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Goodwill Halloween DIY - Ghost cupcakes and Halloween Treats

October 22, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Want to add some Halloween spirit to your favorite sweets? Goodwill has everything you need to turn your baked goods into spooky Halloween treats to enjoy!

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Joel’s Goodwill Journey: From Supporter to Teammate

October 16, 2020

Posted in: Community

"It feels like something that has come full circle. I always have to step back in a little bit of amazement to feel that I’m a part of something I was a supporter of for so long."

  – Joel Hoffman, Seattle Goodwill E-commerce Auction Lister

When Joel first walked into our Seattle store in the mid-nineties, he had no idea Goodwill would eventually play such a big role in his life.

 

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DIY Halloween Décor: Pumpkin Toilet Paper Rolls

October 15, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop


Here is a great low-cost and eco-friendly DIY décor that will be sure to add that perfect touch to your home this season. We have a wide variety of fabrics, from clothes or linens, and baskets in our nonprofit thrift stores. Shop Goodwill and give this one a try!

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Dominic & Seattle Goodwill Youth Programming

October 13, 2020

Posted in: Youth Programs, Digital Literacy, and Student Stories


Amid a worldwide pandemic and a senior year of high school without spring sports, prom or a graduation ceremony, Dominic had critical decisions to make about his future.

Dominic — a football, wrestling and track athlete with a deep passion for aerospace — was trying to select the college that fit him best. His parents were busy working from home, and his access to school mentors was limited. Dominic took comfort in knowing he could lean on Seattle Goodwill’s youth program leaders when he needed advice.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Spider Flower Frame

October 8, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Add this creepy crawler craft to your home this month to get into the Halloween spirit.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Jarring Ghosts

October 1, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

You may not have a "Ghostbusters" quality containment unit but you can capture some little ghosts of your own with jars from Goodwill!

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Register to vote at one of your favorite Goodwills!

September 30, 2020

Posted in: Community

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Tuesday, November 3, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard and exercise our right to vote!  At Goodwill, we’re hosting voter registration drives to make sure that everyone who is eligible and interested in voting has the opportunity to cast their ballot.

In partnership with Common Power, we’ll have volunteers running registration drives at select stores across northwest Washington the first four Saturdays of October from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Volunteers can help you register using paper forms or online with one of our computers or with your own mobile device. 

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2020

Posted in: Community

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans celebrating the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. 

To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to your life. You’ll find a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures, and histories among these resources.

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Digital learning innovations bring new opportunities to Goodwill students and employees

September 28, 2020

Posted in: Digital Literacy, Community, and Job Training & Education


At Seattle Goodwill, we served 6,684 students last year at our five Job Training and Education centers throughout the north Puget Sound. For us, supporting students is more than in-classroom instruction – it means offering the same type of care and compassion one would expect from a family member. Read more about how Seattle Goodwill innovated remote learning and continued supporting the community needs during the uncertainty of Covid-19.

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DIY Halloween Décor: Candlestick Candy Jar

September 24, 2020

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Fulfill your sweet tooth with this simple DIY Candlestick Candy Jar. From candlesticks to vases, Goodwill has everything you need to create the ultimate Halloween décor.

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