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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: KATY

March 2, 2022

Posted in: Community and Shop

“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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Whatcom Talk: Comcast, Evergreen Goodwill Team Up to Bring Connection and Opportunity through Free Classes

February 23, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Community

Learn more about Evergreen Goodwill's efforts to help bridge the "digital divide" and our partnership with Comcast Washington, which has assisted us in improving the technology available at our Job Training and Education Centers and in being able to provide vital technological resources to our students. 

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Spread the love this Valentine's Day by shopping Goodwill

February 5, 2022

Posted in: DIY Projects, Thrifty Kitchen, and Shop

Get ready for Valentine's Day by shopping Goodwill! Whether you're celebrating the holiday with your sweetie or having a "Galentine's Day" gathering with a few close friends, Goodwill is here to help you find your favorite rom-com film, a selection of unique gifts or create a one-of-a-kind tablescape.

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Employee Spotlight: Monique

February 2, 2022

Posted in: Youth Programs and Job Training & Education

“I wanted to change as many lives as I possibly could cause I got tired of seeing the same thing over and over again.”

Monique has made it her life mission to set young people up for success. For the last 25 years, she's shaped the lives of countless people and is now representing Evergreen Goodwill as the Youth Program Director. She's committed to expanding the organization's reach and hopes to continue amplifying our efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion

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Student Story: Pramuan

January 24, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

“I want to tell anyone about Goodwill – that Goodwill help people.” – Pramuan.

Evergreen Goodwill has been a transformative piece of Pramuan’s life as he seeks to become a U.S. citizen after emigrating from Thailand. While participating in our Citizenship Test Preparation and ESOL classes, Pramuan had a vested interest in not only his own success but of his fellow classmates, too.  

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Employee Spotlight: Joseph

January 5, 2022

Posted in: Self-Advocacy and Community

“This company has helped me get into an apartment, and then helped me learn how to be a material handler, to a material handler lead, to a material handler supervisor.” – Joseph

Working at Goodwill provides much more than just a paycheck for many of our employees, but rather a second chance at life. Combining his perseverance with Goodwill’s network of support, Joseph has built a career, secured stable housing, achieved sobriety, and reunited with his daughter.

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KING 5 Evening: What's new in men's fashions for 2022

January 1, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases

Jim Dever and Saint Bryan from KING5 Evening visited Evergreen Goodwill's flagship Dearborn nonprofit thrift store to put together several trending looks in men's fashion. 

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Unique treasures to impress your next host or hostess

December 17, 2021

Posted in: Holidays and Shop

Looking to show your gathering host or hostess some appreciation this holiday season? Give them a gift that will not only impress but could also serve a dual purpose! From unique serving trays to charcuterie boards, cupcake stands, and much more – check out your local Goodwill for all kinds of holiday treasures.

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Holiday Tea Time by Goodwill

December 13, 2021

Posted in: DIY Projects, Holidays, and Shop

Get cozy this holiday season with a chic table setting that's perfect for hosting afternoon tea at your home – using treasures found at Goodwill! From teapots to tablecloths and holiday-themed bakeware, this tablescape came together in a flash and on a dime with a visit to one of our nonprofit thrift stores.

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