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Goodwill Program Gives Bikes to Needy Children, Job Training to Unemployed Workers

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA teamed up with local organizations this month to provide more than 200 Augusta-area children with bicycles and helmets as part of the community’s annual ‘Santa Wheels’ program. Goodwill has been involved with the program since 2006, contributing 1,035 volunteer hours and distributing more than 600 bicycles to deserving children.

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Goodwill® Helps Youth Set Education, Employment Goals

Female Goodwill staff member counsels female African-American youth.When given guidance and support, a young person can learn new skills, become a hard-working employee and succeed in life. That’s the philosophy of the Crossroads Reintegration Program at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana (Shreveport). The program helps youth ages 12 to 21 with their personal growth and goals, assuring a smooth transition from secured placement facilities back into their homes and communities.

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Detroit Goodwill® Helps Single Mothers Write Stories of Success

In Michigan, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s Beyond Jobs program is modeled after the agency’s nationally recognized Flip the Script program. An empowerment program with a philosophy that each individual deserves a second chance, Flip the Script gives participants the opportunity to change their life stories. Negative beginnings need not result in negative endings.

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Goodwill® Program Breaks Down Language Barriers for Job Success

Hispanics currently make up 16.3 percent of the total U.S. population, a number expected to rise to 30 percent by 2050. Faced with burgeoning population growth and higher-than-average high school dropout and unemployment rates, this group’s need for workforce, education and other support services is greater than ever.

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IA Goodwill® Celebrates 85 Years of Serving Thanksgiving Dinner to Community

Three hundred and fifty pounds of turkey, 200 pounds of potatoes and 1,000 dinner rolls were some of the items on the menu this year when Goodwill Industries Wall Street Mission served Thanksgiving dinner to its local community for the 85th year. The Sioux City Goodwill held its first annual dinner in 1891 to celebrate the agency’s community impact and raise public awareness about Goodwill programs and services.

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How Will You Help Others This Holiday? Give Back on the 'Good Wall'

The holiday season affords us all the opportunity to give thanks and lend a hand to others. To help you celebrate the season of giving, Goodwill® recently launched the “Good Wall,” a virtual wall here on the site where you can share how you and your family plans to give back this year.

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How Will You Help Others This Holiday? Give Back on the ‘Good Wall’

The holiday season affords us all the opportunity to give thanks and lend a hand to others. To help you celebrate the season of giving, Goodwill® recently launched the “Good Wall,” a virtual wall here on the site where you can share how you and your family plans to give back this year.

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Celebrate America Recycles Day with Goodwill’s Holiday Cards

November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. If you're still in the market for the perfect holiday cards to send your friends and family this year, Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan’s Paperworks Studio's recycled cards give you the opportunity to celebrate the season while affirming your commitment to the environment and the power of work.

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Celebrate America Recycles Day with Goodwill's Holiday Cards

November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. If you're still in the market for the perfect holiday cards to send your friends and family this year, Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan’s Paperworks Studio's recycled cards give you the opportunity to celebrate the season while affirming your commitment to the environment and the power of work.

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NC Goodwill® Helps Military Families Build Support Systems

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont launched Operation Independence in November 2010 with a generous grant from the Microsoft Corporation. The grant enabled the agency to develop a state-of-the-art computer lab and hire two full-time specialists — a vocational evaluator at the Goodwill’s facilities and a counselor at Central Piedmont Community College.

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Texas Goodwill® Expands Veteran Services to Accommodate Needs

Houston Goodwill® launched its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program six years ago, and quickly learned that groups of veterans had different needs. The agency now serves females who are homeless, individuals who have recently left the military and those who have been incarcerated.

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Community Partners Collaborate to Secure Success for Veterans

The Atlanta Goodwill® relies on its community partners to fully meet the needs of veterans. While Goodwill’s expertise is employment services, other local organizations, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provide health care, housing assistance and more. Each week, the Goodwill hosts a roundtable, during which veterans can learn about available services.

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