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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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My Story: Tounta Adams

Unable to find work or a place to live, Tounta Adams moved her husband and children in with her parents. She didn't know how she was going to support her family and prayed nightly to find a solution to her situation. Welfare services referred her to Goodwill who hooked her up with transportation and clothing vouchers, and diapers. She enrolled in the agency's community job program and is now a proud Goodwill employee who is on track to getting her own place to live again.

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Goodwill® Educates Donors, Congress on Charitable Giving This Holiday Season

During the economic downturn of the past few years, charitable donations have decreased dramatically across the nonprofit sector, with some leaders predicting it will it take charities six years to return to where they were financially in 2007. Further reductions in these donations will reduce nonprofits’ ability to serve the individuals and families who rely on them for job training and other critical community-based services. With one month remaining in the 2011 tax year, Goodwill® is empowering donors like you to make informed decisions about where you donate, and urging Congress to protect charitable giving incentives that ensure you continue to receive a deduction for your contributions.

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Need a Job? See Which Sectors Are Hiring

Darren from Brunswick, ME, asks, “I’m looking for new career paths, but don’t want to get persue a field that has a limited number of available positions and opportunities for growth. What are some sectors that are doing the most hiring now?”

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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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My Story: Darryl Humphrey

Darryl was born with congenital cataracts and myopic pressure in both eyes, and had surgery done on both eyes back in 1998, where doctors replaced his natural lenses with synthetic implants. After leaving his job with the federal government, Darryl started looking for a better job and got in touch with Good Temps, a Goodwill staffing agency in New York. Through the program, he landed a job as an NYPD police administrative aide, a position that allows him to work and help people.

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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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Spending Cuts Uncertain Following Supercommittee Failure

On Monday, November 21, 2011, leaders of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction confirmed that the supercommittee was unable to craft a bi-partisan agreement for cutting the deficit by $1.2 trillion before Wednesday’s deadline. As a result of the panel’s failure, a range of federal programs face automatic spending cut unless Congress can reach an agreement before January 2013.

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Buying a Car Makes Sense for Some Job Seekers

Tamika in Atlanta asks, “Are there any ways to get help buying a car so I can have more job opportunities available to me?”

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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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My Story: Nick Vaughan

After receiving post-secondary training, Nick was unable to find a job and was contemplating moving back to where he grew up, where he'd have to give up his friends and his independence. He was referred to Goodwill, where an employment counselor helped him update his resume and submit applications. He landed a seasonal part-time job at Lowe's and was later hired full time. He now loves his job and the independence it affords him.

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