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LOOK: What We Found At Goodwill's Pop-Up

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Edited for Goodwill, a temporary shop hawking vintage wares and other goods opened Wednesday for a three-day run in the Pepco Edison Pla...

Goodwill Pop-Up Shop To Pop Up Downtown

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An odd melding of hipsters, an often-despised energy company and a good cause will come together downtown this week. Goodwill hopes t...

Marisol Maldonado on Charity and Global Goodwill

Amy Neumann | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

As a social entrepreneur, Marisol Maldonado combines her passion for helping, her engaging personality and a keen eye for smart strategy to elevate awareness and positive action for causes. So what fuels her passion for helping others?

You Won't Believe What We Found At A Goodwill Outlet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"That is NOT Jil Sander." I squealed, picking up a pair of high-waisted gray pants, "Read the label to me." Can you guess where I was? No, not the ...

Jobs Beyond The Battlefield: Employing Those Who Have Served

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Nearly one in three Americans who have fought to defend our freedoms cannot find a job after their service is complete. This is unacceptable. Regardless of political affiliation, all Americans can agree that the men and women who serve our country deserve every chance to succeed once they return home.

Service Dog Allegedly Prompts Discrimination

Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Rose Holowka, a Tennessee woman dealing with disabilities resulting from a car accident, claims her service dog, Honey, led employees at a Goodwill sh...

Fifteen Different People Step Up To Claim Goodwill's Mysterious $14K Cash Donation

Posted 05.17.2012 | Money

When employees at a St. Louis Goodwill found over $14,000 in cash in a box of Christmas decorations, they assumed the donor had left the money by acci...

Innovation Is Needed to Match Workers With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With 12.5 million people out of work and 3.5 million jobs open, we should certainly be doing everything possible to help employers and workers. Fortunately, there are plenty of innovators out there coming up with new ways to help.

Health Care Jobs: There's Something for Everyone

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Despite the high demand, most job seekers who may want jobs in health care don't know where to begin.

Man Accidentally Donates Engagement Ring

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

After finding the perfect engagement ring, Josh Miller found the perfect hiding spot -- so perfect that he accidentally gave away the jacket in which ...

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Older Workers

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We believe that every older American deserves the chance to live independently through the power of work.

Former N.J. Gov. Disguises Self As Homeless To Expose System Shortcomings

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

Covered with a fake beard and touches of makeup, former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey, became Jimmy Peters, a homeless Newark man. Accompanied by ...

Fla. Commissioner Encourages Acts Of Kindness With '14 Days Of Neighborly Love'

Posted 02.15.2012 | Good News

Discounted prices in the name of neighborly love? Sounds like a sweet deal. Earlier this week, Jose 'Pepe' Diaz, a southern Florida county commissi...

When Should You Donate, Ditch Or DIY Your Unwanted Furniture?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

This has happened to us too many times to count: We've gone through the trouble of cleaning out our homes, only to have a bunch of stuff that we're no...

Your Best Thrift Store Shopping Tips

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When we mention thrift stores, people tend to have strong reactions (positive or negative). So, when we posted our thrift shopping secrets, we weren't...

Just How Do You Shop A Thrift Store?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you want to get an extreme reaction from someone, mention thrift shopping. You'll either get a "I would never do that!" or an "OMG! I love thriftin...

Given Right Opportunities, Our Youth Will Shine

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Jim Gibbons

Imagine you're 18 years old and living in a shelter with your mom. While on your way to work, your boss calls. She says you've been selected to speak on a panel at the White House. Oh, and surprise -- you're on in four hours!

A Complete Guide To Donating Electronics

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Throughout the holiday season, the Consumer Electronics Association reminded us that electronics -- especially tablets, laptops and TVs -- were the mo...

Businesses That Change Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

While the job market and small business climate may continue to look bleak, it is inspiring to hear stories about booming innovative social enterprises, even in the worst of times.

8 Accidental Charitable Donations (VIDEO)

Mental Floss | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2011 | Weird News

You know how you hold on to some stupid kitchen item for like eight years, then decide that you’ve used it once and donate it to Goodwill? Then ...

80-Year-Old Man Accidentally Gives Away $13,000 To Goodwill

Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

When an Illinois man donated a few old suits to Goodwill, he didn't bother checking the pockets for loose change or receipts. But when he got home, th...

A Helpful Halloween: Ideas For Giving Back

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

When it comes to choosing your costume this Halloween, try this one on for size: go as a do-gooder. Even though Halloween typically takes the back ...

Building Prosperity: Finding a Job is Just the First Step

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Prosperity Centers are dedicated to assisting people in their community succeed financially. That doesn't just mean helping workers find jobs; it means giving them all the tools they need to build financial security.

Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Call To Hire Disabled Vets

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As a person who is blind, I often talk about the value of hiring people with disabilities. That is because they are uniquely equipped to confront chal...

Serving Others Makes America Great

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Goodwills across the country who are involved in the AmeriCorps program will participate in a national pledge of service in remembrance of September 11.