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Just Try And Stop Me: Book Launch

2019-07-04T05:39:28-06:00October 10th, 2017|Employment, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

I Am Able to Work     Sherwood Park- Mackenzie Meyer a Goodwill Sherwood Park employee tells her life story in a new book called Just Try And Stop Me.  Mackenzie, 24 wanted to share her story “to let people know what it is like to have Down Syndrome,” she explained.   The book launch [...]

How to Rock the 80s Look

2019-02-08T15:13:21-06:00October 8th, 2017|Fashion, Halloween, News Category Archive|

Goodwill Halloween Tips If you decided to go with the 80s look for Halloween you can find what you need at a Goodwill store near you. Nothing says 80s more than jean, leather, animal prints, fishnet tights, leg warmers, and finger-less gloves, so start looking through the Goodwill racks to put together your 80s outfit. [...]

Neil: I Am Able to Work

2018-04-18T12:13:07-06:00October 6th, 2017|News Category Archive, Stories|

Interview with Cheryl Bernard   Calgary-Neil Regan’s “uneventful days” have changed since he started working as a donation attendant just over a year ago at Goodwill’s Chinook store and donation Centre. Regan, 26 is one of several Calgarians Goodwill is featuring for the “I Am Able to Work” campaign. The campaign marks Disability Employment Awareness [...]

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

2018-02-14T12:26:02-06:00May 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

2018-02-13T08:29:05-06:00April 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

2018-02-13T07:55:21-06:00April 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!

2018-02-13T08:42:07-06:00April 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 [...]

Champions of Good

2018-03-22T12:15:46-06:00April 19th, 2017|Media Releases, News Category Archive|

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove and Goodwill Industries of Alberta Celebrate the Outstanding Service of Our Youth Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Bernard Goodwill Ambassador and Spokesperson, 2010 Olympic Medalist Cheryl will share her story about resiliency and what it meant to enter adulthood, eventually stepping onto the Olympic podium to the roar of [...]

Calgary Stampeders Partner with Goodwill

2018-03-22T10:41:14-06:00August 1st, 2016|News Category Archive|

The Calgary Stampeders are proud to announce wide receiver Anthony Parker’s partnership with Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Parker played collegiately for the University of Calgary Dinos where he was a two-time Canada West all-star. Drafted by the Stamps with the third overall pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, he is now in the midst of [...]