Ellena's Story

by Seattle Goodwill, Seattle Goodwill
October 6, 2015

Ellena looks to the future with hope.

After a tragic drunk driving incident, Ellena hit rock bottom. But her awe-inspiring determination helped her find healing. Then she reached out to Goodwill and, thanks to you, we helped her find independence. 

"Goodwill believed in me when I didn't believe in myself."



  • $50 provides a store voucher for one Goodwill student to purchase clothing for a job interview. 
  • $100 provides emergency food cards for 10 Goodwill students who are struggling to feed their families.
  • $125 provides transportation costs for one Goodwill student to attend a full 8-week education cost. 

Lives are being changed because of you. 


Our mission is to provide quality, effective employment training and basic education to low-income individuals with significant barriers to economic opportunity.

Seattle Goodwill is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923. We currently operate 10 Job Training Centers, 23 retail stores and 35 donation sites in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Kitsap counties. We employ 1,800 people and follow WA State compensation laws.


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