Goodwill Supports All Learners

For many, Labor Day is associated with the end of summer, a three-day weekend and the start of a new school year. My social media has been flooded with pictures of kids holding up their “First Day of School” signs while sporting a new outfit.

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Goodwill® Construction Program: Building Futures

Hammers pound, impact screwdrivers chatter and a circular saw shrieks. Smells of sawdust, paint and glue mingle in the air. A teacher shouts instructions and encouragement over the noise.

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Advice for People Beginning Careers

If you are beginning your career, I’d like to offer some advice to consider as you advance. Let’s get started!

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3 Reasons I Always Thrift Shop in Every City I Travel To and Why You Should Too

If there’s one thing I love more than thrift shopping, it’s traveling. And I really, really love being able to combine the two. Summer travel season is here and below are a few reasons you might want to add hitting up a Goodwill to your travel itinerary.

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Twenty Three Years of TANF

This week the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program turns 23. A human services program that provides assistance temporarily to families with children in poverty has been proven to be both vital to short- and long-term success for families and children.

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MY STORY: ROBERT FRANK

Meet Robert Frank, a donation attendant and utility worker at a Goodwill store in suburban Chicago. Robert suffered physical abuse as a child, including blows to the head that left him with a cognitive disability. With support from Goodwill, he learned to read and write. At age 65, he read a book for the first time, giving him new confidence and a more positive outlook on life.

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Two Goodwills Unite To Help In-Need Community Thrive

Two Goodwills joined forces to help move people into personal stability. One year later, both nonprofits have benefited and so have many people who are now in careers that fulfil and sustain them.

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Five Tips for Addressing Conflicts on the Job

Conflict may arise in the workplace just like in our personal lives. How we deal with them is important. This week I will share five tips for addressing conflict.

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How To Organize Your Classroom – On A Budget

It’s starting. Back to school flyers are popping up in mailboxes and store advertisements are hinting at long lists of items students need for back to school. And as students scramble to finish up their summer reading assignments, teachers are already handing in their final lesson plans for the year and are starting to get their classrooms organized for fall.

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National Thrift Shop Day

Most people know Goodwill® for our donated goods retail stores. In fact, 82 percent of the US population lives within 10 miles of a Goodwill location. So it’s natural that we’re celebrating National Thrift Shop Day on Saturday, August 17.

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Back To School Outfit Staples That Make Dressing To Impress That Much Easier

As Labor Day swiftly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable. The end of lazy summer days and the start of classes. Before heading back to school, I would always make sure to plan my first few days of outfits.

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Many Issues Remain for Congress to Address

After reaching the budget deal that we shared last week, both the House and Senate are in recess until after Labor Day. Typically, lawmakers spend their summer break back in the district, meeting with constituents, hosting town halls, and even touring local Goodwill® organizations to see the mission in action.

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