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Goodwill Southern California Opens Their Newest Store in Magnolia Park

Goodwill Southern California had a Grand Opening for their newest retail location in Burbank on the morning of Friday, June 28, 2019. Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and Vice Mayor Sharon Springer were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting to welcome the store to Burbank as well as representatives from the Los Angeles County Supervisor’s office, Senator Anthony Portantino’s office, and Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s office.

The first 100 shoppers in line received a $10 merchandise voucher and customers were invited to shop a wide selection of great values including 100 free items hidden throughout the store. “We are delighted to open our first store in the City of Burbank,” said Ray Tellez, Goodwill Southern California Vice President of Retail Operations. “We look forward to providing the Burbank community with additional employment opportunities as well as a great location for families to shop and find great deals!”

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Goodwill SoCal is located in the heart of Magnolia Park, taking over the 9200 square foot space that use to be occupied by the American Way Thrift store.  With its fresh bold paint and colorful window signage, Goodwill has turned the building into a vibrant addition to the ever-growing merchant’s district of Magnolia Park and has already shown their commitment to the neighborhood by joining the Magnolia Park Merchants Association.

The Grand Opening aligned with Magnolia Park’s monthly Ladies and Gents Night Out event where over 30 food trucks line the boulevard and stores stay open for late-night shopping. 

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Goodwill SoCal expressed that they will be participating in the event that takes place on the last Friday of the month from January to October, and welcomed hundreds of guests into their store on June 28th.


Goodwill SoCal has more than 80 stores in its territory covering Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Ninety-five cents of every dollar generated from sales is dedicated to funding GSC’s mission to prepare and place individuals with disabilities and other vocational challenges in sustainable employment.

Visit Goodwill Southern California at 3226 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505.

John Burroughs High School ‘Bands’ with Goodwill for Donation Drive Fundraiser

JBHS Instrumental Music Association is teaming up with Goodwill of Southern California to raise money needed to keep the band program marching on.  Donate your unwanted clothes, shoes, and household items and you’ll bring music to the ears of the Burbank community.

“We’re not asking for money, just helping to get you started on your spring cleaning and help support our kids at the same time,” says music director Tana Barnett.  Donate a bag or two of stuff you no longer need and you help the JBHS band– it’s that simple!   By cleaning out your closets and garages you not only help the marching band raise money, but also help Goodwill create job training opportunities for those with special needs.  The goal is to fill an entire Goodwill donation truck!

Drop off your gently used donations to the John Burroughs High School parking lot on Sunday, April 14th, between 10:00am and 4:00pm.  Bring a bag, or a carload!  If you’re unable to personally drop off your donation on April 14th or have a lot to donate, send an email to jbhs_band@yahoo.com so arrangements can be made to pick up your items. For additional information on the JBHS Instrumental Program and for donation receipts, check out their website at www.jbhsima.org.