Celebrating 360° of Sustainability
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.
Student Story: Stephen
“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's role in bridging the "digital divide"
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.
Free help with preparing your 2021 taxes
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.
Employee Spotlight: Monique
“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
Student Story: Pramuan
“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.
Where are they now: Keone's Story
“It just takes somebody to care, somebody to try, somebody to do what Goodwill is doing.”
A lot has changed for Keone since we last heard from him at the Glitter Gala fundraising event in 2017. He's continuing to push forward in his career as he and his wife raise their young child. Learn more about Keone's Goodwill journey and how it's transformed his life.
Employee Spotlight: Tamera's Goodwill Journey
“Find all the people who can support you, and support your dream, and cling to those people to help you grow.” – Tamera
Tamera, a resource navigator for Evergreen Goodwill's Fair Chance Pilot Program, has accomplished some major goals during her time with the organization. She's sharing her story in hopes of inspiring her fellow coworkers to continue to grow within the Goodwill family.
Our mission is evergreen
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!
Where Are They Now: Rachelle’s Story
“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.