December 21, 2016
Raul worked at a bank for more than 30 years before retiring. In need of extra money for retirement and wanting to work in another industry other than finance, Raul sought out Goodwill’s free Job Training and Education Programs after a recommendation from his wife. Raul completed Goodwill’s Cashiering and Customer Service Program last year, and is taking Microsoft Word and Excel courses. He landed a job working for Highline Public Schools and is confident his added skillsets will benefit his job future.
“I have more opportunity to get a job. I am learning new things here at Goodwill. All of them, every class I attended I need for applying for another job, so every single class has been good. Whenever I had a job interview, I would go here first and get their input. They are always open and willing to help people like me. That’s why I am so happy we have this. All I can say is I am blessed and happy to be part of Goodwill.” – Raul
When Theresa began shopping at Goodwill, she loved everything the store had to offer. She knew Goodwill had a mission, but she didn’t know what that mission was. It wasn’t until she attended the Glitter Sale and decided to volunteer that she discovered how Goodwill impacts so many lives through its Job Training and Education Programs. Theresa has become a staple in Goodwill’s volunteer fabric, and has donated upward of 100 hours working the Design Challenge, Glitter Gala, Glitter Sale and acting as a Goodwill Ambassador. She’s found numerous ways to utilize her clothing design background as a volunteer.
“I went to the University of Washington and five days after I graduated I got hit by a drunk driver, declared dead. I was your basic, normal person. I was really hurt. I was in a wheelchair for a long time. I got some nice beauty marks from it, and my face really got messed up. I remember people; I would go in places. I was younger one time and my parents took me into this place and one lady left. She said, ‘I can’t even look at somebody like her.’ People talked to me like I was developmentally delayed. It just kind of brought this thing out in me where, if you don’t like how I look now, guess what? It really gave me this whole strength to look different. Over the years, I look normal again. But it really gave me this desire, comfort to look different. So when I was a lawyer, I was in the Madonna phase and wore white little gloves and I thought it was so fun when the people couldn’t figure out who the lawyer was. They didn’t know if I was the defendant or the client. It’s always been a fun thing for me dressing up and a way to express myself. Nothing super outlandish, but I also enjoy making things.”
“One of the things I like about (volunteering at Goodwill) so much is that you know what you are supposed to do. I always say this, ‘If you volunteer with Goodwill, you always know when you are supposed to be there, you know when you get to leave, and you don’t stand around there and say, ‘what am I supposed to do?’ It’s my time and the fact, it’s not like community service and you’re on parole or something. This is you actually doing something. You don’t feel like you’re wasting your time. Some volunteer things, God bless the people who stand out there and hand out cookies, but it’s not that. You’re really doing something. I appreciate that. Its super well organized. You always get something nice. You get a T-Shirt or something to eat, you get a break and you don’t have to feel like, ‘Oh, I’m volunteering and now I’m stuck here for four hours.’ It’s very well organized, and I really like that. You see a tangible result. Whether it be sorting jewelry, untangling chains, you eventually see the result of that. A lot of times when you do things that’s monetary, you don’t really see the result.” - Theresa Olson
Keeping a promise to her late father-in-law that she would take care of her mother-in-law who suffered from dementia, Jackie was out of work for two years while she upheld that commitment. Jackie wanted to return to work after her mother-in-law’s passing, but she had never earned her high school diploma. She’d always been referred into her jobs. This time, though, she wanted her diploma while job hunting. Jackie was introduced to Goodwill’s job training and education programs, recently earned her High School 21+ diploma and is now taking Microsoft Word and Excel courses through Goodwill that she’s confident will help her land the job she’s looking for.
“Investigating and looking for jobs, it’s a big deal now (to have a diploma). I used to be able to check that box, show my resume and prove myself and nobody had to know that I didn’t finish high school, because my resume spoke for itself. You can’t do that now with all the competition, but that’s OK. I feel really good about it. It was just like one of those things off the bucket list. I came in here for the pretest, and the ball just started rolling. They took care of me, and said, ‘You know, the 21+ program would be best for you.’ I got to spend more time here in the GED class, and that was great. I just love how nice everybody is. It’s just wonderful.” – Jackie
Yibarek is a man of many skills and talents. In his home country of Ethiopia, he worked in computer hardware engineering, owned a sign-making advertising business, managed a spice company, and is an outstanding handyman. But Yibarek left most of that behind when he moved to Seattle in 2011 after marrying his wife who lived in America. The transition was difficult at first, but Yibarek was referred to Seattle Goodwill from an old college director he knew from Ethiopia, and once Yibarek came to Goodwill he began making strong connections with Job Training and Education staff. He took Microsoft Word and Excel classes and was able to display his many other skills, which led to a job working in Goodwill’s Online Department. Now Yibarek daily utilizes his handyman abilities, caring for Seattle Goodwill’s store locations as a maintenance worker. He takes great pride in working for Goodwill, has won an employee of the year award and even spent three weeks of his personal time crafting a sign for the 33rd Annual Glitter Sale.
