Carencro residents are celebrating the grand opening of a new location of Goodwill.
The store has moved to its new location in the former Fred's building at 812 Veteran's Drive.
Previously, the store was located in Derek Plaza. That store closed on December 3.
Goodwill Industries of Acadiana is hosting a two-day grand opening event running from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on December 6 and 7. The event includes giveaways and an hourly drawing. All attendees 18 and older will be able to enter a raffle for a chance to win Goodwill gift cards.
The event marks the first time shoppers will be able to enter and see in the inside of the renovated space.
The store's move to a bigger facility offers more space for one-of-a-kind items and the addition of a Job Connection center right inside. 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.
"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. "It's because of this overwhelming support and generosity from our customers and donors, that we wanted to find a way to increase our impact in the area. We intend for this new Job Connection center to become a valuable resource to those in the community who are seeking employment."
For more information about Goodwill Industries of Acadiana, visit www.lagoodwill.com or call 337-261-5811.