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Evergreen Goodwill Unveils "Digital Equity Bus"

May 16, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Community

We’re excited to put the spotlight on our brand new Digital Equity Bus, Evergreen Goodwill’s first high-tech mobile classroom.

The bus will bring our Job Training and Education (JTE) computer courses, workforce development programs and wraparound support services directly to rural and historically under-resourced communities across Northwest Washington.

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

March 15, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Community

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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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: KATY

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: Job Training & Education and Community

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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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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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Closure of some Donation Centers

October 5, 2021

Posted in: Donate and Community

We're changing things up, as donating at Goodwill will look a little different over the next two weeks. Click Read More for everything you need to know about navigating these temporary changes while we make some necessary improvements.

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Our mission is evergreen

September 9, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Community

 

As a way to be more inclusive of all communities we serve, we’ll be changing our name to Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington (or Evergreen Goodwill for short). Rest assured, we’re still the same organization committed to helping others, and now we have a name that better suits us!

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Where Are They Now: Rachelle’s Story

July 26, 2021

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

“Things are so much brighter than I could have ever dreamed, and I just learned how capable I am even though I really believed and was told that I wasn’t. Goodwill showed me this whole different side of me.”

Rachelle arrived at Goodwill after leaving a horrendous situation. She grew up in a struggling family, dropped out of high school, and got involved in a relationship that led to Rachelle being a victim of human trafficking. Goodwill’s Job Training and Education (JTE) staff embraced Rachelle the moment she entered the center and provided the encouragement and support she needed to start believing in herself again.

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Where Are They Now: Cheri

May 10, 2021

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

“No matter what you go through in life, you have to believe in you and that you can make it,” Cheri said. “I had lost that. You get to a point where you are OK and then you lose everything, and it’s kind of like, ‘How did I get here?’ I was beating myself up mentally and stopped believing in Cheri. The people at Goodwill were so open and loving, and they believe in everybody that walked in that room regardless of what you were going through. Goodwill was a big help in my transformation. I give Goodwill all props. I really do.”

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GiveBIG is a great time to help!

April 15, 2021

Posted in: Sales & Events, Donate, and Community

Throughout the pandemic, Goodwill has supported our community through our free classes and case managers are ready to support students with their most urgent needs. With the support of donors, last year, more than 4,300 students enrolled in Goodwill classes, and 541 found jobs with over 250 local employers. Goodwill has helped people in our northwest Washington community find employment for nearly 100 years, but the need for our services has never been greater.

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