“This is my second home, you know. My first home is my daughters and my wife. Coming here was a big transition. When I come here, I tell myself, ‘Yibarek, when you come to America, you have to start from scratch. Don’t think your ability, don’t think your property, don’t think your country’s thing.’ Nine thousand seven hundred people this year (Goodwill) helped. That makes me glad, you know. This is a good job. It’s all by donation. We work very hard in maintenance. I like Goodwill, and I’m learning. Every day I’m learning until I die.” -YibarekAdd a Comment | Comments (0)
December 20, 2016
Nothing pairs with cold weather and the twinkle of Christmas lights like a hot beverage. Whether you’re into mulled wine, hot cocoa, spiced cider—it all just adds a little something to the holiday season. Earlier in our Holiday #GoodwillDIY series we showed you how to make some festive mugs to serve it in—now here is my personal homemade peppermint hot cocoa recipe and slow cooker cranberry apple cider.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
This year, to accommodate some dairy-free guests, I made my cocoa with a base of unsweetened almond milk—and it was delicious. You can try it with other milk substitutes, too—or just regular dairy milk—but whatever you choose, I recommend getting something unsweetened. You’ll be adding plenty of sweetness.
10 oz. Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp. Peppermint Extract
2-4 Tbsp. Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
½ Gallon Milk or Milk Substitute
- Start by putting the milk in a pot over low heat—you want to heat it slowly to avoid burning, or a filmy layer at the top. The milk will likely take longer to heat than making the chocolate mixture to go in it will, so start the milk about 10-15 minutes before you start the steps below.
- Add the chocolate chips to the double boiler, and occasionally stir/scrape the bottom and edges as it melts. If you don’t own a double boiler, you can DIY one using a pot and a metal or glass bowl. (These items are easy to come by at Goodwill!).
- Once the chocolate is completely melted, add the extracts—stirring each time you add some.
- Add the cocoa powder as needed to absorb some of the extra liquid you added to the melted chocolate—add enough so there’s no liquid gathering at the edges of the bowl, but not so much that it starts to get clumpy.
- Remove the bowl from the double boiler, and pour the melted chocolate mixture into the milk—use a whisk to mix it well!
Once the ingredients are well-incorporated, it’s ready to serve—top it with marshmallows and a candy cane! (Or, if you want to make it an adult beverage—add a shot of Peppermint Schnapps or Peppermint Vodka.)
Slow Cooker Cranberry Cider
1.5 Liters Apple Cider
½ Liter Cranberry Juice (unsweetened)
2 Cups Orange Juice (Pulp-free, unsweetened)
3-5 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Tbsp. Whole Cloves
½ Cup Sugar (I like to use raw sugar for its molasses-like flavor!)
Cranberries/Orange Slices to Garnish
With the exception of the garnish, throw it all into the slow cooker on low heat for 3-4 hours. It’s that easy. Once it’s hot, you might want to throw the garnishes in the slow cooker so they’re not cold when you serve them with a hot beverage! (Want to make it an adult beverage? Add a shot of bourbon to the mug before adding the cider.)
Enjoy either of these recipes with friends and family—indoors or out!Add a Comment | Comments (0)
December 18, 2016
Next weekend, the end-of-year holidays will be in full swing. Saturday is Christmas Eve, and the first night of Hanukkah, Sunday is Christmas—and the following weekend is the end of Hanukkah, and we’ll say goodbye to 2016, and ring in 2017.
