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Goodwill Success Stories

Please HOLD ON to your donations!

With the current situation regarding COVID-19 and public health and safety, Goodwill Industries of Alberta has decided to temporarily close their retail locations and donation centres. In doing so, the organization is protecting the health and well-being of staff, volunteers, donors and shoppers. By temporarily closing our locations, this means [...]

Temporary Thrift Store and Donation Centre Closing

People helping people. Communities rallying in support of one another. Since 1963, community support has helped Goodwill become part of the fabric of Alberta, supporting Albertans with disabilities through the power of work and the dignity of a job. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been carefully [...]

Change to Operating Hours of Goodwill Thrift Store and Donation Centres – Effective March 17, 2020

People help people and we are taking this approach with all of our team members, volunteers, shoppers and donors in mind. Effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 Goodwill Donation Centres and Stores across Alberta will now have operating hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST until further notice. People help [...]

COVID-19 Special Update

People help people. We must remember this during this time. As a not for profit organization supporting career development and job creation programs to help Albertans with disabilities to gain meaningful employment, Goodwill Industries of Alberta continues our strong dedication to support these individuals. We salute people helping people, from [...]

Goodwill Cleaning Cloths: Hotel Collection

Commercial Services Launch NEW product! A new product has launched at Goodwill Industries of Alberta in conjunction with the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). The new Goodwill Cleaning Cloths: Hotel Collection are now available at Edmonton and surrounding area Goodwill retail outlets, with proceeds going to help fund [...]

Nonprofit Innovation Award

Calgary Innovation Awards Calgary AB (October 3, 2019) – The Alberta Nonprofit Innovation Awards celebrate nonprofit professionals and organizations across Alberta who have challenged the status quo and inspired others with creative and disruptive solutions to address enduring community challenges. Today Goodwill Industries of Alberta was the proud recipient of [...]

Back To School Outfit Staples That Make Dressing To Impress That Much Easier

As Labor Day swiftly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the inevitable. The end of lazy summer days and the start of classes. Before heading back to school, I would always make sure to plan my first few days of outfits. Especially for college students, whose schedules and professors [...]

3 Stress-Free Back To School Outfit Hacks To Help Busy Teachers Dress To Impress

Most teachers make their jobs look easy. In reality, helping hundreds of children and young adults grow both in their studies and as people is no easy feat. It takes up hours out of the day that go beyond the classroom. Creating lesson plans and grading tests can’t be done [...]

A Feel Good Moment – Elaine Wenger

Elaine Wenger began working at Goodwill 43 years ago and in August she is finally ready to hang up her jacket. Born with a disability, Wenger is an inspiration to those who look to gain meaningful employment and a symbol of how Goodwill Industries of Alberta can help those find [...]