Carol: I Am Able to Work

2017-10-18T18:56:46+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News, 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

2017-10-12T13:55:20+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Goodwillians/Stories, News, 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 [...]

Just Try And Stop Me: Book Launch

2017-10-11T16:51:47+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Employment, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News, 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 [...]

Neil: I Am Able to Work

2017-10-06T19:14:14+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News, 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 [...]

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

2017-10-06T14:33:29+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Employment, Featured, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases, News, 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 [...]

Rohit & Goodwill Partnership

2017-09-08T13:10:08+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Events, Featured, Get Involved, Media Releases, News|

We are Better Together: YAYbourhood and Goodwill Donation Drive and Block Party at Glenridding Heights Sept. 30th  Mark your calendar for a clothing drive and a spectacular block party in the southwest community of Glenridding Heights. Rohit Group of Companies is partnering with Goodwill for Rohit’s YAYbourhood initiative which aims to “spread the joy throughout [...]

Goodwill at the Annual Grove Cruise!

2017-08-22T10:26:22+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Media Releases, News, Stories|

Spruce Grove - Goodwill took part in the annual Grove Cruise, a summer festival for car lovers from August 18 through 20 - in partnership with RE/MAX Real Estate Spruce Grove. Goodwill participated in the Amazing Cruise event which included a pit stop at the Goodwill in Spruce Grove. Drivers of the beautiful participating cars and [...]

Grande Prairie Couple go on ‘Goodwill Date Night’

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

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

2017-08-16T15:28:34+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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 You Can Find at Thrift Stores

2017-07-26T10:57:08+00:00 July 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

2017-07-26T10:58:10+00:00 July 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!                         [...]

Community Building and Family Resource BBQ

2017-07-26T10:59:14+00:00 July 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 [...]

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