One of the reasons I love this DIY project is that it’s totally adaptable to whatever you’re celebrating over the next few weeks—or anytime. You can simply swap out bauble colors to match your interior décor, choose a different word or phrase to highlight, or change the contents of the shadowbox entirely for a different season or holiday. That’s one of the cool things about DIY projects—you can make it completely yours.For this project, I started with a small shadowbox frame, some silver, white, and red baubles (that fit within the depth of the frame) that I found at Goodwill, some silver glitter spray paint, white acrylic paint, some paint brushes, and I chose to reuse the lights from last year’s DIY String Light Ornaments.
Step One: Glitter
I started with a light coat of glitter spray paint on the inside of the glass on the shadowbox frame—and then gave it an hour or so to dry completely.
Step Two: Letter
If you want the paint to be on the inside of the glass like I did, you need to paint it on backwards. The easiest way to do this is to write it out forward on a piece of thin paper, outline it with a marker that soaks through the paper, then color it in on the backside of the paper. Place the shadowbox on top of the back side of the paper, and paint over your “stencil.” Paint thin, let it dry, and then paint again—repeat this until you have smooth edges, and opaque paint.Step Three: Baubles
After a little trial and error, I realized the baubles needed to go in before the lights. Not only did that allow a little extra give when closing the frame, but it helped the lettering pop a bit more with the shadows and backlighting.
Step Four: Lights
Fill as much of the rest of the shadowbox with lights—this is totally optional—but I thought it added a nice touch, and it brings a little light to the living room in an otherwise dark time of the year.
Step Five: Close The Shadowbox
The final step is to close the shadowbox. If the back of your frame doesn’t quite fit like mine, use a little hot glue to firmly attach the back.
In this whole process, the lettering was the most challenging and time-consuming. If you’d prefer, you can do the same thing by choosing a font you like, and printing your word in the size you want it, rather than hand-lettering. All in all, this project took about 30 minutes (excluding time spent waiting for paint to dry), and adds brightness and “joy” to the room!
Add a Comment | Comments (0)
December 16, 2016
Women’s handbags have underwent quite the transformation during the past 200 years. While today perhaps the purse is utilized as a fashion statement as much as it is for practical use, the reason for having a bag in tow has never wavered. Its instrumental purpose is carrying important items to and from.
Bags have been utilized for centuries, obviously, but the true evolution of today’s purse derives from the 18th century when women’s clothing transformed, thus producing the reticule—the first real handbag.
Reticules were made from various fabrics and hung from chords or chains. The 19th Century Industrial Revolution spawned new materials such as papier-mache, iron and polished steel. Those were used to craft new designs, and soon bags were developed for the modern traveler.
The most influential factor in developing today’s common handbag was women’s expanding roles. With society adapting and more women gaining workplace roles, women became more mobile and needed their handbags for practical needs.
Eventually, all sorts of bags were created for various needs. Leather bags were made for office use, more practical plastic bags were made for casual usage and elegant bags and clutches were designed for evening occasions.
The importance of branding emerged during the 20th Century, and with it came the rise of well-known designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel and Versace to name a few.
Quality designer bags are made to last a long time and are an investment, and shopping Seattle Goodwill online or at our eBay store presents a more affordable alternative for those either looking to make a fashion statement or get plenty of use out of a quality bag.
Plus, when you shop online at Goodwill, you’re helping us create jobs for others by providing funding for our free Job Training and Education Programs.
Coach is one of the most common designer bag brands. Here are some tips from Goodwill Online Auctions Lister Jamie Havins on how to decipher a real from a fake:
- Stitching: Probably the No. 1 indictor of a fake bag is the intricacy—or lack thereof—in the stitching. If you’re buying a quality product, you should expect some quality effort put into it. Look for many small stitches completed in a clean, straight manner. If the material buckles along the stitching, that’s a red flag.
- Signature pattern: Coach bags are notorious for their signature ‘C’ patterning, but one hallmark of the brand is if the patterning is on the exterior, there won’t be any on the interior lining. Many creators of faux bags think, ‘More Cs the better,’ and will plaster the Coach insignia all over the bag.
- Check the creed: Coach bags have a stamp on the inside of them called a creed. If the creed is not stamped in very deep, there’s a good chance it’s a fake. Also, if you type in the last four digits after the hyphen on creed, a real purse should pop up online. In real coach creeds, the letters are in all CAPS.
*History of bags obtained from Tassen Museum of Bags and PursesAdd a Comment | Comments (0)
December 11, 2016
If you’ve been following along with our DIY projects, you’re probably familiar with our love for spray paint. Why do we love it so? It’s versatile—it comes in a variety of colors, textures, and types that work on nearly every surface type. You can refinish furniture, dress up photo frames—or turn ordinary white coffee mugs into a festive addition to your holiday party, or gift for a friend!
