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Goodwill’s Power of Work Grande Prairie Wins Premier’s Council Award of Excellence in Employment

2018-07-19T15:28:33-06:00December 2nd, 2017|Employment, Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Grande Prairie (Dec 1, 2017) – Goodwill’s Power of Work Grande Prairie is honored to receive the Premier’s Council Award of Excellence in Employment from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. “It’s very special for our team to be recognized by the Premier’s Council because it means bringing awareness to Grande [...]

Goodwill Calgary Talent Show Nov 30

2018-05-08T10:43:24-06:00November 26th, 2017|Events, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Calgary - Goodwill employees will showcase their talents at the Goodwill talent show marking International Day for Persons with Disabilities, November 30 at the Goodwill Chinook store at 10:30 am. The talent show is sponsored by the Alberta Government and the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Talent show includes musical performances, [...]

Meet the Employees at the New Goodwill on Whyte

2018-03-23T15:34:39-06:00November 19th, 2017|Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive|

Edmonton – Giselle Zacharuk, 23 got her first job at the new Goodwill Whyte Avenue store and donation centre which opens on November 25. “I’m excited about the store opening and I can’t wait to see what it looks like from the inside,” said Giselle. “It means being finally independent and paying my bills,” said [...]

Goodwill on Whyte Now Open

2018-03-22T10:29:23-06:00November 8th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive|

Edmonton –  Goodwill on Whyte is open to shoppers. Goodwill opened its new store & donation centre on Whyte Avenue in a great location at 10110 Whyte Ave on November 25. The new store replaced the Goodwill store and Donation Centre in Old Strathcona at 7808 Gateway Blvd which closed down on November 22. “Our [...]

Goodwill Southside Store and Donation Centre Relocating to New and Largest Goodwill Store in Alberta at South Park on Dec 14

2018-03-23T15:43:26-06:00November 8th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Edmonton – Goodwill is opening its largest store and donation centre in Alberta at Edmonton South Park: 3803 Calgary Trail on Dec 14. The new 16,000 sq ft store at South Park will replace our current Southside location. Our Southside store at 8759 - 51 Avenue is closing on November 28th. New South Park [...]

Brian’s Dream job at the Arena: “I Am Able to Work”

2018-02-13T07:59:21-07:00September 29th, 2017|Employment, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Q & A with Cheryl Bernard Edmonton- Brian Harrison, 24 says his position as a kitchen steward at Rogers Place is his “dream job.”  Brian, a huge Oilers fan got his job through Goodwill’s career development program for Edmontonians with disabilities-Power of Work.  Brian is one of several Edmontonians Goodwill is featuring for the “I [...]

Grande Prairie Couple go on ‘Goodwill Date Night’

2017-08-22T11:41:39-06:00August 21st, 2017|Fashion, Featured, News Category Archive|

Grande Prairie - Lea Patterson came across a story posted on Facebook about a US couple who bought unconventional outfits for less than $10 each from a Goodwill store and then went on a ‘Goodwill date night’. Patterson instantly tagged her husband Marvin Castillo suggesting going on their own Goodwill date night in Grande Prairie. [...]

Childhood Classics Revisited at Goodwill

2018-03-22T11:43:53-06:00August 16th, 2017|DIY, Featured|

When nostalgia starts to sneak in, it can be hard to resist the pull. We all look for ways to relive our favorite moments from the good ol’ days, but often feel guilty when relics simply hang around and take up space. The great news is, you don’t have to hold back when you’re strolling [...]

Back to School Scores for Every Crowd

2017-08-10T09:37:13-06:00August 10th, 2017|Fashion, Featured|

As you surely remember, schools – especially high schools – are known for their cliques. During their pre-teen and teen years, kids are constantly exploring different facets of themselves trying on different personas to see what feels right (Am I a jock? An artist? A member of band? Some unique combination of all of those?). [...]

Five Back-to-School Fashion Trends

2018-03-23T15:08:29-06:00July 25th, 2017|Fashion, Featured|

One of the hottest summers on record is drawing to a close, and while there are still plenty of warm-weather activities to fuel our fun, it’s also time to start thinking about back-to-school and fall fashions. Top fashion designers are pulling inspiration from a wide range of decades this fall, including the grungy 90s and [...]

DIY Fruit Stamped Décor / Fashion

2018-02-13T08:03:10-07:00July 25th, 2017|DIY, Featured, Home and Style|

 What you need: Shirt, tea cloth, curtains Any citrus fruit Paint brush Paint   Steps: Cut the fruit Paint each half with your color of choice Press the painted fruit onto your fabric Let dry Enjoy! When life gives you lemons you DIY!                         [...]

Summer Storm Solutions from Goodwill

2017-07-26T11:05:36-06:00July 25th, 2017|DIY, Featured, Home and Style|

I love the drama of a summer storm—the thrill of thunder and ever-exciting lightning add interest to dreary weather. But after a few rainy days in a row, it’s easy to feel like storms are cramping summer style. Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you! Here are four ideas for summer storm solutions… [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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