Paint brushes with paint on themOn October 24, Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (Johnstown, PA) joined forces with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center to host The Art of Recovery, an art exhibit celebrating the journey to mental health and wellness. More than 80 guests attended the event, including practitioners, family members, participants and community members.
When I registered for dishes all those years ago, I wanted dishes I’d actually use and not just look at. The ones I decided on were simple, adorable and apparently (unbeknownst to me) about to be discontinued. That’s why I nearly had a fit when I spotted a pile of my discontinued wedding dishes NEW WITH THE TAGS for sale on an endcap at the Goodwill.
Goodwill® Responds to Autistic Self Advocacy Network Petition on Change.org Recent media reports have generated interest in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Special Minimum Wage Certificate and its use by more than 3,300 employers throughout the country, including some Goodwill agencies, to employ people with multiple or significant disabilities. We welcome the concern that many
I’m Marisa Lynch and I’m the blogger behind newdressaday.com and author of New Dress A Day: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Creating Fashion Dos from Thrift-Store Don’ts where I turn lots of not-so-hot thrifted and garage sale-d garments into fashion beauties. I’m thrilled to be a part of Goodwill’s blogging community and bring fab fashion finds your way all through the magic of Goodwill and its mission. I owe many thanks to Goodwill for allowing me a place to sift and sort through racks of color-coordinated goodies as well as for being my go-to spot to donate things that I’m just not using anymore.
The editorial page of this Sunday’s Washington Post featured the article, “Congress debates the future of job-training program.” Rather than presenting a refreshing and balanced perspective on an important, yet long-delayed, piece of legislation, the editorial rehashed an old partisan debate over a false choice: Should the nation’s network of job training programs be consolidated or not?
As your self-proclaimed “thrift culture” blogger, I feel it’s my responsibility- nay – my duty this month to point one simple fact to the blogosphere. Let’s all join hands and bow our heads– thrift stores are really having a bit of a moment right now.
The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (Dayton, OH) Rapid Employment Program, which operates out of space at a nearby homeless shelter, has helped 194 homeless men get back to work since its inception in October 2011. The program is part of the county’s 10-Year Homeless Solutions Plan and has helped men find jobs ranging from cross country truck driving, to positions at McDonalds, in retail, in factories and as security guards.
Christopher had a desire to be independent and earn his own money, but his disability posed an obstacle in finding and maintaining long-term employment. After connecting with Goodwill, his confidence and attitude began to improve. He now believes in his potential and says, “Because I am successful at work, I feel better about myself.”
The last time I was in Missouri, I had a chance to take a tour behind the scenes at the new St. Louis Goodwill® outlet, probably one of my favorites in the country. The light alone in this place is amazing, unlike a lot of outlets I’ve seen — or thrift stores in general. The exposed brick and giant windows make it feel like shopping in a gorgeous loft that happens to have the most random things you could ever love.
During the workweek, hungry lunchtime shoppers near the Goodwill Industries-Suncoast (St. Petersburg, FL) Ocala Outlet store on West Silver Springs Boulevard now have a unique option: hot dogs from a cart managed by nine participants in the Goodwill Adult Day Training Program.