Evergreen Goodwill Blog

Community partners help us further our commitment to Sustainability

April 19, 2022

Posted in: Shop, Sustainability, and Donate

Rest assured that no matter what you donate to Goodwill, we will make every effort to give your treasures new life and purpose. This is our commitment to sustainability – but we can’t do it alone! Evergreen Goodwill works closely with several community organizations and government agencies to help reduce waste and keep items out of landfills. 

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Goodwill Sustainability: how we keep millions of pounds of materials out of landfills

April 14, 2022

Posted in: Shop, Sustainability, and Donate

Through the support of generous donors and shoppers who choose to go treasure hunting at Goodwill, we were able to save more than 76 million pounds of materials from local landfills just last year alone! At Evergreen Goodwill, we are all about reducing waste and playing our part in helping the environment. 

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Employee Spotlight: Tania

April 14, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education

"Our biggest thing is we listen, we don’t judge, we just listen." – Tania

It's been nearly 14 years since Tania began her Goodwill journey after returning home to the United States from Japan. She was on the hunt for a new opportunity, and she now has a flourishing career leading a dynamic team at the Snohomish County Job Training & Education Center where she has hopes of expanding services and having an even bigger impact on the community. 

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Celebrating 360° of Sustainability

April 8, 2022

Posted in: Shop, Sustainability, Job Training & Education, and Donate

When you choose to shop at or donate to Evergreen Goodwill, you're not only helping to reduce waste and keep materials out of local landfills, but you're also giving back to the community by helping to break down barriers to education and employment. We call this 360° of Sustainability. 

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2021 Annual Report

March 30, 2022

Posted in: Annual Reports

Pushing through another year of a pandemic, Evergreen Goodwill continued to make major adjustments, ensuring the health and safety of our staff, students, shoppers, and donors. These advancements have transformed how we’re able to serve the community in many positive ways, and despite some growing pains and challenges, we served over 2,700 students and helped 468 of them find employment.

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Student Story: Stephen

March 28, 2022

Posted in: Student Stories and Job Training & Education

“The aerospace program and the internship program both made me learn valuable life skills … just being a better person in general.” – Stephen

Stephen came to Goodwill looking to learn more about the science behind the aerospace industry, and what he left with was so much more. He says the connections he made with people taught him valuable life skills and encouraged him to grow.

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Evergreen Goodwill's role in bridging the "digital divide"

March 15, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington has been committed to helping bridge the "digital divide" within the communities we serve through our vital Job Training and Education Programs and services. We do this by bringing digital literacy to the forefront of many of the courses and programs we offer, as well as by helping people in the community gain access to the internet and various forms of technology. 

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Student Story: HangTran

March 14, 2022

Posted in: Student Stories

“I want to become a U.S. citizen, I want to vote.” – HangTran

HangTran has been working hard to learn English and get ready for her naturalization interview and exam with hopes of one day being able to permanently call the United States home – all with the strong support of our Goodwill team here to help.

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March 2, 2022

Posted in: Shop and Community

“I love what I do.” – Katy

It’s been 18 years since Katy, a retail assistant manager, walked into her hometown Goodwill looking for a job. Little did she know at the time, that opportunity would transform into a flourishing career that has led to countless personal and professional successes.

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Free help with preparing your 2021 taxes

February 28, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

Thanks to Goodwill's partnership with United Way of King County, tax experts will be available at our Burien Goodwill location through April 21 to help you file your taxes in person. For people living outside of King County, we've compiled a list of free in-person and virtual programs to help you get your taxes filed on time.

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