The Bellingham Business Journal
Visitors to the Bellingham Goodwill will enjoy an improved shopping experience thanks to extensive improvements to the store, located in the Sunset Square Shopping Center. To celebrate, and to thank customers for remaining patient during the ongoing work, the store will hold a Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. A free drawing will be part of the day’s events.
The store received a host of improvements designed to make shopping more enjoyable. These include a brand new floor, additional lighting fixtures, new dressing rooms, fresh paint and new wall graphics. In addition, staff expanded the books and collectibles sections and moved them to more convenient areas.
“The store really looks fantastic, and we’re sure shoppers will agree. We’ve been a part of the Bellingham community for 12 years and want to thank our shoppers and material donors for their continuous support,” said Cindi Forslund, Vice President of Operations.
The store opened in 1997, and is one of 18 retail stores operated by Seattle Goodwill in the central and northern Puget Sound region. Donations of reusable items from the community are sold in these stores; net proceeds are used to support Goodwill’s job training and education programs, which prepare people for work. Last year, Goodwill served more than 2,500 people at its nine job training centers. Services to the community are offered free of charge.
The redesign is part of a retrofit planned by Goodwill to update some of its older stores with elements incorporated into its new store designs.