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How to shop our Goodwill Outlets

April 6, 2021

Posted in: Shop

Safety measures in place at our Outlets
We have adopted many practices and taken measures to ensure maximum safety of employees and customers in all of our stores. Here is what you can expect when shopping at our Outlets.

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Diane's Story: Refusing to Be Silenced

April 5, 2021

Posted in: Student Stories

“It’s important for me to talk about mental health issues, because there is a stigma that had affected me in the past. I want people to be able to talk about it and not be ashamed. After all I’ve been through, I finally like myself, and I’m going to school and fulfilling a goal. I will be getting my associate's degree, and I think that’s amazing. I struggled, it’s a challenge, but I’m doing it.” – Diane

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2020 Annual Report

April 2, 2021

Posted in: Annual Reports

 

As we look back on our work and share the positive impacts you’ve made possible, it goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year. But we persevered through the hard times. We provided much-needed support services, trained over 4,300 students and employees, and placed 541 people in jobs. 

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Meet Goodwill Intern Martrez

January 31, 2021

Posted in: Youth Programs, Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories



“The youth look up to me. I’m young, but knowing they look up to me is kind of different, because at one point I was the person looking up to staff.” – Martrez, Seattle Goodwill Intern and Youth Program Participant 

Martrez graduated from Seattle’s Cleveland High School in 2019. Before he connected with Goodwill, Martrez compared himself to his peers who lacked interest in school and weren’t on the right track. After building relationships and receiving guidance from Goodwill’s Youth Year-Round Program Job Training & Education (JTE) staff, Martrez’s mindset shifted. 

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Meet Goodwill Youth Program Participant and Intern Nika

January 10, 2021

Posted in: Youth Programs, Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

“I believe this internship offers a lot of help for the lower-income students – not for the students who have the highest grades or have the most amount of money or already have a place in college,” Nika said. “Goodwill speaks for students who are struggling in an environment they don’t think they can get out of. It’s good to give an opportunity for others who need it, and Goodwill does that.” 

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Meet Goodwill Intern Rodney

January 3, 2021

Posted in: Youth Programs, Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

“The internship is a pretty good opportunity, especially if you are trying to see what work is like,” Rodney said. “You’re learning things, and you’ve got really supportive people there that want to help you grow and succeed in life.”

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Meet Goodwill Youth Student MaiQueen

December 27, 2020

Posted in: Youth Programs, Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

MaiQueen’s first summer with Seattle Goodwill has been an immersion in career exploration, professional development, community service, and so much more. A senior at Seattle’s Garfield High School, she stayed busy last summer developing job skills in Goodwill’s Youth Maritime Program.

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Meet Goodwill Intern Alieu

December 20, 2020

Posted in: Youth Programs, Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

"Because of this internship, I had a more productive summer. I turned it into a, ‘Let’s go to work and see what I can accomplish, regardless of the circumstances," Alieu says about his five-month work experience with Goodwill. 

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Goodwill Halloween DIY - Ghost cupcakes and Halloween Treats

October 22, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Want to add some Halloween spirit to your favorite sweets? Goodwill has everything you need to turn your baked goods into spooky Halloween treats to enjoy!

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Joel’s Goodwill Journey: From Supporter to Teammate

October 16, 2020

Posted in: Community

"It feels like something that has come full circle. I always have to step back in a little bit of amazement to feel that I’m a part of something I was a supporter of for so long."

  – Joel Hoffman, Seattle Goodwill E-commerce Auction Lister

When Joel first walked into our Seattle store in the mid-nineties, he had no idea Goodwill would eventually play such a big role in his life.

 

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