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Hours to change at Goodwill stores

Staff Reports • Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee will adjust the business hours at its 36 retail stores beginning Monday. 

New store hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday hours, which are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., will not change.

“We are returning to a schedule similar to the one we had prior to April of 2015,” said Goodwill’s senior director of retail Chris Burr. “After trying slightly expanded hours for a year, we have found that the original schedule – which was built around peak shopping demand – provides the best use of our resources to serve customers and the best life-work balance for our employees.”

He said the new Sunday hours would give many employees the freedom to attend traditional church services.

Hours for Donation Express Centers at retail stores will also change. Those hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Hours at donation sites not adjacent to stores will not change. 

The sale of donated items in Goodwill’s stores funds the nonprofit’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. 

For nearly 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. In 2015, Goodwill served 36,081 people in Middle and West Tennessee and placed 15,412 people in jobs. For more information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers, visit giveit2goodwill.org or call 800-545-9231.

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