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Goodwill® Urges Congress to Support Employment for Veterans and Military Families

On November 16, Goodwill® took to Capitol Hill to brief Congress on our work with military families and present our latest white paper. Given the stubbornly bleak job market and constrained federal budgets, Goodwill calls for a continuum of coordinated services that address the unique needs and complex employment challenges facing veterans and military families. We also urge greater collaboration among the community-based providers, federal agencies and veteran service organizations.

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How Employers Work With Goodwill to Hire Job Seekers

Don from Tacoma, WA asks "As an employer, how I can work with Goodwill to hire someone who needs a job?”

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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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My Story: Traci McMartin

Before coming to Goodwill ,Traci was in an abusive relationship with her children's father and spent time in prison for helping him distribute drugs. She transitioned to a halfway house after prison, and learned about Goodwill's training programs from a co-worker. Through employment with Goodwill and support from her colleagues, Traci began building a steady life and career, and now plans to become an advocate for the rights of women and children.

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Give Thanks This Holiday Season with Help from Goodwill®

Lorie Marrero,CPO®, creator of the Clutter Diet® and spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International shares why activating gratitude should be at the heart of your holiday celebrations and how Goodwill's Donate Movement can help you give back to people in need this season.

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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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Goodwill®, Policymakers Make Veterans Employment a Priority

On November 16, 2011, Goodwill will release its new white paper "From Deployment to Employment: Goodwill’s Call to Action on Supporting Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families" at a briefing on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, as Veterans Day approaches, policymakers have been unveiling proposals that aim to support veterans who are struggling to find civilian jobs.

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Job Resources to Help Military Families Succeed

Lisa from Ft. Knox, KY, asks "My spouse is in the military. We move around every one to three years, and it is tough getting a job, much less advancing my career. What resources are available to help me?”

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Goodwill® Goes Green for Affordable Housing in Charlotte

In what is believed to be the first such project of its kind in the country, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Habitat Charlotte and Lowe’s Companies, Inc., are collaborating to transform a vacant home in Charlotte's Villa Heights community into a model of energy efficiency.

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