State-of-the-art vehicle designed and equipped by Black & Veatch reflects what's possible in furthering diversity, equity and inclusion in workforce development
“If you fall or stumble, don’t let that just drag you down.” – Sonia
“Don’t let your past define you because it doesn’t.” – Tasha
Sonia and Tasha, two employees at our Silverdale nonprofit thrift store, have found great strength within their friendship that began shortly after joining the Evergreen Goodwill team and learning how closely their life stories align. They both hope their words will inspire and encourage others who come from similar backgrounds.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.