We found three mis-matched—but all white—coffee mugs at our Flagship store on Dearborn, grabbed a can of gold all-surfaces Krylon spray paint, a roll of Frogtape, and a food-safe spray-on sealant to make three different gold-accented mugs.
Step One: Clean
Always start a project that involves spray paint by thoroughly cleaning and drying the surface you’re about to paint. (We recommend cleaning everything you purchase in our stores before use!)
Step Two: Tape
Next, use the frog tape to cover the areas of the mug you want to stay white. You can see in the photo that we have two mugs with a white rim, and one with a gold one—after completing this project, we realized the ones that had the white rim looked a little better.
Step Three: Paint
Once you have your pattern taped down, in a well-ventilated area and with a ground covering, coat the whole mug in a thin layer of paint. Let it dry, then repeat. You might need to do this 3-4 times.
Step Four: Seal
Once the paint is completely dry to the touch, add a layer or two of sealant. This will allow you to wash the mug, and make it safer to drink from—and less likely to rub off on hands, clothes, or furniture.
Step Five: Peel
Gently peel the Frogtape off of the mug. It should leave crisp lines, with no leakage under the tape.
Step Six: Seal Again
Now that you’ve exposed the edges of your paint job, spray on an extra layer of sealant.
Let the mugs dry (and air out) for a day or two before washing and using.
Stay tuned for a blog with some festive beverage recipes that will fill your gold-accented mugs!Add a Comment | Comments (0)
CONNECT WITH US
SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL
- Upcoming Events: Fall 2017
- Goodwill Faces: Mitzi, Sucelly, Bianca, Matthew
- Summer DIY with Gary: Barrel Table & File Cabinet Raised Plant Bed
- Summer DIY with Gary: Beachcomber & Adult Beverage Table
- Career Resources (11)
- Cleaning & Organizing (18)
- Community & Partners (112)
- DIY Tips & Tricks (66)
- Donate (60)
- Fashion (121)
- Get Involved (22)
- Glitter Gala (18)
- Glitter Sale (84)
- Goodwill Faces (43)
- Halloween (24)
- Holidays (76)
- Job Training & Education (62)
- Sales, Events, Contests & Giveaways (164)
- Shop (247)
- Sustainability (33)
- Thrifty Kitchen (13)
- Vintage (8)
- Youth Programs (12)
- September 2017 (1)
- August 2017 (4)
- July 2017 (1)
- June 2017 (5)
- May 2017 (2)
- April 2017 (6)
- March 2017 (3)
- An alternative to buying new or renting expensive winter sports gear
- Daddy Daughter Dance for Monroe inmates made possible with Seattle Goodwill’s help
- Ten Tips for Cosplay at ECCC + Giveaway
- Breaking Barriers: Our Annual Report is out!
- Collecting cars: How to spot collectible Hot Wheels and Matchbox
- Goodwill Faces: Alison, Joe and Sam, Sherion & Ta'Vion
- Get Free Tax Preparation Help at Goodwill
- How to spot vintage Barbies and G.I. Joes
- Find a gift in our Valentine’s Day Online Sale
- An easy solution for computer disposal
- Understanding art: A matter of perspective
- How 140 Characters Benefited Goodwill
- Top comic books through the ages
- 5 New Year Resolutions Goodwill can help you keep
- Video game consoles come full circle
- Ten Tips for End-of-Year Donations
- The guitar: Seattle music culture's iconic instrument
- DIY: Homemade Menorahs
- Goodwill Faces: New Beginnings
- Thrifty Kitchen: Homemade Holiday Hot Beverages
- DIY: Holiday Shadowbox Décor
- Designer bags: From practical use to fashion statement
- DIY: Gold Accent Mugs
- Uncoding the value of trading cards
- DIY: Glittered Mason Jar Candle Holders
- Vinyl records making a major resurgence
- Goodwill Faces: Shak, Anja, J.C., & Asia
- Goodwill’s Cyber Monday Sale
- Supporting Goodwill on Cyber Monday
- DIY: Festive Book Page Trees
- Baking with Goodwill: Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
- Sparkle Sale Preview
- 5 things to look for when shopping Goodwill's brooches
- Goodwill Faces: Donald, Brycen, Shawnteal & Farida
- Sports memorabilia evokes nostalgic moments for fans
- Glitter Sale 2016: The Best of the Rest!
