April is Second Chance Month, and Goodwill Industries International is shining a light on some of the work we are doing to help people impacted by the criminal justice system. Recently, Goodwill teamed with Accenture to develop an innovative virtual experience called Project Overcome. The experience is designed specifically for people impacted by the criminal justice system who want to enter the workforce.
In an effort to reduce poverty and homelessness in the Louisville area, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will soon be offering a new way for unhoused individuals to earn money and connect with Goodwill's life-changing resources.
Goodwill Manasota is partnering with United Way Suncoast to provide free tax preparation and electronic filing services in Sarasota County to households with low to moderate incomes. Until April 14, volunteers will assist with free tax preparation at Goodwill’s North Sarasota, Venice and North Port locations.
On March 20, scouts across Ohio will be visiting Goodwill stores to earn special patches for the spring Good Turn Day, providing them an opportunity to do a “good turn” in their community by collecting used clothing, books, housewares and other items to donate to Goodwill.
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.