Connecting Veterans to their Next Mission ROCKVILLE, MD — Thanks to a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, new career services will be available to veterans in Astoria, NY; Buffalo, NY; Fort Worth, TX; Oxnard, CA; San Antonio, TX; Santa Ana, CA; San Diego, CA; Waco, TX; and Winston-Salem, NC. With this grant, Goodwill
As people in the Philippines struggle to recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on November 15, humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to provide relief to those affected.
ROCKVILLE, MD —Each November 11, while millions of Americans honor the contributions and sacrifices of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Goodwill® rededicates itself to providing holistic programs and services so that returning veterans can successfully re-enter civilian life. Currently, there are more than 22 million veterans who have reintegrated back into
Goodwill Southern California (Los Angeles), along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and more than four dozen community partners, held its first Veteran Stand Down on October 10-11, at Los Angeles Historic Park. The event aimed to meet the basic needs of attendees by providing a variety of free services including meals, clothing, haircuts and makeovers, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to other services such as housing and employment for veterans and their families.
Once again, Congressional leaders have reached a temporary last-minute deal to avert economic Armageddon. In other words, with Congress punting the ball, the game has been extended into another overtime period. While the media’s focus on these political dramas appears like bad reality TV, the real-world realities are felt in local communities served by Goodwill® agencies. From employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities, veterans services, low-income housing, income tax assistance programs and more, local Goodwill agencies, their employees, and the people Goodwill serves are experiencing the pinch caused by the recent government shutdown.
$5 Million Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Goodwill Connect Veterans and Their Families with Job Success and Support
Operation: GoodJobs Learns from Pilot Program and Expands to Four States with High Concentrations of Veterans ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Walmart Foundation has granted $5 million to Goodwill Industries International to expand Operation: GoodJobs, an initiative that equips military veterans and their families with the tools they need to earn employment and ensure long-term financial
Congress’s plate of must do legislation is full as we head into the fall. Spending bills, debt limit increases, and resolutions on Syria, are big bites to swallow in the short time between now and the end of the year. A number of other issues, pending decisions in Washington, will have real impact on many
Returning Service Members Benefit from Additional Supports Even as Veteran Unemployment Rates Improve ROCKVILLE, MD — While Labor Day commemorates the economic and social contributions of U.S. workers, thousands of military veterans still struggle to find their place in the workforce. That is why Goodwill remains committed to providing the programs and supports that returning
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide supportive services to veteran families with very low incomes. Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, the Goodwill will join forces with six other organizations that serve veterans to provide services designed to promote stability.
Pamela, a lifelong track-and-field athlete, joined the Army’s World Class Athlete Program after missing the Olympic team by two spots. Following her time in the military, she faced more than a year of unemployment and struggled to find a match between her military skills and civilian positions. After connecting with Goodwill, she was hired as an employment specialist and later promoted to program manager, where she now helps other veterans get back on their feet.