- Glitter Sale 2016: Celebrate the craftsmanship of Coach!
- Glitter Sale 2016: Shopping Tips
- Glitter Sale 2016: Spotlight on Designers
- Halloween DIY: Frankenstein
- Halloween DIY: David Bowie
- Halloween DIY: Spock
- Halloween DIY: Kitten
- Halloween DIY: Prince
- Halloween DIY: Zombie
- 5 trendy Halloween costumes for 2016, plus tips
- Glitter Sale 2016: A shoe for every season!
- Halloween Makeup DIY: Deer
- Making a great Halloween costume with Goodwill is quick and easy
- Glitter Sale 2016: Celebrating Seahawks
- Halloween 2016 Contests & Giveaways
- Glitter Gala Fashion Interns
- Glitter Sale 2016: The First Look
- Glitter Gala Styling Intern Profile: Monstrociti Wuest
- Camera availability changing our social lives
- September 2016 (6)
- August 2016 (4)
- July 2016 (7)
- June 2016 (4)
- Planning your Memorial Day Sale thrift store tour
- Budget-Friendly Camping in the PNW
- Sustainable Office: For Startups & Small Business
- Sustainable Office: Renovate, Donate
- Goodwill + Luxe = Convenient Donations
- Coming to our Flagship Store: Sustainable Office Popup Shop
- Israel Juarez: Winner of the 2016 Edgar J. Helms Award for Graduate Staff
- April 2016 (4)
- March 2016 (5)
- February 2016 (6)
- January 2016 (4)
- 10 Items you should donate before 2016
- Good Holidays: DIY New Year’s Eve party table centerpiece
- Good Holidays: Cookie Gifts
- Good Holidays: Scrap Fabric Garland DIY
- Good Holidays: DIY String Light Ornaments
- Good Holidays: Decorating on a budget
- Setting the table for #GoodHolidays
- Ten holiday must-haves that you can thrift
- Good Holidays: How to White Elephant like a pro
- Good Holidays: DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater
- Cyber Monday shopping: AmazonSmile & Give Back Box
- 15 Holiday Events around the Puget Sound
- 6 ways you can make an impact while you holiday shop
- Glitter Sale 2015: The best of the rest
- Glitter Sale 2015: Evening and Cocktail Dresses
- Glitter Sale 2015: Tips for Shopping
- Glitter Sale 2015: Shoppers Talk Glitter
- Glitter Sale 2015: Designer Accessories
- Glitter Sale 2015: The brooch is back!
- Glitter Sale 2015: A Closer Look at Coach
- Glitter Gala Fashion Show & Super Heroes
- Glitter Sale 2015: Make a statement!
- Glitter Gala Stylist Intern: Hannah Larson
- It’s time for Glitter Sale 2015!
- Celebrating Halloween with local bloggers
- Where to Trick or Treat— All Over Puget Sound!
- Glitter Gala Stylist Intern: Trisha Jack
- Halloween Costume Contest & Giveaways Prize List
- Glitter Gala Stylist Intern: Heather Nyland
- Ellena's Story
- What’s on deck for Halloween 2015
- Vote Seattle Goodwill "Best Vintage and Resale"!
- Comcast Donates Backpacks to Seattle Goodwill
- Rainy Day Fun
- Customer Appreciation Days
- September is National Preparedness Month
- It's National Clean Out Your Garage Day!
- 5 simple tools that can help your family stay organized this school year
- Glitter Gala 2015: The Goodwill Design Challenge
- Make the most out of your commute: Seattle
- Upcoming Events: Fall 2015
- Make the most out of your commute: South
- Back-to-School Thrifting
- Make the most out of your commute: Kitsap Peninsula
- Tips from Declutterella: Help your kids declutter
- Make the most out of your commute: Up North
- Tips from Declutterella: How to ease into the back-to-school transition
- Bank of America Summer Intern Highlight: Kasia
- Design Your Dorm Room (on a college student’s budget)
- July 2015 (5)
- June 2015 (6)
- May 2015 (5)
- April 2015 (3)
- March 2015 (4)
- Designer Accessory Sale 2015 Preview: Casual Shoes
- Designer Accessory Sale 2015 Preview: Black Bags
- Oscar Glam, Goodwill Finds
- Festivities and Fun for Chinese New Year
- Expanded vintage selection at U-District!
