Last March, the declaration of the COVID‑19 pandemic as a national emergency shut down non-essential businesses. With classrooms deemed unsafe, education changed dramatically over the course of 2020, with much of the training that was previously conducted face-to-face being pursued online. To meet people where they are, Goodwill Columbus adapted to meet learners’ myriad needs in the pandemic and provide them with the in-demand skills that local employers are looking for now.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Assists Senior Citizens with Online Pre-registration for COVID-19 Vaccine
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is helping those over 65, who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to navigate the pre-registration website myvaccine.fl.gov. The State recently launched the statewide website in an effort to assist Florida residents in scheduling their vaccination appointments. But, not all seniors have access to computers or the knowledge on how to navigate the online system and properly complete the application. Goodwill Community Resource Center (CRC) coordinators typically offer digital skills training to the SWFL community.
For many, the holiday season is a time for happiness and joy. The idea of giving gifts as well as celebrating with family and friends is commonplace. For some families, the holidays can be a harsh reminder of life’s more challenging moments. That's why the team at the Goodwill store in West Lafayette, IN, wanted to make a difference for a family experiencing challenges throughout the year.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with three North Carolina Goodwill organizations, recently wrapped up their annual “Good Turn for Goodwill” community service partnership project.
For exceptional students enrolled at high schools in Southwest Florida, the ESE (Exceptional Student Learning) program helps students with disabilities to progress in school as well as prepare for life after school.
A standout Goodwill Manasota team member was recently granted a multitude of reasons to celebrate this holiday season as her family was selected to be the beneficiary of the Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s HUGS Program. Goodwill Manasota employee Irma Orona and her family received items including a Christmas tree and decorations, lots of clothing — including work clothes — plentiful toys for the children, and a generous Publix gift card.
As businesses continue to grapple with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve estimates that 47 million jobs could be lost because of this crisis. This increase in unemployment has led to a surge in workers looking for new opportunities. In particular, North Carolina expects 29,640 new jobs to be added in the professional and business services field by 2021 according to the NC Department of Commerce.
A unique partnership designed to bring jobs, free education, wrap-around services and community ownership to a new medical device manufacturing facility was announced today on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every area of life, it has not resulted in a loss of compassion. As a recent collaboration of Ringling College and Goodwill Manasota shows, the community’s prolific desire and willingness to help others has remained “virtually” unchanged.
A partnership between Pierce County Economic Development, WorkForce Central, and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region has come together through a CARES Act initiative to create paid internship positions for young people in the community.
As the San Antonio community recovers from the economic challenges resulting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodwill San Antonio’s Good Careers Academy is collaborating with Project Quest to help provide vocational training to individuals whose livelihood was negatively impacted by the pandemic.
When Hurricane Laura hit southwestern Louisiana six weeks ago, it left countless damaged roofs its wake. Goodwill of Acadiana led the charge to collect tarps for distribution to their neighbors who were hit hard by the storm, which would serve as temporary coverings until the roofs could be repaired. Now, after Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9 and battered homes in Acadia, Vermilion and Lafayette parishes, among others, the Goodwill is again collecting tarps to help those affected.