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Dominic & Seattle Goodwill Youth Programming

October 13, 2020

Posted in: Youth Programs, Digital Literacy, and Student Stories


Amid a worldwide pandemic and a senior year of high school without spring sports, prom or a graduation ceremony, Dominic had critical decisions to make about his future.

Dominic — a football, wrestling and track athlete with a deep passion for aerospace — was trying to select the college that fit him best. His parents were busy working from home, and his access to school mentors was limited. Dominic took comfort in knowing he could lean on Seattle Goodwill’s youth program leaders when he needed advice.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Spider Flower Frame

October 8, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Add this creepy crawler craft to your home this month to get into the Halloween spirit.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Jarring Ghosts

October 1, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

You may not have a "Ghostbusters" quality containment unit but you can capture some little ghosts of your own with jars from Goodwill!

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Register to vote at one of your favorite Goodwills!

September 30, 2020

Posted in: Community

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Tuesday, November 3, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard and exercise our right to vote!  At Goodwill, we’re hosting voter registration drives to make sure that everyone who is eligible and interested in voting has the opportunity to cast their ballot.

In partnership with Common Power, we’ll have volunteers running registration drives at select stores across northwest Washington the first four Saturdays of October from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Volunteers can help you register using paper forms or online with one of our computers or with your own mobile device. 

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2020

Posted in: Community

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans celebrating the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. 

To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to your life. You’ll find a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures, and histories among these resources.

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Digital learning innovations bring new opportunities to Goodwill students and employees

September 28, 2020

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Digital Literacy, and Community


At Seattle Goodwill, we served 6,684 students last year at our five Job Training and Education centers throughout the north Puget Sound. For us, supporting students is more than in-classroom instruction – it means offering the same type of care and compassion one would expect from a family member. Read more about how Seattle Goodwill innovated remote learning and continued supporting the community needs during the uncertainty of Covid-19.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Candlestick Candy Jar

September 24, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Fulfill your sweet tooth with this simple DIY Candlestick Candy Jar. From candlesticks to vases, Goodwill has everything you need to create the ultimate Halloween décor.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Frame of Fright!

September 17, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Add some horror to your home decor with this DIY Halloween frame. Goodwill has lots of frames to choose from. We chose one with elaborate details and an antique look. It's perfect for our project!

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Pete's Return to Work

August 31, 2020

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Community

For the last eight years, Pete’s work has helped Seattle Goodwill provide free job training, education programs and support services to community members in need. His work in E-Commerce allows Goodwill to continue its critical mission of helping others improve their lives and the lives of their families.

While Pete has learned the importance of Goodwill’s programs, he’s never needed to take advantage of them himself. That changed when Pete, like so many others, became unemployed due to business closure brought on by COVID-19.

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Our Goodwill Boutiques in Seattle open Friday, July 17 at 10 am.

July 13, 2020

Posted in: Shop

Shopping at our stores funds our mission to provide free job training, education and basic services to our neighbors in need. Our programs provide critical support and training so that people can gain living-wage jobs and create better lives for themselves and their families. Learn more about what your purchases make possible.

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