Donate now at even more locations!

by Lauren Robinson, Seattle Goodwill
August 6, 2012

The end of the summer is a busy time for donating, with many getting ready to go back to school by cleaning out their closets and making room for fall clothes.  We want to make dropping of your used items as easy as possible for you, so we have opened five new donation sites in the past few months, not including the donation drop-off box in our new South Lake Union store!

Our Newest Sites

Downtown Ballard

Martha Lake



West Seattle

When you donate to Goodwill, you know your used goods are going to a good cause.  Proceeds from the sale of your items helps support our free job training and education programs, which are offered at no cost to those in need in the community.

So please think of Goodwill as you clean out your closets – with thirty-seven places to donate (including our stores), there is sure to be a donation site close to you!

Donation attendant Merlyn Lorenzo.

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The grand opening of our South Lake Union store!

by Lauren Robinson, Seattle Goodwill
August 2, 2012

Last Thursday our twenty-second store opened in South Lake Union, bringing out the sun and drawing a big crowd.  Our newest store, which also accepts donations of clothing and small items, is stocked with stylish outfits for men and women, household décor items, and trendy accessories.

South Lake Union

South Lake Union's Chamber of Commerce Director Jodie King helped cut the ribbon with store manager Carlie Kennedy, Seattle Goodwill President & CEO Ken Colling, and South Lake Union store employees.

South Lake Union

The line wrapped around the corner, and our free Top Pot donuts went fast!

South Lake Union

The store was full of activity through-out opening day, filled with happy shoppers and busy employees.  But no one was more tired than Winston...

Tired dog   

We had a great opening day and weekend, and we are thrilled to be a part of the South Lake Union neighborhood.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our new store, and if you haven't had a chance to stop by yet, be sure to visit us soon!

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Our South Lake Union store opens tomorrow!

by Lauren Robinson, Seattle Goodwill
July 25, 2012

Join us tomorrow for the grand opening of our new store in South Lake Union!  Doors open at 10:00 a.m., and we will have Top Pot donuts for the first 250 in line, as well as a giveaway throughout the weekend.  Plus, check in at our South Lake Union store on Foursquare tomorrow through Sunday and be automatically entered to win a $200 Goodwill gift card!

Take a look inside our new store, and then come see it in person at our grand opening tomorrow!

South Lake Union store

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The Green Corps program finishes its first year

by Lauren Robinson, Seattle Goodwill
July 24, 2012

Our Seattle Job Training & Education Center recently held a graduation, participation and completion ceremony for our students, celebrating their successes in the classroom.  Among the students honored were nine members of our Green Corps program, which just wrapped up its inaugural year.

The Green Corps Program was created in partnership with Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation to teach young adults who have not completed high school skills in the classroom as well as skills in park restoration, trail work and clean-up.

Green Corps

(pictured at right: Rakia Rawlins, Candace Chasey, John Davis, Jarmaud Scott, Michaela Lovelady, Teaya Smith, Saroeut Ouk)

The Green Corps members have been working hard for nine months, preparing for their GEDs in the classroom as well as cleaning and restoring Seattle-area parks. Having completed the program, these nine Corps members have come away with a deep sense of responsibility, personal goals, self-confidence, and lasting bonds of friendship and support. “Before this program I was struggling with becoming a mother at 14 years-old,” said Rakia Rawlins. “The Green Corps provided an opportunity for me to grow and has changed my life for the better.”

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Sneak peek of our new South Lake Union store

by Lauren Robinson, Seattle Goodwill
July 20, 2012

Our South Lake Union store is opening in less than a week!  Take a look at some of the great merchandise that will be for sale in our new boutique.

Dooney & Bourke bag

A gorgeous leather Dooney & Bourke bag.


Kate Spade sunglasses

Kate Spade sunglasses perfect for the summer.


Dolce & Gabbana men's shoes

Stylish, like-new leather Dolce & Gabbana men's shoes.


Tory Burch shoes

Fabulous neon green leather flats from Tory Burch.



A stylish BCBGMAXAZRIA bag.


Jeffrey Campbell shoes

Funky olive Jeffrey Campbell heels.



A bright, summery BCBGMAXAZRIA belt.


Dolce & Gabbana shoes

Classic Dolce & Gabbana shoes.

Be sure to stop by our South Lake Union store for our grand opening celebration July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.!  You could snag one of these items plus tons more!

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