Consumer maven Citizen Talin was on CBC Fresh Air with Mary Ito to discuss all kinds of information on donating, who’s a charity and who isn’t and even where you can sometimes get tax receipts for your items. Even mattresses can find a new home!
Mary interviewed Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes’ President and CEO (Michelle Quintyn) and Chief Financial Officer (Terry Off).
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We are pleased to announce that you can now donate food items along with your Goodwill donations at our Guelph community store and donation centres, through our new partnership with the Guelph Food Bank! Guelph Food Bank was established by Spiritwind Christian Centre in 1989 and through various programs, their goal is not only […]
We are hosting the Jeppii.com Job Fair at the Goodwill Centre in London, Ontario! When? Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (1 PM – 3 PM) Where? Goodwill Centre, 255 Horton St, 3rd Floor Stop by to meet with lots of great employers for some exciting employment opportunities. Register at www.employmentevents.ca Employers present: Actv8 Marketing, DYNA-MIG, Forces.ca, […]
“The song, ‘Trailer Hitch’ says, ‘I may not have that much but I don’t mind spreading it around.’ Almost everyone knows someone who is struggling to make ends meet and unemployment in our country is still a problem. The simple act of giving away what you no longer need to Goodwill can help someone find a job. That’s pretty amazing to me.”
– Kristian Bush
Goodwill serves people through job training, employment placement and support services such as child care, financial education, youth mentoring and transportation. We help anyone who faces challenges finding employment.
We cannot do this work without the support of donors and shoppers, who help make this mission possible. Join Kristian in supporting Goodwill and donate what you no longer need.
Brenda has experienced many personal and physical challenges. Having a learning disability made school a challenge for her; Brenda was often ridiculed and quit school after losing her parents at a young age. Later as a single parent, she struggled financially, physically, and emotionally.
Brenda got her start at Goodwill by completing the eight-week work experience program. She was hired as a hanger/sorter and has since gained enough confidence to move to the sales floor and cash. She is now responsible for counting and balancing her register every day, providing customer service, merchandising, running and attending the fitting rooms.
Brenda has grown into a self-assured individual who never gives up, no matter how big the obstacle in her way. Brenda is constantly trying to better herself and is currently taking classes through Literacy London to improve her education. Her advice to others, “Do not give up, it is never too late to make changes that will improve your life. And Goodwill can help you get there.”
Brenda was nominated and won Goodwill’s 2013 Acheiver of the Year Award at the Power of Work Awards. View her video here:
The inherent right to work is one of the elemental privileges of a free people. Continued failure to achieve that right and privilege by anyone who wants to work and needs work is a challenge to our civilization and to our security. Endowed, as our nation is, with abundant physical resources, and inspired as it should be with the high purpose to make those resources and opportunities available for the enjoyment of all, we approach this problem of reemployment with the real hope of finding a better answer than we have now.
— Franklin Roosevelt
We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Goodwill and the Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council for the 2015 Good Turn Challenge. All regions of Goodwill across Ontario have come together to collaborate on this partnership, which runs April 27 – May 8. Members of each Girl Guides of Canada unit that is […]