Goodwill Blog

Time for award show parties!

March 2, 2018

Posted in: Shop and DIY Projects

This weekend the 90th Academy Awards take place and it's not too late to throw a great Oscar party with the help of Seattle Goodwill. 

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Thrifty Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 6, 2018

Posted in: Shop and Holidays

Creativity showing someone how much you care about them year-after-year can be challenging. We assembled a list of thrifty Valentine's Day ideas. Many of the items that can make these date ideas a success can be found at any one of our 24 Goodwill stores.

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Enter our #GoodwillTreasure Photo Contest

February 1, 2018

Posted in: Shop and Contests & Giveaways

Enter our monthly Goodwill Treasure Photo Contest. Snap a photo of your best Goodwill finds, use #GoodwillTreasure on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram post and you will automatically be entered to win a $25 dollar gift card.

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Goodwill's newly-opened Sustainable Office a Great Resource for Growing Businesses

January 19, 2018

Posted in: Shop and Sustainability

Seattle Goodwill's newly-opened Sustainable Office is a great place to purchase gently used office furniture for a upstart business. The store sells office furniture ranging from chairs, desks, tables, whiteboards, etc. 

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VITA Tax program offers free tax preparation at select Goodwill locations

January 5, 2018

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Community

Doing taxes for many is that task put off week-after-week until tax day sends everyone scrambling last-minute to get their taxes completed. Seattle Goodwill has a stress-free solution.

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Annual Report 2017

January 2, 2018

Posted in: Annual Reports

Our 2016-17 Annual Report showcases the impact — with the help of donors, volunteers and partners — we make in our community by providing free job training and education to those in need. Through personal stories, you'll learn how our students overcame barriers wby utilizing the breadth of Goodwill's services.

Our theme, "Opportunity," signifies the support our students need to transform their lives. Our students desire greater economic prosperity. We provide the opportunity.

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Tips to Maximize Your Goodwill Donation

December 19, 2017

Posted in: Donate and News Releases

The end of the year is the perfect time to donate to Goodwill! The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating to Goodwill will help us help others with free job training and education programs.

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Seattle Goodwill and Uber Seattle Team Up for a Holiday Donation Drive

December 7, 2017

Posted in: Sustainability and News Releases

On Saturday, December 9 between 10 am and 4 pm, Seattle donors can open the Uber app and request a pickup for their donations to be delivered by an Uber driver directly to a local Goodwill location, free of charge

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Shawnteal's Story

November 29, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Shawnteal, by the time she was 16, had endured abuse, been incarcerated twice and watched her best friend die due to gang violence. She often found herself standing on street corners, wondering if this was all she could expect from life.

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Glitter Gala & Glitter Sale raise $853,000

November 16, 2017

Posted in: Glitter Gala and Glitter Sale

In a whirlwind span of eight days that included our annual Glitter Gala and 34th Annual Glitter Sale, we raised an incredible $853,000 for our free Job Training and Education Programs.

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