Hooksett store grand opening July 22 – free Club memberships, gift cards

Hooksett, New Hampshire’s Goodwill store will host a grand opening 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22 in a newly renovated space near its previous location. The grand opening will treat shoppers to special perks, including free enrollment into Club Goodwill — a program that offers discounts of up to 25 percent on every purchase. The first 100 shoppers will get free $10 gift cards. The new location will integrate employee-centered mission services.

The new store is less than half a mile from the old store, on the same street at 1328 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett, NH. Its sales floor will be more than 12,000 square feet. The new store will offer a huge selection of merchandise and a friendlier layout to shoppers. Hooksett’s store will include a “Handpicked” section where shoppers can quickly find the best finds at great prices — things like designer jeans or a Kitchenaid mixer. The new location cannot accept donations. All donations should be dropped off at the Manchester or Concord stores.

The new location offers in-store supports to all employees, with a private room where any employee can meet with their Employee Life Navigator. Goodwill’s Employee Life Navigation services are a free and confidential way for any employee to get help with life or work. Life Navigators have helped people with issues including: a lack of transportation, anxiety in the workplace, unsafe housing, unreliable childcare, debt and budgeting, how to have difficult conversations and more.

“Goodwill is a special employer. Because we offer workforce supports as part of our mission, we can also offer the same expertise to our own people. Life can get tough, and everyone needs help sometimes,” said Molly Bedard, Hooksett’s store manager. “The stores are a huge part of our nonprofit’s mission, which includes keeping millions of pounds of things out of New Hampshire’s landfills, but it also includes ensuring a path to personal stability for our own employees.” [Find a job:]

How Goodwill gives back to New Hampshire as a nonprofit

Goodwill is a nonprofit whose revenues fund its mission to invest in people who need support to achieve their work and life goals. Goodwill runs AmeriCorps programs that strengthen New Hampshire’s communities including:

  • Public Health AmeriCorps: This program helps build the public health workforce in New Hampshire. 
  • Manchester Excels: Goodwill NNE AmeriCorps partners with the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) campus-based School of Education for the Teach for Impact Corps, an innovative program to help aspiring teachers realize their dream. The program doubles as a term of service with AmeriCorps while earning a Master’s in Secondary Education with STEM Education. Teach for Impact members engage directly with middle and high school students in the greater Manchester area for 16 months while taking classes on campus to become a certified New Hampshire teacher. 
  • Goodwill VISTA Partnership:  This 8-10 week summer program matches members with partner agencies where they serve in both direct and indirect service capacities. 
  • COVID Care Corps: Members serve in indirect service roles at local municipalities, community nonprofits, and health coalitions, where they help to develop programs, mobilize volunteers, and strengthen infrastructure both locally and statewide. 

Interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member? Learn more here:

Goodwill Northern New England is a nonprofit social enterprise in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Our revenues fund our mission to invest in people who need support to achieve their work and life goals. Goodwill NNE’s programs include workforce training programs, 18 group homes that support adults with disabilities, active community supports for adults with disabilities, AmeriCorps programs, business-cleaning services, and Goodwill NNE operates two brain injury clinics to help people get back to their lives after a brain injury. Of course, our stores also embody our mission to support the Earth through re-use, while offering good jobs and free supports to all sorts of people. For more information visit

An exterior shot of the new Hooksett, NH Goodwill store and its parking lot
The new Hooksett, New Hampshire Goodwill store
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