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Community Building and Family Resource BBQ

2017-07-26T10:59:14-06:00July 25th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

On June 24th a team of Goodwillians volunteered and attended a BBQ at the Glenwood Community League Hall hosted by MLA Jon Carson. The aim of the BBQ was to bring community agencies together, so families can drop by and learn about the services they provide. Goodwill set up a table and had a great [...]

Muir Lake School Donation Drive

2017-07-26T11:00:21-06:00July 25th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

Students at Muir Lake School collected over 2,000 pounds of donations including some valuable sewing tables, in a two day donation drive held from June 26 to 27. “Muir Lake School was so proud to partner with Goodwill” said Janine Garley, head secretary and donation drive coordinator of Muir Lake School. “The Goodwill trailer was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cheryl Bernard Shares Resiliency Story

2018-03-22T16:35:04-06:00May 2nd, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, Stories|

In April Goodwill ambassador Cheryl Bernard had a series of presentations where she shared her story about resiliency and what it meant to step onto the Olympic podium to the roar of hundreds of thousands of fiercely proud Canadians.  All the while promoting and positioning Goodwill as our ambassador and spokesperson. She kicked things off [...]

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 [...]