- Thrifty Valentine’s Day Ideas: Treasure Hunt
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Outdoor Adventures
- Thrifty Valentine’s Day Ideas: Throwback Fun
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Coffee Cupping
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Thrift Shop Gift Challenge
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Variations on a Picnic
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Private Movie Theater
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Arts & Crafts
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Ingredients-Only Potluck
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Ferry Ride Picnic
- Thrifty Valentine's Day Ideas: Game Night
- January 2015 (6)
- December 2014 (2)
- Sparkle Sale: Cyber Monday Preview
- Seven ways to save money AND the environment during holiday party season
- Holiday DIY: Peacock Ornaments
- The Holidays Are Here!
- Glitter Sale 2014: The Best of the Rest
- Glitter Sale 2014: Make a Statement!
- Tips for Shopping the Glitter Sale
- Glitter Sale 2014: Holiday Brooches and Pins!
- Glitter Sale 2014: Get Ready to Party - Evening Gowns & Cocktail Dresses!
- Glitter Sale 2014: Brooch the Subject!
- Glitter Sale 2014: Celebrating Diane von Furstenberg!
- Glitter Sale 2014: Marc Jacobs
- Glitter Sale 2014: Dooney & Bourke
- Glitter Sale 2014: Little Black Dress
- Meet Erik Albidress: Makeup Artist
- Glitter Sale 2014: Discover Designer Jewelry at the Glitter Sale!
- Glitter Sale 2014: Creating style with Coach!
- Meet Ron Leamon: Professional Costume Designer
- Glitter Gala Interns: Jenn
- Glitter Sale 2014: Kate Spade
- Glitter Sale 2014: First Look
- Glitter Gala Interns: Sonya
- Halloween Trends 2014
- September 2014 (4)
- August 2014 (2)
- The Thrift Whisperer: Interview with Kim Holcomb
- Family Health & Safety Fair
- Thrifting is more fun than traffic
- Bringing instruments back to life: Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar
- Eastside Treasures – Interview with Rebecca Klein
- Summer Online Music Festival & Giveaway
- Julie LaPuma: Manager of the largest Goodwill in the US
- All About Kate
- June 2014 (4)
- May 2014 (4)
- April 2014 (2)
- March 2014 (4)
- February 2014 (4)
- December 2013 (3)
- Glitter Sale 2013 Raises Record Amount
- Making Room for 2013 Glitter Sale Finds
- The Mission at Work – Innocent’s Story
- Glitter Sale Preview 2013: The Best of the Rest
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Vintage Finds
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Tips for Shopping the Glitter Sale
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: UW Pride
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: The Perfect Handbag
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Holiday Pins
- Glitter Sale Preview: Mad for Plaid
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Designer Shoes
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Crushing on Coach
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Animal Prints - Walk on the Wild Side
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: The Little Black Dress
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Winter Whites
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Burberry
- Halloween Costume Ideas and Contests
- Zipcar and Goodwill Partner for Donation Day Seattle on October 19
- Glitter Sale 2013: Eye Catching Emerald Green!
- Going for LEED Gold
- Goodwill is your Halloween Headquarters
- September 2013 (2)
- August 2013 (6)
- July 2013 (2)
- June 2013 (2)
- Come to the Goodwill Ribbon Cutting and Open House
- Goodwill Collecting Donations at Sasquatch Festival
- Give Goodwill!
- My New Book Club: Easy and Cheap
- Celebrating 90 Years | Learning at Seattle Goodwill
- Celebrating 90 Years | Live Hi Up - An Interview with Angela Moorer
- Donate Today and Help Build The Future
- Shopping Goodwill – My Favorite Finds
- Beyoncé is Lending Her Voice for GOOD
- Board Member and Volunteer James Thomas Helps Us Celebrate National Volunteer Week
- Put It Down For the Town - Celebrate Earth Day with Macklemore Monday!
- Donate to Goodwill in Honor of Earth Day
- Participate in our Earth Day Giveaway for a Chance to Win Macklemore Tickets!
- Celebrating 90 Years | Goodwill Style with Darcy Camden
- Spring Cleaning Helps Others Find Jobs
- Rat City Rollergirls Talk Thrift!
