Marion’s 10 Goodwill Thrifting Tips

2019-04-09T13:06:54-06:00September 20th, 2018|Fashion, Featured, Home and Style|

Hi, I’m Marion and I’ve loved thrifting since I was 10 years old and moving here to Calgary was really great for this (we don’t have so many second-hand shops in France, especially in Aix en Provence – most of them are ”vintage shops”). So when Goodwill Alberta proposed I do an Instagram Takeover [...]

End of Season Sale, September 1-3rd. How To Keep Enjoying Summer

2018-08-27T07:49:15-06:00August 27th, 2018|Events, Featured|

Our End of Season Sale runs from September 1-3rd at all Goodwill locations in Alberta!  Summer isn’t over yet, but the mornings are starting to get a bit cooler and the kids go back to school soon. So we’re gearing up for autumn at Goodwill. This long weekend (September 1-3) we’re excited to be running [...]

How To Outfit Your Dorm Room Like A Pro

2018-08-12T17:54:39-06:00August 10th, 2018|DIY, Featured, Home and Style|

The new semester is coming closer and the shopping list for furnishing your new student digs is growing longer and longer. The biggest problem? Being a student means being on a tight budget! You can’t afford to blow your student loan outfitting your new apartment when you also have that long reading list to pay [...]

A Very Special Day for You Can Ride 2

2018-08-12T17:56:30-06:00June 15th, 2018|News Category Archive|

A very special day for You Can Ride 2,  a program designed to ensure that ALL children with disabilities can enjoy the freedom and independence of riding a bike! We are pleased to announce that we are the very grateful recipients of a generous grant received from the Telus Community Foundation, totaling $15,000.00! 100% of [...]

What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Found in a Thrift Store in Edmonton?

2018-06-23T18:54:36-06:00June 15th, 2018|Featured, Good Deals, News Category Archive|

Some people think thrift stores are just another place like flea markets and yard sales to find someone else’s junk. While it’s true that a thrift store is home for things that others no longer want, you can find some amazing treasures in a thrift store in Edmonton. Here are some of the coolest finds [...]

7 Awesome Cleaning Blogs to Maximize Your Spring Cleaning & Donations

2019-07-04T05:40:53-06:00May 29th, 2018|DIY, Events, Fashion, Get Involved, Home and Style|

Finally, it’s spring! Time to do your spring cleaning and reduce the clutter accumulated over the long winter. Now is the best time to donate your gently used clothing and household goods to your neighborhood Goodwill store. In the spirit of the deep cleaning most people try to do every spring, here are 7 of [...]

Spring Cleaning for Your City!

2018-05-16T14:02:16-06:00May 16th, 2018|Events, Featured, News Category Archive, Volunteer|

It’s that time of year when we spring clean the city to make our community clean, safe, and attractive for the summer. Goodwill is hosting this effort in conjunction with City Cleanup, a litter reduction program in municipalities around Alberta. Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Goodwill Stores in Calgary, [...]

11 Reasons To Join The #GOODWILLCHALLENGE

2018-04-19T11:54:36-06:00April 19th, 2018|Events, Fashion, Featured, Fundraising & Donations, Get Involved, Home and Style, News Category Archive|

Spring is the season for new beginnings, for transition, for rejuvenation. Mentally, there is something that happens to us as the weather gets warmer and we shirk off the baggage of winter. In a practical sense, that can be putting the snow boots away and bringing out the flip flops. For many, it means spring [...]

Are Your Old Clothes Someone’s Bright Future?

2018-04-11T11:12:09-06:00March 28th, 2018|Fashion, Fundraising & Donations, Get Involved|

What do you do with your family’s old, outgrown clothes or those they don’t wear anymore? Have you considered donating them to Goodwill Alberta? You’ll find many good reasons to donate. In particular, this post will show you how your old clothes are someone’s bright future. Here are two ways your old clothes can change [...]

5 Reasons Every Fashion Lover Needs to Go Thrift Shopping

2018-03-23T15:08:13-06:00March 9th, 2018|Fashion, Good Deals|

If you’ve never been thrifting, you’re missing out on some amazing finds at rock-bottom prices. What you may not know is that people from all walks of life donate clothes and household items to thrift stores—including wealthy individuals with expensive, designer clothing and other goods. You can wear almost-new, designer brand-name label clothing for a [...]

Participants Needed!

2018-03-22T11:53:57-06:00February 14th, 2018|News Category Archive, Volunteer|

Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose. Goodwill is a social enterprise, providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives through meaningful employment. Our purpose is to make a difference together, with dignity and joy. Through our volunteer programs, we aim to provide Albertans with the opportunity to make a difference not [...]

Goodwill Ambassador Cheryl Bernard “Rocks”!

2018-03-22T11:46:59-06:00January 10th, 2018|Get Involved, Media Releases, News Category Archive|

Talented Albertan named to 2018 Olympic curling team Edmonton, Alberta – (Jan 9, 2018) Goodwill is proud to congratulate Cheryl Bernard, Goodwill ambassador, on her exciting appointment to the Rachel Homan curling team for the 2018 Olympics. “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Cheryl for three years, and her passion for giving back to [...]

Become a Volunteer Board Member at Goodwill!

2018-02-21T09:22:41-06:00January 3rd, 2018|Get Involved, News Category Archive, Volunteer|

UPDATE: To everyone who applied for our board member role, thank you! We are no longer accepting applications at this time (Feb. 21st, 2018). Get involved! Make a difference to those who are facing barriers to employment. Goodwill Industries of Alberta (Goodwill) is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members. This is a great opportunity to be [...]