Goodwill Industries

Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.

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Oct 2017

Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with...

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Aug 2017

Goodwill Industries International celebrates National Thrift Shop Day and encourages people across the nation to shop at Goodwill to do more than just snag great deals. With each purchase at Goodwill, shoppers contribute to programs that provide job placement, education, training, and career development that help people in the community earn...

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Jun 2017

Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training and education services, has been ranked #1 on the annual World Value Index, an anticipated annual report that ranks world-class organizations by measuring and ranking each brand's overall World Value, according...

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Mar 2017

The Goodwill store on Forsyth Road is getting a boutique makeover thanks to the art department at Wesleyan College. Under a new partnership with the college, Goodwill has created an artist gallery in the store in the Wesleyan Station shopping center.

The students took donated Goodwill materials and turned them into wall hangings that...

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Jan 2017

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has named Sealed Air their 2016 Power Partner. This prestigious award was established to recognize organizations that provide ongoing and sizeable work opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages.

“There is a shared belief in the Power of Work,” said Jackie Hallberg,...

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Nov 2016
Give Back Box

Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season. Launched one year ago, in time for Cyber ...

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Oct 2016

A series of Goodwill goBINs, thermoformed by Ray Products, are being deployed to Goodwill chapters around the country. The goBINs make it easier and more convenient than ever for city dwellers to recycle clothing and textiles.

"Convenience is the most important factor for...

News & Views
Oct 2016

Mission-driven startup Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela, who at the time was running an online shoe store. The idea was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago, who was holding up a sign saying he needed a pair of shoes....

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Jul 2016

Finding meaningful work just got a little easier for thousands of Arizona residents when Goodwill of Central Arizona and Valley-based non-profit Career Connectors announced today they would enter into partnership to help better...

News & Views
Nov 2015

Only 15 percent of textile waste is donated or recycled in the United States. About 21 billion pounds of clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery, and other textiles end up in American landfills every year, which adds up to more than 5 percent of the country’s...

News & Views
Jun 2015

On Tuesday, the week of learning at SB ’15 San Diego continued as Nina Goodrich, director of GreenBlue, moderated a discussion on innovative partnerships around recycling...

News & Views
May 2015

If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and influence of its efforts. That’s much easier said than done, of course, though we are seeing a number of encouraging trends within the Sustainable...

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Apr 2015

Spring cleaning this year just got a little easier: On Saturday, May 2nd, donating old clothes will be a breeze thanks to a partnership between Goodwill and Uber. Donors can...

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Apr 2015

College students urged to donate responsibly, recognize social impact 

With the end of the spring semester and students packing up for the summer break, Northern Illinois University is preparing for the annual flood of unwanted household items typically discarded by students departing ...

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Apr 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD – April 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Long before the first Earth Day in 1970, a Methodist minister in Boston, MA, Rev. Edgar J. Helms, pioneered the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice in 1902. He began what would become Goodwill Industries® by collecting used household goods and clothing, hiring...

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