The Good Live

Goodwill Re-Entry Services Provides Second Chances After Incarceration

By Andrina Cason on Feb 19, 2018

Nathaniel Winston said he knew he had a steep hill to climb, trying to find a job after spending more than 30 years in prison. “Once I was released, I wasn’t sitting around waiting for someone to give me a job,” he said. He anticipated […] Read more

Virginia Goodwills Visit Capitol Hill

By Andrina Cason on Feb 14, 2018

Leaders from Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia joined other Goodwill organizations from Virginia to visit with government leaders and state legislators on Feb. 8. Six Goodwills form the Virginia Goodwill Network (VGN), which collectively helped more than 6,100 individuals facing employment challenges to secure […] Read more

Goodwill’s Vocational Services Helps Store Associate and Her Caregiver

By Andrina Cason on

She works only 20 minutes away from the Virginia Beach oceanfront, but Goodwill associate Anne Marie Schleeper prefers swimming in pools rather than in the Atlantic. “I like the shallow part so I can stand up,” she said. Schleeper is the third-longest serving associate at […] Read more

Goodwill Celebrates Inaugural Graduates from Electrical Credential Program

By Andrina Cason on Feb 12, 2018

Representatives from Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) recently celebrated the six graduates of the inaugural “WIRED for Success” electrical training program. The students completed the four-month program on Jan. 22 and received National Center for Construction Education & […] Read more

Job Seekers Use Skills from Goodwill During Huge Hampton Job Fair

By Andrina Cason on Feb 07, 2018

More than 2,300 people in search of employment met with hiring managers from 100 employers at the “Hampton Get Hired & Resource Fair” on February 6. Many of those candidates sharpened their job search skills in advance by attending workshops with Goodwill. Goodwill was a […] Read more

Goodwill Associate Details Her 27 Years of Service to the Organization

By Andrina Cason on Feb 02, 2018

Edith Schinkel is the senior salvage manager at Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. She is among the top 10 longest-serving associates at the organization, giving 27 years of commitment and dedication to the non-profit. Here’s more on Edith’s journey to Goodwill, how her job […] Read more

Goodwill Receives Couture Dresses from Virginia Beach Bridal Store

By Andrina Cason on Feb 01, 2018

“Some people cannot afford a big wedding, so donating dresses is something I can do for my community,” said Alexandra Fleear, owner of Ava Clara Couture Bridal in Virginia Beach. 40 brides-to-be were able to find their dream wedding dress at local Goodwill stores, thanks […] Read more