NOTE: Retail sales for Goodwill currently are below expectations in large part because of the unseasonably warm weather, which creates a challenge for funding our education and job training services. Your assistance in promoting the opening of the Last Chance! store in Martinez, and with it general awareness of Goodwill, is greatly appreciated.

New Goodwill concept store opens Dec. 15 in Martinez

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will officially launch its new concept store, Last Chance! Goodwill, with a grand opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 3946 Washington Road, Martinez – across from Reliable Rentals. Media coverage of the opening is welcome and encouraged.

Modeled after the Last Chance! Goodwill store operating with a significant following in Warner Robins, the Last Chance! Martinez store will be stocked each week with more than 10,000 fresh garments, with none priced higher than $1.25 each. The store will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the price dropping each day. The store then will be cleared and restocked for the following week.

The Martinez Last Chance! Goodwill is the first of at least three Last Chance! stores opening in the CSRA in 2016, with others planned for Augusta and Aiken. An additional store also is planned for Macon. The stores are a thrifter’s paradise, offering tremendous bargains to shoppers while helping Goodwill serve as a good steward of donors’ generosity by returning greater value of their used goods as revenue that fuels Goodwill’s mission of job training, education and career development services.

To learn more about the Last Chance! Goodwill concept, go to

For more information, or to arrange coverage of the Last Chance! opening, call Barry Paschal at (706) 726-1986, or email