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Key Bank Awards Grant to Seattle Goodwill and Everett Community College for Youth Aerospace Program

August 15, 2016

Key Bank has awarded Seattle Goodwill and Everett Community College (ECC) a $75,000 grant to support the Seattle Goodwill Youth Aerospace Program and Everett Community College enrollment. The check will be presented to Seattle Goodwill and ECC at 2:30 pm Aug. 16.

Goodwill and ECC partner in this two year program to help youth develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to achieve in school as they simultaneously learn to contribute positively to the greater community, be competitive in the job market and successfully enroll in and complete post-secondary education.

 

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Goodwill Ambassador Summer 2016

June 1, 2016

Helen Petersen learned the value of work growing up on a farm near Mesa, Arizona. Today she supports Seattle Goodwill because the organization helps people get training and find jobs.

“Work is important. You might not get the job you want right away, but there are things out there you could be doing,” Helen said.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Goodwill

March 16, 2016

Whether you’re the wear-green-so-I-don’t-get-pinched type, or the wholehearted celebrant of all things Irish—or anywhere in between—St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun day to celebrate with those around you. You might celebrate with a pint at the local Irish pub, by running a marathon, by decking yourself in green, orange, and white and shamrocks galore, by putting together an epic playlist of Irish artists, or by sharing Irish cuisine with friends.

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Goodwill Ambassador Spring 2016

March 1, 2016

View our Spring 2016 Goodwill Ambassador

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Seattle Goodwill: A Proud Boeing Partner

January 27, 2016
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Annual Report 2015

January 16, 2016

In 2014 - 2015 fiscal year, more people took steps forward through our new training programs and workshops. We added warehouse logistics and industrial vehicle classes to meet an increased demand for jobs in those areas. Another example is digital literacy, which is no longer just a Goodwill class. It is incorporated into our job training programs, job placement and support services assistance. 

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Good Holidays: Cookie Gifts

December 20, 2015

Cookie gifts serve a plethora of purposes in the holiday gift-giving season. You can bake a big batch, and bring the whole thing in to share with your coworkers—or you can divvy that batch up into smaller gifts for friends, coworkers, or as your contribution to White Elephant at a holiday party. 

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Good Holidays: Scrap Fabric Garland DIY

December 16, 2015

If you’re looking for the easiest holiday décor Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project ever, look no further. Whether you’ve got DIY blood running in your veins, or you consider yourself artistically inept, you can knock this project out of the park. If you can rip (or cut) fabric, and tie a simple knot, you can do this! It’s a perfect project for a winter night in, or to keep the kids’ hands occupied during a movie. 

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Ellena's Story

October 6, 2015

Ellena looks to the future with hope. After a tragic drunk driving incident, Ellena hit rock bottom. But her awe-inspiring determination helped her find healing. Then she reached out to Goodwill and, thanks to you, we helped her find independence.

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Comcast Donates Backpacks to Seattle Goodwill

September 20, 2015
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