Goodwill® and Caterpillar Foundation Partner to Provide Digital Skills Training

Caterpillar Foundation Investment Focuses on Expanding Digital Literacy in Six Communities ROCKVILLE, MD — The Caterpillar Foundation is investing $250,000 in Goodwill job training programs to support people as they rebuild their careers after enduring negative economic impacts during the pandemic. Goodwill Industries International (GII) recognizes the growing need for digital skills training, as digital

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#Relief4Charities Coalition Expresses Disappointment, Calls on Congress to Provide Further Relief and Address Workforce Shortage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2022 The #Relief4Charities Coalition is disappointed that the Omnibus spending bill passed yesterday by the House did not include provisions that address the significant workforce challenges and loss in revenue experienced by the sector. While we appreciate the resources provided to nonprofits in previous COVID-19 relief packages, most of the

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Committed to Continuous Improvement: South Carolina Goodwill® President and CEO Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award

ROCKVILLE, MD – Patrick Michaels, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, is the 2022 recipient of Goodwill Industries International’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Champion Award. This award recognizes a Goodwill employee who goes above and beyond to implement Goodwill’s commitment to DEI within a local Goodwill organization. Michaels embodies all this

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UPWARD SERVICE TRAJECTORY: LONG-TIME PRESIDENT AND CEO OF GOODWILL-EASTER SEALS MINNESOTA HONORED WITH DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD

ROCKVILLE, MD — Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Wirth-Davis, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s (GESMN’s) trajectory has soared upward. From retail growth to innovative mission collaborations that help open doors to brighter futures, the St. Paul-based Goodwill® has made leaps and gains since Wirth-Davis took the helm. For these reasons, Goodwill Industries International honors Wirth-Davis with the

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LEADING AND TRAINING BY EXAMPLE: SAN DIEGO GOODWILL® CEO HONORED WITH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

ROCKVILLE, MD — In only a few years as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (CA) (GISD), Toni Giffin has already made a big impact in the professional development opportunities provided for her growing team. Giffin established a new career pathway program while reinvigorating a paid training program, all with the goal

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National Charitable Nonprofits Urge Prioritization of Pandemic and Workforce Shortage Relief

Letter Outlines Key Policy Priorities to Address Unique Challenges Charitable Organizations Face WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of more than 60 national charitable nonprofits today sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders, urging them to advance policy priorities that will help charitable organizations overcome the unique challenges they are facing as they

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Goodwill® Announces Matt Paxton as Ambassador and Spokesperson

Paxton will serve as Goodwill’s designated decluttering and organizing expert. Rockville, MD –  Downsizing and decluttering expert Matt Paxton and author of Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff, has been chosen to serve as an international spokesperson for Goodwill. As an official representative, Paxton will be featured on radio and television spots as well as in

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Goodwill® Announces New Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Regina Nelson Joins Goodwill Industries International in January ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International (GII) recently announced the appointment of Regina Nelson as its new chief legal officer and general counsel. Nelson brings more than 25 years of legal and business experience to her new role, in which she will lead the GII legal and

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Goodwill® Announces Promotion of Government Affairs Leader  

Laura Walling, Esq. Named Goodwill Industries International Vice President of Government Affairs ROCKVILLE, MD – Goodwill Industries International (GII) recently announced the promotion of Laura Walling to vice president of government affairs. Walling executes strategies that engage advocates and leverages partners to advance GII’s public policy agenda in support of job training and career development

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Goodwill® Builds Skills and Expands Career Opportunities for Young Adults

Expanded Opportunity Funded by Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor ROCKVILLE, MD — Building on the success of an initiative aimed at partnering with community colleges to help young adults with justice involvement, Goodwill Industries international is expanding Goodwill LifeLaunch: Ignite to five additional cities. The opportunity provides holistic reintegration career advancement services for

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SUPPORT JOB SEEKERS BY DONATING TO GOODWILL® THIS GIVING TUESDAY

Goodwill Donations Help People in Local Communities Grow Their Skills and Build Brighter Futures Rockville, MD — Each day, people come to local Goodwill organizations for assistance and advice in building their skills and finding employment. Goodwill believes everyone should have an opportunity to thrive in their careers. Donors interested in supporting Goodwill’s job training

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SHOP ONLINE WITH PURPOSE: CREATE JOBS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES WITH YOUR CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING

ROCKVILLE, MD — This holiday season, give your Cyber Monday gift purchases even more meaning by helping to create jobs in local communities by making bids and purchases on ShopGoodwill.com®. To date, the online nonprofit auction site has raised approximately $1.17 billion in total sales, making it possible for Goodwill® to train people for jobs

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