The new Goodwill store, located at 812 Veterans Drive in Carencro—formerly Fred’s Super Dollar—will open their doors starting 9 AM on Friday, December 6th. A grand opening celebration will take place on both December 6th & 7th, which will include giveaways and an hourly drawing. All attendees 18 years of age and older will be able to enter a raffle for a chance to win Goodwill gift cards in varying amounts up to $100. This occasion marks the first time members of the community will be able to enter and see the inside of the renovated shopping space.
This Goodwill location is special as it is sort of a ‘trinity’ of things; serving as a donation center, retail store, and a job connections facility all under one roof.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the Carencro community these past few years,” says President and CEO Deacon Ed Boustany.
“Over the past six years, the Carencro store has provided the community a place to find bargains on clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture, and more. Since the store doubles as a donation center, it has also contributed to diverting thousands of pounds of items from landfills. The move to the bigger facility offers more space for one-of-a-kind items and the addition of a Job Connection center right inside the store. The Job Connection center will allow Goodwill Acadiana to extend its employment services and enhance the organization’s mission of creating jobs in the Acadiana area.”