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A Very Special Day for You Can Ride 2

2018-08-12T17:56:30-06:00June 15th, 2018|News Category Archive|

A very special day for You Can Ride 2,  a program designed to ensure that ALL children with disabilities can enjoy the freedom and independence of riding a bike! We are pleased to announce that we are the very grateful recipients of a generous grant received from the Telus Community Foundation, totaling $15,000.00! 100% of [...]

What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Found in a Thrift Store in Edmonton?

2018-06-23T18:54:36-06:00June 15th, 2018|Featured, Good Deals, News Category Archive|

Some people think thrift stores are just another place like flea markets and yard sales to find someone else’s junk. While it’s true that a thrift store is home for things that others no longer want, you can find some amazing treasures in a thrift store in Edmonton. Here are some of the coolest finds [...]

11 Reasons To Join The #GOODWILLCHALLENGE

2018-04-19T11:54:36-06:00April 19th, 2018|Events, Fashion, Featured, Fundraising & Donations, Get Involved, Home and Style, News Category Archive|

Spring is the season for new beginnings, for transition, for rejuvenation. Mentally, there is something that happens to us as the weather gets warmer and we shirk off the baggage of winter. In a practical sense, that can be putting the snow boots away and bringing out the flip flops. For many, it means spring [...]

Are Your Old Clothes Someone’s Bright Future?

2018-04-11T11:12:09-06:00March 28th, 2018|Fashion, Fundraising & Donations, Get Involved|

What do you do with your family’s old, outgrown clothes or those they don’t wear anymore? Have you considered donating them to Goodwill Alberta? You’ll find many good reasons to donate. In particular, this post will show you how your old clothes are someone’s bright future. Here are two ways your old clothes can change [...]

5 Reasons Every Fashion Lover Needs to Go Thrift Shopping

2018-03-23T15:08:13-06:00March 9th, 2018|Fashion, Good Deals|

If you’ve never been thrifting, you’re missing out on some amazing finds at rock-bottom prices. What you may not know is that people from all walks of life donate clothes and household items to thrift stores—including wealthy individuals with expensive, designer clothing and other goods. You can wear almost-new, designer brand-name label clothing for a [...]

Upcycling a Metal Rolling Cart in Four Easy Steps

2018-03-23T15:50:04-06:00June 1st, 2017|DIY, Featured, Home and Style, News Category Archive|

This rusty cart has been a part of our home since we thrifted it three years ago, and it’s always been one of my favorites. I love the utility of having accessible, easily transportable storage, and my favorite things are the ones that, like this, come with stories (i.e., paint splotches, rust spots and water [...]

Michael B. – Maintenance Worker with Wendy’s Restaurants

2018-03-23T15:34:51-06:00May 31st, 2017|Stories|

Over two years ago Power of Work client Michael was working independently at a welding shop. Unfortunately, during an economic downturn, Michael was laid off from his job. Shortly after, he joined the Power of Work program hoping that he could find support in his job search. The program helped Michael focus on his [...]

Heather P. – Employee with Children’s Autism Services

2018-03-23T15:26:03-06:00May 31st, 2017|Stories|

by Megan Bodker Heather is currently employed at Children’s Autism Services and will soon be starting a second job at Autism Edmonton, helping teenagers with Autism learn and develop their social skills. She is a hard worker, great with kids and a very empathetic individual. “I love my job, and really feel like I [...]

Goodwill Opens Biggest Store and New Donation Centre at Calgary Beacon Heights Friday

2018-03-23T14:39:41-06:00May 5th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive|

New Store Home to Goodwill’s First Career Training Centre for Calgarians with Disabilities Calgary, AB (May 4, 2017) – Calgarians can thrift shop and drop their donations at Goodwill’s newest location at Beacon Heights starting May 12. Goodwill Beacon Heights is the biggest Goodwill store in the city and it’s located right next to the [...]

Cheds Bruce Bowie Wins Community Award

2018-02-14T12:26:02-07:00May 5th, 2017|Media Releases, Stories|

Congratulations Bruce on winning the Edmonton 2017 Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award! We appreciate all that you do to spread the word about our mission and what we do here at Goodwill! 630 CHED http://www.630ched.com/…/cheds-bruce-bowie-wins-community-…/ CHED’s Bruce Bowie wins community award 630 CHED Morning News host Bruce Bowie was honoured on Thursday morning for [...]

Getting Organized!

2018-03-22T10:35:08-06:00May 5th, 2017|Fashion, Featured, News Category Archive|

Getting Organized— As Easy as A-B-C…and D When spring cleaning, you may be taking the opportunity to streamline your accumulation of housewares, clothing, shoes and books. How do you decide what goes and what stays? Getting organized is all about decisions. My definition of clutter is “delayed decisions and delayed actions.” Everything you see sitting [...]

Andre

2018-02-13T08:29:05-07:00April 26th, 2017|Stories|

You may have heard Andre’s voice on the radio, but he’s not a famous DJ, he’s just a huge movie buff and likes to win free passes through weekly contests. The only thing that Andre loves more than going to the movies is working at Goodwill; he’s one of our longest standing employees. If [...]

Sarah

2018-02-13T07:55:21-07:00April 26th, 2017|Stories|

When Pat Phelan became the manager of the Harvey’s restaurant on 170th and 106 avenue in Edmonton, there was an employee working there who was in Goodwill’s Power of Work (POW) program. Pat learned through Goodwill, people with unique abilities are connected to jobs and he embraced it with enthusiasm. When Pat took over [...]

Samantha – Yes. You CAN do that!

2018-02-13T08:42:07-07:00April 26th, 2017|Stories|

Before Sam started working at Goodwill Industries of Alberta she felt like things were stacked against her. Former coworkers would often reminded Sam of what she couldn’t do and they were unable to see her talents. Last year Sam came to Goodwill’s Manning location through the Power of Work program, which supports people with [...]

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