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Goodwill Recognizes Mission Button Contest Winner

By Andrina Cason on Sep 26, 2017

When it comes to sketching, Goodwill retail associate Danielle Dooley prefers the classics: crayons and markers. “I’ve been drawing since I was three years old, as soon as I could pick up a pencil,” she said. Dooley put her artistic skills to use when she […] Read more

Goodwill Services Inc. Associate Overcomes Disability, Advances Career

By Andrina Cason on Sep 25, 2017

Cesar Rodriguez started to lose his hearing when he was seven years old. When he entered the workforce as an adult, he stopped wearing over-the-ear hearing aids on interviews. “I didn’t want to be discriminated. Some employers are fearful of hiring people with disabilities because […] Read more

Small Business Owner Finds Quality Employees Through Goodwill Partnership

By Andrina Cason on Sep 22, 2017

“Owning a small business is hard and finding quality employees can be a challenge,” said Helen Holmes, owner of Ms. Girlee’s Restaurant in downtown Richmond. She opened the business in 2013, naming it after her grandmother, whose personal recipes grace the restaurant’s menu. Holmes became […] Read more

Partnership Is A Win-Win for Local Businesses and Goodwill

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“My company decided to make a distinct commitment to serve the community, and when they asked me who I wanted to work with, I thought of Goodwill,” said George Harris. For 18 years, Harris has worked for Staples Business Advantage, a company that sells office […] Read more

Goodwill’s E-Recycle Store Offers High Quality Tech – And Career Inspiration

By Andrina Cason on Sep 19, 2017

How many gigabytes of memory are on your laptop? What does RAM mean? If you need the answers to those questions and more, Irvin Ingram’s the man to ask. Ingram has worked at Goodwill’s e-recycle store in Richmond for seven years. But, his pathway to […] Read more

Go Behind The Scenes On The Goodwill Works Tour

By Danielle Cronin on Sep 15, 2017

See how Goodwill empowers individuals through employment and produces economic impact throughout central and Coastal Virginia on the Goodwill Works Tour! Learn how Goodwill refurbishes, recycles or resells everything from electronics to clothing and medical equipment – keeping more than 37 million pounds from entering […] Read more

Goodwill Partners with Henrico Schools To Create Classroom Libraries

By Andrina Cason on Sep 06, 2017

When Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) wanted teachers to create their own classroom libraries for students, Sharlene Abney thought she’d have to dig into her own wallet. “Finding books is not cheap. I would go on Craigslist or go to garage sales,” said the first […] Read more