Goodwill Volunteers at Work in 2012

by Ingrid Hartsock, Seattle Goodwill
January 18, 2013

This past year, hundreds of Goodwill volunteers made a significant impact on our mission to provide quality employment training and basic education by donating nearly 6,500 hours at 15 of our 22 Goodwill locations.

Vintage FashionVintage Fashion volunteers showcased Goodwill's century-old Vintage Fashion Collection at 13 regional shows in 2012.  Unconventional venues like a college campus, a steamboat and a construction site made for interesting runways!

Glitter Gala event volunteers sparkled as they placed 2,011 items on tables in the Grand Ballroom, and the volunteer models rocked 442 garments and accessories from Goodwill stores down the runway.  The event was a smashing success, raising over $300,000!

Day of Caring volunteers from Nordstrom helped to set up the Glitter Sale by hanging, pricing and sorting $108,000 in merchandise before the event.  The 248 Glitter Sale volunteers helped to raise $222,000 during the weekend event!

Day of Caring volunteers

The Goodwill Board of Directors and several special initiative committee members donated 511 hours in 2012 to help guide Goodwill's mission.

Volunteers at 10 job training centers assisted instructors, tutored students, and participated in career panels and mock interviews.  These volunteers shared valuable skills in math, English as a Second Language, writing, computers and more!

Looking for a resolution that will stick in 2013?  Resolve to make a difference in someone's life, and volunteer at Goodwill!  You will be inspired by our dedicated students and passionate employees, and you'll come away knowing that jobs really do change lives.



Ingrid Lewison is the Volunteer Resource Coordinator at Seattle Goodwill, which means she gets to spend her days working with Goodwill’s awesome volunteers and the Development team to strengthen community partnerships. She lives in Ballard with her husband, Chewy (woof!) and Napkins (meow!), and spends her free time seeing live music as much as possible.

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