The new Annandale Goodwill, with 25,000 square feet, is the largest of the 14 Goodwill stores in the Washington, D.C., region, said Brendan Hurley, senior vice president for marketing and communications at Goodwill of Greater Washington. It’s the fourth Goodwill store in Fairfax County.
Sen. Dick Saslaw was on hand on opening day, as well officials from Capital One Bank, which contributed $150,000 in seed money to open the new store. The company provides volunteers, as well as funding, to Goodwill as part of its Investing for Good program, said Anthony Pica, market president of Capital One’s business banking division. Capital One will also deliver financial literacy education to participants in Goodwill’s career training center.
|Left to right: Dave Sullivan, vice president for donations and retail at Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW); Catherine Meloy, GGW president and CEO; Virginia Sen. Dick Saslaw; and Capital One official Anthony Pica.|
Training focuses on jobs in hospitality, retail, and unarmed protective services. The latter program, which targets military veterans, has been established in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College. People who complete the program earn five college credits from NOVA.
|The production center.|
The Annandale Goodwill store is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The donation center is open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
|Production Manager Robert Chambers at the back door where donations are dropped off.|