Jan. 2 news release
Goodwill® of Colorado has closed on a parcel of land for its newest location, slated to open in December 2024 at Meridian Road and East Woodmen Road in Falcon.
Goodwill’s proposed 23,000 square-foot store and donation center will be positioned next to the King Soopers Marketplace at Falcon Marketplace and is projected to create about 50 new jobs in the community; many jobs for individuals who might have barriers to employment. In addition, Goodwill will be building an adjacent 15,000 square-foot facility that will be available for lease.
Karla Grazier, Goodwill of Colorado president and chief executive officer, said, “On behalf of the Coloradans we serve, we are thrilled to achieve this milestone. This project has been multiple years in the making and will allow us to serve northeast El Paso County with a brand new location poised to keep pace with the incredible growth in the area.”
Across its statewide footprint last year, Goodwill of Colorado received, repurposed or recycled more than 235 million pounds of donated items contributing to a more sustainable environment in communities throughout the state. In addition to providing employment above minimum wage in its operations, Goodwill served over 127,000 people with free services in over 34 programs for those with barriers to employment, the economically challenged, people with disabilities, seniors and veterans.