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Behind The Scenes of The Goodwill Pop-Up

2019-08-20T15:38:40-06:00August 20th, 2019|Fashion, Featured, Good Deals, Stories|

One of my favorite things about summer is shopping up and down a bustling market strip. By bringing together artists, cooks, and farmers, summer markets are a Mecca for all things local. Even on days when nothing at the market has that “I must bring you home with me” attraction; it’s always nice to sit [...]

A Feel Good Moment – Elaine Wenger

2019-08-16T09:51:49-06:00August 16th, 2019|Employment, Events, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories, Volunteer|

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 a purpose through the power [...]

Always Shop GST-Free at Goodwill.

2019-08-15T15:54:58-06:00August 15th, 2019|Events, Featured, Good Deals, News Category Archive, Stories|

When you shop or donate at Goodwill, GOOD things happen. You create employment opportunities for those with disabilities, giving people a purpose through the power of work. You successfully divert items from the landfill giving regular household items, clothes or otherwise, a second chance at a new life, a new beginning. Finally (and here's the [...]

The Goodwill Pop-Up Shop Experience

2019-07-24T09:21:51-06:00July 24th, 2019|Fashion, Featured, Good Deals, Stories|

You are scrolling through Instagram and Goodwill posts a photo about a pop-up shop in your area. The intrigue sets in. You’ve been to the Goodwill stores before but this Goodwill Pop-Up Shop is something new, something different. Something you have never been to. Your cheeks begin to swell as your lips and mouth begin [...]

The Organizing Objective

2019-05-01T15:55:34-06:00May 1st, 2019|DIY, Fashion, Stories|

If you watched my April 11, 2019 VLOG for Goodwill Industries of Alberta (click here to view!) you were introduced to three snippets of sage suggestion to help you start your organizing journey. While getting organized is a great first step, staying organized is your ultimate objective. Understanding the WHY your home, office or life [...]

New Location. Same Donation.

2019-07-24T14:16:50-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Events, Featured, News Category Archive, Stories|

Since 2006, the Goodwill Thrift Store and Donation Centre on 169th st. in Edmonton has been a staple in the West end of the capital city. The store has relocated to 18715 Stony Plain Rd. NW and will be the largest Goodwill Thrift Store and Donation Centre in Alberta! Located just off the Anthony Henday, this [...]

The Clutter Conundrum

2019-03-28T15:29:58-06:00March 28th, 2019|DIY, Fashion, Stories|

Clut.ter | verb: to run in disorder; to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movements or reduce effectiveness. Clut.ter | noun: a crowded or confused mass or collection; things that clutter a place. Remember that one kid in school, the one who was always certain they had failed the test, only [...]

Career Connections Turns One: Celebrations and Dedications

2018-11-20T20:15:42-06:00November 9th, 2018|Employment, Events, Fundraising & Donations, Stories|

At Goodwill, we’re all about dedication — and in the case of our upcoming first anniversary celebration for Career Connections, we mean that literally! Career Connections is at the heart of Goodwill’s mission to leverage contributions from donors and shoppers to create social good. The Career Connections programs assist Albertans with disabilities in obtaining and [...]

Goodwillians Rock at IDPD Talent Show

2018-03-22T11:08:03-06:00December 5th, 2017|Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News Category Archive, Stories|

Calgary - The Goodwill Talent Show celebrating International Day for Persons with Disabilities was a great success with a total of 11 participants showcasing their talents. About 70 people cheered for the talent show performers during the one hour show that was held at the Goodwill Calgary Chinook store on November 30. The Talent Show [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Sean: I Am Able to Work

2018-03-22T10:27:49-06:00October 27th, 2017|Employment, Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

Sean Kluba is a donation attendant at the Goodwill Chinook Store and Donation Centre. Olympian and Goodwill Ambassador Cheryl Bernard talked to Sean as part of Goodwill’s I Am Able to Work campaign to mark Disability Employment Awareness Month-October. Q&A Cheryl Bernard and Sean  Sean how many years have you been working for Goodwill? 5 [...]

Carol: I Am Able to Work

2018-04-18T11:56:53-06:00October 18th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

  Calgary- Carol Rousch has been working for the Goodwill Chinook store in Calgary for more than a year. “I like saying hi to everybody in the morning and seeing all the clothes,” said Carol about working at Goodwill. Carol said she spent many years unemployed but she is glad she has a job now. [...]

Samantha Peters: I Am Able to Work

2017-12-07T13:11:51-06:00October 12th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News Category Archive, Stories|

Edmonton- Samantha Peters, 25 has been working at the Goodwill Manning store for about four years.  “It means a lot,” said Samantha regarding having a job. “I’m more confident when I socialize”, added Samantha. “I do the fitting room pretty well, I put shoes away, count items, and open fitting rooms,” said Samantha. She tried [...]