GOODWILL TO OPEN NEW STORE IN SPRING 2022
The former Gander Mountain location will soon be home to a new Goodwill retail store featuring in store mission programs, family friendly thrift shopping and donation convenience
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois will open a new 31,000 square foot retail store in the former Gander Mountain location at 3068 McFarland Road, Rockford, adding a 12th store to its 18 county territory in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The store, located in front of Woodman’s Food Market, is expected to open in spring of 2022.
The family friendly concept store will offer a larger, more convenient location to donate and shop, new customer experiences that will appeal to a wide range of shoppers, and be home to select mission programs that help individuals with barriers find meaningful employment.
“We are excited that this new concept store will allow us to provide our community a chance to see our mission programs in action while providing a more convenient location for our donors and shoppers in northeast Rockford and the surrounding communities,” Ben Bernsten, President of Goodwill Northern Illinois, said. “As we get closer to opening, more details of the store concept will be revealed.”
Goodwill, a leader in the community for helping individuals with barriers find meaningful employment, annually serves over 18,000 people in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area with mission programs such as GoodGRADS, LifeLaunch and Supported Employment Programs.
All of the current retail stores will remain open, which includes the Rockford East State and Machesney Park locations.