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2014
My Weight Loss Journey
My name is Amanda and I had weight loss surgery in November of 2012. One of my biggest worries was b… »»
Amanda Lund
2014
Making Memory Quilts
I have been making Memory Quilts for my family through the years. In January I told my daughters, I… »»
Ruth Swanberg
2013
Shopping for Goodwill Fashions
I remember shopping Goodwill with my grandma, aunts and mom… »»
Jess Estrada
2013
Bringing the 90s back
When our economy was going downhill back a few years ago, my family started shopping at Goodwill… »»
Sophia Som
2013
Thrifting Tips
There isn’t an exact formula for thrifting, but I have a few strategies that help me get what I want… »»
Kim Holcomb
2012
Goodwill Youth Program Volunteers at Northwest Harvest
In December 2012, members of our Youth Year-Round Program participated in a volunteer project at Nor… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Thirty-six million pounds of material kept out of landfills
What happens to a product if we can’t sell it in our stores? We try to salvage it… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Job Training at Goodwill
I get huge satisfaction from both managing our site and teaching students… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Our Mission at Work: Meet Liba
When Liba Meatchi came to Goodwill he was frustrated by… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Employee Spotlight - Gregory Necita
I have been at Goodwill for just over six years… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Volunteer of the Year: Roger Atlas
Roger Atlas was honored as Seattle Goodwill’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year for… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Volunteering at Goodwill
At Seattle Goodwill, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of helping … »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Our Mission at Work: Meet Danilo
When Danilo was just 17, he was in a car accident which left him with a neck injury… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Beating the heat in vintage swimsuits
We were honored to showcase our vintage swimsuits… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
Our South Lake Union store opens
Milestone
2012
The Green Corps program finishes its first year
In July, 2012, the Green Corps program wrapped up its inaugural year… »»
Goodwill Story
2012
The Gift of Education
Thanks to Goodwill, I’ve been able to secure deals and treasures… »»
Assunta Ng
2012
Our Mission at Work: Meet Oscar
In February 2012, Oscar made a special purchase at the Burien Goodwill store… »»
Goodwill Story
2011
Our Edmonds store opens
Milestone
2010
Our Mount Vernon store moves to current location
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2010
Our Monroe store opens
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2010
Our Everett Outlet opens
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2010
Our Mission at Work: Meet Nutjaree
For 20 years, Nutjaree worked as a cook in a well-known Thai restaurant owned by her brother in-l… »»
Goodwill Story
2009
Our Silverdale store opens
Milestone
2008
Our University District store opens
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2007
Our Shoreline store opens
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2007
Our Port Orchard store opens
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2007
Retail & Customer Service and Banking & Financial programs added
To meet the demand for job applicants with good customer service skills and basic banking and financ… »»
Milestone
2007
Our Bellevue store moves to current location
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2007
Our Mission at Work: Meet Mary Jane
“My dad had been here in Seattle for nine years and missed us so he arranged for us to come… »»
Goodwill Story
2006
Our South Everett store opens
Milestone
2006
Store Manager Israel Juarez knows the power of education
Israel Juarez's introduction to Goodwill began in Indiana. When he moved to the United States from M… »»
Goodwill Story
2004
Our Seattle Outlet opens
Milestone
2004
Our Renton store opens
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2004
Our Ballard store opens
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2002
Our Lynnwood store moves to its current location
After moving in 1986, our Lynnwood store moves to its current location in 2002.… »»
Milestone
2002
GoodwillWorks program is added
Recognizing the importance of “soft skills training” in helping students maintain employment… »»
Milestone
2001
Our Burien store opens
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2001
Our Mission at Work: Meet Dolores
Little D is the name the Shoreline Goodwill has given to little 4’8”, 75 year-old Dolores, a graduat… »»
Goodwill Story
2000
Our Marysville store opens
Milestone
1999
Goodwill opens a store in Mount Vernon
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1997
Our Bellingham store opens
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1997
Goodwill opens a store in Bellevue
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1996
Our Bremerton store opens
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1995
The first 'New Generation' Goodwill store opens in Tukwila
Seattle Goodwill opened five “New Generation” stores… »»
Milestone
1995
Digging in the Bins
I first started shopping at the Seattle Goodwill, traveling everyday across I-90 early enough to be… »»
Daryl Storey
1991
Hooked on Thrift
My mother took me to my first thrift store to buy a dress for my 8th grade graduation… »»
Tina Witherspoon
1990
Goodwill training programs expand
Seattle Goodwill spent much of the 1990s expanding… »»
Milestone
1985
The Goodwill Literacy Program begins
In 1985, a small literacy program was added… »»
Milestone
1984
Our Everett store moves to its current location
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1983
Goodwill adds computer training
In the 1980s, as computer proficiency became increasingly important, Seattle Goodwill began offer… »»
Milestone
1979
Goodwill begins offering vocational training classes
In 1979, in response to client needs, Seattle Goodwill began… »»
Milestone
1979
Goodwill's third store opens in Lynnwood
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1978
Charles Cross Talks Music, Mugs and Cheap Furniture
Goodwill's selection, and prices, widened my appreciation of music… »»
Charles Cross
1976
Goodwill opens a second store, in Everett
Milestone
1975
Goodwill's focus shifts to serve those with less visible challenges to employment
In the 1970s Seattle Goodwill shifted its focus… »»
Milestone
1966
Roller Skating to Mt. Si High School
It was May of 1966 and as celebration for turning from juniors to seniors, a few of us girls decided… »»
Mary Heileson
1965
My Nativity Scene
Christmas was coming. We were so broke. A friend and I drove down to Goodwill… »»
Joanne Morrison
1964
Alternative Service 1962-4
I worked at Seattle Goodwill 1962-4, and really appreciated the good dedicated people there. Jack… »»
Ernest Guindon
1955
Huge Help for Immigrants
My mother and father arrived here from Finland to start a new life here. Both spoke very little Engl… »»
Nina Folden
1953
Seattle store expands
Our Seattle store was expanded… »»
Milestone
1945
Seattle store rebuilt after fire
The Seattle store is destroyed… »»
Milestone
1936
Employment needs during the Great Depression
This photograph shows men and women… »»
Goodwill Story
1933
Goodwill Shoe Shop
Goodwill Story
1933
Seattle Goodwill focuses on serving those with physical and mental disabilities
As the social programs of the 1930s developed… »»
Milestone
1931
Goodwill moves to current location at 1400 South Lane Street
By 1930, the building at First Avenue and Cedar Street had become too small, and Seattle citizens… »»
Milestone
1930
Goodwill and the Great Depression
During the Great Depression, Seattle Goodwill traded work for goods such as clothing, furniture and… »»
Goodwill Story
1925
Goodwill moves to new location
In 1925, Seattle Goodwill moved to… »»
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1923
Seattle Goodwill is founded
Seattle Goodwill was founded in 1923 by a group of local business people… »»
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