Norris Home Furnishings interior designers Luanza Maitland and Sydney Leigh Warren have been selected by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. to design the lobby meeting areas and administrative and operations offices in the new 126,000-square-foot Goodwill Opportunity Center, 5100 Tice St., Fort Myers.
In addition to administrative and operations offices, the new center will house Goodwill’s e-commerce division, a clearance/outlet store, adult skills training facility, and the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a tuition-free charter school for students with developmental disabilities. The Opportunity Center is scheduled to open in phases throughout the last quarter of 2013.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages with life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Supported programs include Job-Link employment resource centers, the Four Wheels For Work vehicle assistance program, L.I.F.E. Academy and Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise program. Last year, Goodwill was able to assist more than 30,000 individuals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. Information: www.goodwillswfl.org.