A worker puts finishing touches at the new Fort Mill Goodwill store, opening Friday. (Photo by Greg Rickabaugh)

Goodwill is opening a new store in Fort Mill on Friday.

The grand opening of the organization’s newest retail store begins with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. Friday that includes representatives from Goodwill and the York County Chamber of Commerce. Doors open for shopping at 9 a.m. Friday.

The new retail store, located at 2690 Highway 160 W., will have a drive-up donation drop off location and 12,000 square feet of shopping space, according to a press release. The store will provide a location for local residents to donate and shop to support Goodwill’s efforts to help people get career-ready and back to work through free skills training and employment services.

The new store is located at 2690 Highway 160 W., Fort Mill, SC.

This marks the nonprofit’s 26th store in the greater Charlotte region, and third store in South Carolina. The Fort Mill store brings more than 25 new jobs to the community.

“Fort Mill is one of the fastest-growing towns in the nation, and we’re thrilled to open an additional location here to make shopping and donating even more convenient for our supporters in the area,” said Barbara Maida-Stolle, chief business offer at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “Our shoppers and donors play a vital role in driving the Goodwill mission, and we’re grateful for their support throughout the region.”

The clothes (and hats) are ready for Friday’s grand opening.

Regular hours for the new store are Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Goodwill email subscribers who make a purchase on opening weekend will receive a 20% off a future Goodwill purchase through the month of July. Those interested in signing up for discounts and special offers can do so at goodwillsp.org.

Since 1965, Goodwill has been helping individuals and families in the region earn new skills, discover new careers, change their circumstances and improve their lives. With donations from the community and Goodwill purchases, the organization provides job training and employment services free of charge.

A rainbow of shirts are ready for purchase at the new Fort Mill store.

In 2018, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided support to more than 11,000 people, and helped more than 2,000 people earn new jobs. Training programs are regularly enrolling and are currently focused in construction, customer service, IT and workplace skills.

For more information about Goodwill and its training programs, visit goodwillsp.org.

A worker cleans the floor of the new store in preparation for the grand opening.