- Celebrating 90 Years | Store Manager Israel Juarez Knows the Power of Education
- Celebrating 90 Years | Volunteering at Goodwill
- Salvaging 35 Million Pounds
- Shop in Style at the Urban Girls’ Garage Sale
- Celebrating 90 Years | Shopping for Goodwill Fashions with Blogger Jess Estrada
- Celebrating 90 Years | The Early History of Seattle Goodwill
- Shop Our Designer Accessory Sale Starting Tomorrow!
- Water Cooler Conversations – What Not to Say
- Celebrating 90 Years - The Gift of Education
- Our Designer Accessory Sale is next Friday and Saturday!
- Celebrating 90 Years - Tina Witherspoon is Hooked on Thrift
- Get Organized – Tips to De-Clutter Your Life
- Celebrating 90 Years - Stories from the Community
- Celebrating 90 Years - Job Training at Goodwill
- Dress For the Job You Want
- Celebrating 90 Years – Charles Cross Talks Music, Mugs and Cheap Furniture
- Celebrating 90 Years - Thrifting Tips from Kim Holcomb
- Attend the Finale of Seattle’s Fashion Reality Show, The Look!
- Help Goodwill Celebrate 90 Years!
- January 2013 (4)
- December 2012 (4)
- Our Mission at Work: Meet Mary Jane
- Are You Ready for Winter Weather?
- Winter Wardrobe Wonderland
- Thank You for Making the 2012 Glitter Sale a Success!
- Glitter Sale 2012 is Finally Here - Time to Grab Some Designer Flats!
- Glitter Sale 2012: Get That Great Gatsby Look
- Glitter Sale 2012: Fresh Fall Trend: Hunter Green
- Glitter Sale 2012: Why You Should Get Up Early and Get in Line
- Glitter Sale 2012: Tips for Shopping the Glitter Sale
- Glitter Sale 2012: Make a Statement with an Eye-Catching Necklace
- Glitter Sale 2012 Favorites: Designer Shoes
- Glitter Sale 2012: The Little Black Dress
- Glitter Sale 2012: Tina’s Picks: If I Were Shopping Today, This is What I Would Buy
- Glitter Sale 2012: In Praise of Burgundy
- Glitter Sale 2012: Designer Bags Galore!
- Glitter Sale 2012: How to Create Personal Style: Include Vintage Pieces in the Mix
- Glitter Sale 2012: Husky Pride
- Glitter Sale 2013 Preview: Holiday Pins
- Glitter Sale 2012: Find The Perfect Dress for Any Occasion
- Glitter Sale 2012: Winter Whites Done Right
- Glitter Sale 2012: The Sheath Dress: A Short History
- Glitter Sale 2012: All That Glitters – Add Some Sparkle With Brooches
- Glitter Sale 2012: Shop Marc Jacobs
- Glitter Sale 2012: Update Your Wardrobe with Gold and Silver Metallics
- Build your Halloween Costume at Goodwill and Save Money!
- Glitter Sale 2012: Gucci, Coach and Jimmy Choo: Designer Clothing and Accessories
- Glitter Sale 2012: Fall Fashion: Black and Blue and Seen All Over
- Glitter Sale 2012: The Ever-Fashionable Animal Print
- Five Tips for New Job Seekers
- Glitter Sale 2012: From Burberry to North Face, cover up in these jackets and stay dry in the Seattle rain
- Glitter Sale 2012: Walk out with some amazing designer shoes!
- Glitter Sale 2012: Fresh Trends for Fall
- Glitter Sale 2012: Coming Soon!
- Finding a Good Job Fit When You Identify as LGBT
- Our Mission at Work: Meet Dolores
- Glitter 2012: The Animal Trend Gets Glittery
- Glitter Sale 2012: All About Leather
- Glitter Sale 2012: Designer Clothes for Men
- Our Mission at Work: Meet Nutjaree
- Glitter Sale 2012: Shop Diane von Furstenberg
- Glitter Sale 2012: Pin Me! Be Bold with Brooches
- September 2012 (5)
- Our Mission at Work: Meet Danilo
- Goodwill Craft Corner: T-shirt Scarves
- Let’s Get to Work: When Potential Employers Ask Illegal Questions
- We're beating the heat in vintage swimsuits
- Our Mission at Work: Meet Oscar
- Stay summery with bold patterns and bright colors
- Donate now at even more locations!
- The grand opening of our South Lake Union store!
- July 2012 (4)