Did you know that Goodwill opened a Kirkland location in May where the old Albertson's used to be (9826 NE 132nd St.)? For some reason when I walk into thrift stores like this I end up buying things I never knew that I needed. It's a consistent phenomenon - maybe it's the garage-saler in me. Goodwill feels like a cleaner/more organized Value Village, but here's the cool thing. Their mission is to put their proceeds towards providing free job training and education to those in need in the communities they serve. Insert warm fuzzies here.
Most items in the store have been donated and are gently used, but some things are new. New stuff=things that would be gnarly to buy used. Underwear. Socks. You get my drift. If you drive around back, they have their own donation drop-off where somebody will take your things (everything but mattresses) and get you a tax receipt. I was surprised there weren't more people in there since the air conditioning seemed to work great. AND it was Wednesday SENIOR Discount Day. And bonus-- the books are in alphabetical order!
Goodwill Juanita Store hours: Mon-Sat are 9-9 and they take donations 8-8 . On Sunday the store is 10-8 and donations 9-7. 425-823-7430. ~j