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Tallahassee Goodwill Location Preps for Opening of New Computer, Gaming store

Tallahassee Goodwill Location Preps for Opening of New Computer, Gaming store
Posted at 5:53 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 17:53:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- The Goodwill Capital Circle Northeast store has expanded to add a separate store that will feature more computers and electronics and an all new gaming section. Plus, the location will also be home to Goodwill's computer repair system.

"I think its wonderful trying to give to the people who can't afford it like most people can", said Kalynn Matthews, a local college student who shops at Goodwill often. Matthews was excited about the possibility of getting a cheap, working computer from the store.

The store will celebrate its grand opening Friday, September 10th, at 9 A.M.

Eric Smallridge, an assistant manager at the new store says it will bring more to Tallahassee than just electronics."The blessing about Goodwill is that the donated items that we get, we are allowed to refurbish or make sure that they are like new again", said Smallridge. "We offer them to the public for a very low price. Now, we're not going to be the lowest price in town maybe. Most of the time we will be.  But our mission is to create jobs for people. Just with the Goodwill computer store alone, we've created nine more positions in Goodwill."

More than 86% of all profits from Goodwill go back into the community with its free adult learning and job placement programs, childhood early intervention services at the Dick Howser Center, along with many other programs.