Published: Oct 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 28, 2010 9:38 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For the second time this October, Goodwill will open a new retail and donation center in Southwest Florida. 

Goodwill’s newest store, at 10676 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers, will open on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  Goodwill, along with the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ribbon at 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
The new Goodwill location is in the Arbor Towne Square (formerly Arborgate) shopping center, at the intersection of Treeline Avenue and Colonial Boulevard. It will be Goodwill’s 26th store in the five-county area.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. serves, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties with programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.  Programs include career training and placement services, transportation assistance, income-sensitive housing, and youth programs such as the L.I.F.E. Academy, a Lee County charter school for students with developmental disabilities.