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Then I Got Stuck in a Dress at Goodwill...

Teri Biebel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy
Teri Biebel

I convinced myself that it would be better to die alone in the dressing room than to die of embarrassment by having to ask someone at Goodwill to come into my dressing room and help get me out of this dress-of-death. So I went to my happy place.

The Business of Good: How a Local Donation Campaign Became a $200 Million CSR Success Story

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

"Corporate Social Responsibility" -- or CSR -- has become a trendy term over the past few years, with companies large and small putting aside resource...

Man Finds Home Videos Hidden In Goodwill Buy, Tracks Down Family To Return Memories

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Good News

Home videos often contain irreplaceable memories. This soldier knew exactly how precious these tapes can be, so when some turned up inside a thrift s...

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

Earth Day is Donate Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With spring weather (finally!) coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, this year feels like one in which we should be particularly...

Transparency and Reputation: There Is No Place to Hide

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Reputation, brand and image are very important priorities for corporations, organizations and institutions. These characteristics and the products and...

Goodwill Goes Above And Beyond To Return A Family Treasure

Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion

Employees at a Goodwill in Denver, Co., were surprised to find a family Bible with an elegant inscription inside a donation box full of computer parts...

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Goodwill Manager Makes Unbelievable Find In Donated Clothes

Posted 02.06.2014 | Good News

Tyler Gedelian, the manager of a Goodwill outlet in Monroe, Mich., says he's used to finding loose change, used tissues, and old grocery lists in the ...

A New Tune for Our Heroes

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Do you remember that folk song from the 1960s, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" There is one lyric that asks, "Where have all the soldiers gone?" Certainly, many of our war heroes have died while protecting our interests abroad. Many more have returned home, however, and they've gone about the task of transitioning into civilian life. It hasn't been easy.

Not Quite as Titillating as 'The Handshake' or 'The Selfie' or...

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.11.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Military working dogs -- or dogs in general -- and young children seeing their military parents (sometimes for the first time) return home from military assignments are some of my favorite subjects.

A South Georgia Christmas

Ashley Underwood | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

My great aunt Brenda Ann used to visit our house every Christmas and return all the gifts we had given her the previous year. "I hated this," she would tell my mother as Mom unwrapped the Sleeping Beauty VHS cassette that she had fought over with an 8 year old at the Blockbuster bargain bin.

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

You Shouldn't Want to Be an Aspiring Anything: An Interview With Craigslist Joe

Global Yodel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Global Yodel

For a month, Joseph documented his attempt to rely only on Craigslist for food, shelter and friendship. He traveled from LA to New York, hung out with refugees and a dominatrix, and narrowly escaped sleeping in the snow.

Goodwill is Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Did you know that approximately one in every six Americans is Hispanic? The 2010 U.S. Census counted the nation's Hispanic population at 50.5 million ...

I'm Gonna Pop Some Tags: Top 10 Pop Culture Moments That Made Thrift Chic

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Jim Gibbons

There was a time, not all that long ago, when thrift stores and consignment shops were seen exclusively as the domain of penny-pinching grandmas. But ...

Social Enterprise: From Its Roots to Mainstream Conversation

Christian HELP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

Can you believe the social enterprise business model has been in existence since before 1900? Yes, it's true! Goodwill Industries was founded in 1895 ...

All Parents Want Their Children to Have Productive, Fulfilling Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For young people with the most significant disabilities, the Special Minimum Wage Certificate means the difference between reaching their personal employment potential and having no job at all.

A Call to Arms: Helping Female Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.

The Gifts of Giving

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The greatest strength that we possess does not come from money, from fame, from influence, from glory, or from any of the trappings of power that most of us spend vast amounts of time and energy pursuing.

Report Claims Goodwill Exploits Disabled Workers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact

Is the wage Goodwill pays its employees with disabilities exploitative or empowering? Investigative journalist John Hrabe recently reported for Wa...

Goodwill and the Power of Work: Helping People With Disabilities Find Employment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

In America, 80 percent of people with disabilities do not have jobs. This shameful statistic should encourage all of us to help people with disabilities earn employment.

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

Upgrading the Online Job Search

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is not about sheer volume nor is it ever a one-size-fits-all approach. It is about facilitating the best match between employer and job seeker to avoid missed opportunities and help both parties advance their goals.

On Earth Day, Don't Forget to Think Small

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.