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Administrative Professionals Can Get Ahead by Gaining Skills through Goodwill

By Andrina Cason on Apr 25, 2018

Years ago with the advent of personal computers, many futurists predicted the demise of the role of administrative professionals. Today, however, more than 22 million administrative and office support professionals work in the United States1, and the profession continues to be in demand. As we […] Read more

Associate Shares Personal Connection to FREE Partnership

By Andrina Cason on Apr 17, 2018

The following story is shared by Sharon Taylor, Senior Manager of Business Development.  Goodwill is proud to have partnered with the FREE Foundation for over 10 years, providing durable medical equipment to individuals and caregivers throughout central and coastal Virginia. The Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment Endowment, known […] Read more

Goodwill Helps High School Graduate Find Long-Term Employment

By Andrina Cason on Jan 22, 2018

“Goodwill helped me set goals for myself,” said Jeremiah Mayo who, at 19, is working his first professional full-time job. His journey to success started when he walked into a Goodwill retail store in January 2017. “I got tired of working in fast food restaurants, […] Read more

Welcome Home Essentials for Military Men and Women

By Megan Wilson on Jul 17, 2017

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia has been providing jobs, training programs and other services to help men and women get back to work for more than 90 years.  Many of the people we serve are veterans like Daniel Haddock. We understand that returning home after months or years […] Read more

Thrifty Essentials for the Perfect Backyard Bash

By Megan Wilson on Jun 14, 2017

Finally! We can welcome summer with open arms and pools. We’re looking for just about any excuse to throw a backyard bash, how about you? It’s time to impress the neighbors, the in-laws, and your gal pals with a fun backyard party. You don’t have […] Read more

A Veteran’s Career Takes Off at Goodwill

By Danielle Cronin on Nov 09, 2016

A Veteran’s Career Takes Off at Goodwill U.S. Air Force vet finds career fulfillment in new role as Goodwill retail manager When 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran Daniel Haddock found himself on the job hunt last year, he never expected such a fight. Having recently […] Read more

College Is Done But Now What?

By Derby Brackett on Jul 08, 2016

The diploma came in the mail last week. The event that I had been waiting for over 17 years had come true- my son was a college graduate. I stared at the degree in awe of what he had accomplished…coupled with a slight disbelief that […] Read more

Is Goodwill a Local Non-Profit?

By Derby Brackett on Apr 21, 2016

Most everyone, when they think of Goodwill, they think about our stores. And if you ask them, they’ll tell you that Goodwill helps people. However, if you ask them who Goodwill helps, the answers often range from “people in poverty overseas”, to “people that can’t […] Read more

Beach Wedding on a Budget

By Laura Faison on Mar 08, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good wedding?  They are full of dancing, friends, beauty, love and everyone having a good time.  The same cannot be said for the wedding planning process.  Anybody who has ever planned a wedding will tell you that getting to that special […] Read more

Frugal, Fun and Fabulous Valentine’s Day – Revisited!

By Laura Faison on Feb 08, 2016

Last year we brought you a comprehensive list of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day ideas!  Rather than ditching our old ideas, we’re revisiting and updating some of our favorites for you as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches… (Originally posted February 2015, updated February 2016) Ahhh, February. That […] Read more