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More North Puget Sound Goodwill stores open June 12!

June 8, 2020

Posted in: Donate, Shop, and Community

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our nonprofit thrift stores in Bellingham, Lynnwood, and Mount Vernon on Friday, June 12 at 10 am. Our store teams are looking forward to opening our doors again and welcome you back!

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A Message from our President & CEO

June 3, 2020

Posted in: Community

As we navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we also share our community's deep sadness and anger over the continued injustice and terror inflicted on communities of color. Our CEO Daryl Campbell has shared a message on this important issue. Click here to read more.

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Good News! We’re reopening our stores in Kitsap County!

June 1, 2020

Posted in: Donate, Shop, and Community

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Silverdale stores on June 4th at 10 am. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back and showing off all the great treasures we’ve collected.

Reopening our stores will allow us to financially sustain our mission to provide free job training, education and basic services to our neighbors in need. And they need us now, more than ever. You can learn more here about these important programs, all made possible because of your support.


Bremerton Goodwill

Port Orchard Goodwill

Silverdale Goodwill
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News Release: Goodwill to Reopen stores in Kitsap County

June 1, 2020

Posted in: News Releases

SEATTLE, WA (June 1, 2020) – Seattle Goodwill industries will reopen most of its operations in Kitsap County June 4 – 11. Stores will open first on June 4 for shopping and will start collecting donations one week later on June 11. Plans to reopen our Kitsap County Job Training & Education Center located in our Bremerton store are also underway.

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CEO Update: Our commitment to reopening safely

May 28, 2020

Posted in: Community

As our State begins to reopen I want to share our progress toward preparing our stores and our teams for operating in this new environment. In the very near future we hope to open several of our nonprofit thrift stores, in service of providing growth opportunities for our students and employees. And as we do, you will see some things that look very different than they used to.  We want to assure you that we’re making the safety of our community our highest priority in everything we do. 

Reopening our stores will allow us to sustain our ability to serve our mission to provide free job training, education and basic services to our neighbors in need. And they need us now, more than ever.

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Shopping Safely at Seattle Goodwill Stores

May 28, 2020

Posted in: Sales & Events, Shop, and Community

We have adopted many new practices and taken measures to ensure maximum safety of employees and customers. You can take a video tour of some of the changes with our very own DIY Guy Gary Foy and find much greater detail below about the new safety features and procedures to be aware of to make your next visit to Goodwill safe and enjoyable.

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Job Search Support

May 5, 2020

Posted in: Job Seeker Resources

Whether you’re unemployed or simply looking to improve your skill set, there are plenty of free, online classes for people looking to be independent, secure, and confident.

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Computer Skills

May 5, 2020

Posted in: Digital Literacy

Nearly every job these days requires some level of computer knowledge - start with free, online computer classes including how to use the keyboard, access the internet, and use email. Whether you have no computer experience or just need to brush up on some skills you can find free, easy-to-follow lessons through the Goodwill Community Foundation.

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Tips & Resources for Undocumented Individuals

May 5, 2020

Posted in: Self-Advocacy

We realize immigrants and undocumented individuals are particularly at risk now without access to federally funded resources. Find help with immigration law or how to pay your bills, from utilities and rent, to groceries and medical care.

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Financial Help

May 4, 2020

Posted in: Self-Advocacy

We understand that money is tight right now and many need financial help more than ever. These resources can help you plan, decide what to pay and what to wait on, and give you tips and tricks on how to talk to creditors. Financial institutions have been encouraged to work with customers who have been affected by coronavirus - this may mean waiving certain late fees, delaying payments or more. The best thing is to contact your landlord, lender, or creditor as soon as possible to make arrangements.

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