyware removal, system tune-ups, operating system installation and repair and hardware trouble shooting and repair.
Goodwill has partnered with Dell Reconnect, a residential computer recycling program that offers an easy, convenient and responsible way to recycle used computer equipment. The hard drives of all donated computers are wiped clean utilizing Department of Defense software. Donated computers are then either refurbished and resold or properly recycled through the Dell Reconnect program. In 2012, Goodwill diverted 600,000 tons of e-waste from South Carolina landfills. Finally, Computer Works serves as a technology training facility for veterans and individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages to work.