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21
Jul

Four Things You Can do to Thrive During a Job Search

  A job search is complicated, takes a great deal of strength and effort, and it’s often discouraging. Here are four ways to stay positive during your job search, and grow from the experience. Establish a routine Without a set schedule or a “boss” to tell you what to do, your routine can easily fall […]

03
Jul

Donate your electronics at Goodwill

Did you know that you can donate your electronics at Goodwill? All Goodwill Donation Centre locations accept working electronics such as laptops, PCs, tablets, cell phones, televisions, radios and more. Are you a business looking to donate larger quantities of electronics? We can help! Just contact our recycling team here to get started. Together, we […]

18
Jun

Goodwill Donates to StopGap London

Recently Goodwill donated to the StopGap London Community Ramp Project. Goodwill agreed to donate $100 towards each of the next 5 ramp projects that StopGap signed up. The response was overwhelming, and we are glad to say that we donated the full $500 to the StopGap London Community Ramp Project! The StopGap London Community Ramp […]

17
Jun

CBC Fresh Air Talks about Donating


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).

For more CBC Fresh Air Stories click here.

14
May

#GIVEITAWAY WITH KRISTIAN BUSH


Kristian Bush 'Never Seen A Hearse With a Trailer Hitch' #giveitaway Promotion“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.

07
Apr

My Story: Brenda

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.

 

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Brenda Burnett – Goodwill’s 2013 Power of Work Award Winner (Achiever of the Year)

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:

06
Apr

Goodwill TV Commercial: ‘A Right to Work’

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

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