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

1/2 Marathon…much like life, one step at a time.

By Derby Brackett on Jan 27, 2016

If you asked me a year ago if it was possible to run 13.1 miles, I would have thought you were crazy. Today, I can actually say I am crazy. Because I did it – I ran 13.1 miles. I may have run like a […] Read more

Mardi Gras Dinner Party Made Simple

By Laura Faison on Jan 25, 2016

New Year’s Eve celebrations were sooooo three weeks ago. And it can be a bit awkward to host a Valentine’s Day party past the age of twelve (single friends, married friends, friends with kids, friends without kids – it’s just too complicated). So what’s a […] Read more

Our Favorite Snowed In Activities

By Taylor Hering on Jan 19, 2016

1. Puzzles! Even at 30 this is one of my family’s favorite actives when my Mother and Brother come to visit. We set up a table in front of the fireplace and sit for hours putting one together. 2. Audio books.  My Audible account allows […] Read more