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 [...]

Muir Lake School Donation Drive

2017-07-26T11:00:21+00:00 July 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 [...]

Summer Storm Solutions from Goodwill

2017-07-26T11:05:36+00:00 July 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… [...]

Send-off for Goodwill’s Special Olympians heading to the Alberta Summer Games

2017-07-26T11:02:47+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Events, Goodwillians/Stories, Media Releases|

Press Release & Media Availability Send-off for Goodwill’s Special Olympians heading to the Alberta Summer Games Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary - AB (July 4, 2017) – Goodwill is celebrating 20 employees and Power of Work career training participants taking part in the Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games.  Goodwillians will cheer our Special Olympics athletes in [...]

Director of Sustainability

2017-07-04T13:22:18+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Employment|

Date Posted:                           July 4, 2017 Location:                                 Alberta Capital Region Job Type:                                FT Salaried position Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.  Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want [...]

Upcycling a Metal Rolling Cart in Four Easy Steps

2017-07-13T11:34:51+00:00 June 1st, 2017|DIY, Featured, Home and Style, News|

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

2017-06-15T08:38:54+00:00 May 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

2017-06-15T08:37:25+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Stories|

by Megan BodkerHeather 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 belong [...]

Goodwill Opens Biggest Store and New Donation Centre at Calgary Beacon Heights Friday

2017-06-23T12:39:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Featured, Media Releases, News|

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 [...]

CHED’s Bruce Bowie wins community award

2017-06-23T12:39:41+00:00 May 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!

2017-07-13T11:31:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Fashion, Featured, News|

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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