ROCKVILLE, MD — University of Phoenix and Goodwill Industries International today announced a new initiative to train America’s workforce, particularly those in traditionally underserved communities. Through this alliance, University of Phoenix will provide Goodwill employees across the United States and Canada reduced tuition for degree programs, as well as certificate programs and professional development courses, along
ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International and Beyoncé continue a partnership this holiday season for Beyoncé’s second North American leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour which includes 15 concert stops. With the exception of the November 30th date in Vancouver, Canada, the remaining fourteen stops will impact Goodwill headquarters in 13 communities, where
As an adolescent, Haley struggled to progress along her educational path due to her bipolar disorder, but eventually gained her high school diploma and secured a job. Unable to maintain the position, she began working with the Department of Rehabilitation Services, who connected her with Goodwill. There, as part of the “Let’s Go to Work!” program, she built her job readiness skills and was eventually hired in a cashier position. “I know without the help and support of my job coach in Goodwill I would have never been able to move into a competitive job,” she says.
Some college girlfriends called me a few months back and wanted to arrange a baby shower back in my hometown. I was thrilled and excited at a chance to see everyone and show off the bump, but talk of showers always leads to talk of registries. I have to admit– the thought of registering made me a little bit queasy. Babies need so much stuff– but does it all really need to be new? So when I flew back to Missouri last weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I have to hand it to my friends and family– they know me better than I ever imagined. I was treated to a brunch with good friends, family, food, generosity, crafts, love and THRIFTY gifts!
Participating IHG hotels and Goodwill® agencies will team up to support economic growth through the hospitality industry Atlanta, GA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Goodwill Industries International today announced the establishment of the Goodwill IHG Academy program in the U.S. and Canada that will offer skills development
Goodwill Spokesperson Evette Rios Launches New CBS TV Show; Obtains Wardrobe Exclusively from Goodwill
ROCKVILLE, MD – Goodwill Spokesperson Evette Rios is the host of the new CBS television program “Recipe Rehab.” Each week, she helps American families make over high-calorie family recipes through a challenge that promotes the use of healthy food choices. The bilingual lifestyle expert is an avid Goodwill shopper and relies heavily on second-hand items
There’s a little news to share with all of you this month– there’s a new little thrifter on the way! I have a whole new section of the thrift store to delve into! If there’s one thing you learn from others really quickly when you find out you’re expecting, it’s that you’re going to need a whole lot of stuff for the little one. So my first trip to the thrift store after getting the news, I made a point to start looking early. Off to Goodwill® I went, having done some online research first into some items that might eventually need purchasing for me and the little one.
School is starting, and that means paperwork is starting to come home each evening with the backpacks and lunchboxes. Homework, notices, forms… yikes! School papers can be categorized into four basic types: Action, Archive, Artwork and my favorite, Ambiguous. Here’s how to make the grade managing these before the stacks build up.
Goodwill® encourages parents and children to think about impact of back-to-school shopping ROCKVILLE, MD — With families preparing for the back-to-school season and the frenzied shopping sessions that come along with it, Goodwill Industries International is asking parents and students to shop responsibly. In 2010, Goodwill launched the Donate Movement, which asks consumers to think
Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, OCD and a mild intellectual disability, Jennifer McGrath had limited job skills when she was referred to Goodwill. Her father, Donald, shares how she blossomed in the program and. “To see my daughter working at Goodwill has been like a miracle. I didn’t expect that she would be able to come so far, so fast.”