Stadium, Ruston donation sites help for holidays

Special Attended Donation Stations for Goodwill in the Stadium District and Ruston area in Tacoma will be open through the end of this year – providing convenient drop-off locations for gently used clothes and household items that are tax-deductible. The Ruston-Point Defiance Business District ADS is located at the Point Defiance Cafe & Casino, 5037 […]

Special Attended Donation Stations for Goodwill in the Stadium District and Ruston area in Tacoma will be open through the end of this year – providing convenient drop-off locations for gently used clothes and household items that are tax-deductible.

The Ruston-Point Defiance Business District ADS is located at the Point Defiance Cafe & Casino, 5037 N. Pearl St. The cafe and casino donated space for the station.

The Stadium District ADS is located at 102 N. G St., across from the Titus-Will Repair Center. Titus-Will donated the space for the station.

The stations are open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. They will be open New Year’s Eve until donors stop coming, according to a Goodwill spokesperson. Click here for more information on donating to Goodwill.

 

New donation station arrives in Gig Harbor

Gently used clothes, household items help Goodwill programs GIG HARBOR – A new Goodwill attended donation station opened Oct. 1 in Gig Harbor, at 7910 Stinson Ave., the corner of Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue. “This new donation station provides greater convenience for our valued Gig Harbor donors,” said Terry A. Hayes, president & CEO […]

Gently used clothes, household items help Goodwill programs

GIG HARBOR – A new Goodwill attended donation station opened Oct. 1 in Gig Harbor, at 7910 Stinson Ave., the corner of Rosedale Street and Stinson Avenue.

“This new donation station provides greater convenience for our valued Gig Harbor donors,” said Terry A. Hayes, president & CEO of Goodwill, which operates the Gig Harbor Goodwill Store. “Donations to Goodwill and shopping at our stores are ways people support our job-training and placement programs that serve thousands of people across the area.”

The donation station is open daily, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Goodwill seeks “gently used” and ready-to-sell clothing and household items, all of which are tax-deductible. Goodwill operates two other donation sites on the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula including the Goodwill store, 4805 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. and an attended donation station at the Key Peninsula Market/Chevron in Wauna, 9522 State Route 302. For a complete list of donation sites or to check what gently used items Goodwill accepts, go here.

Goodwill is part of the national Goodwill Donate Movement, encouraging people to donate clothes to support the agency’s mission, especially in these tough economic times. To calculate the impact even a single donated item can have, go to www.donate.goodwill.org.

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About Goodwill
Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Goodwill Industries will help 9,500 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,000 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Programs of Goodwill, founded in 1921, are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 26 thrift stores throughout Western and Southcentral Washington. Please visit our website at www.goodwillwa.org.

 

Get Ready for School with Goodwill

Students Ready for School

Students Ready for School
Have you started your back to school clothing shopping activities? Take advantage of the great prices at Goodwill and you can add more to your wardrobe for less.
Go through your closets and clear out items that your students have outgrown. Make it a one-stop destination by donating to Goodwill your clothing items that have been out grown and heading into the store for some great shopping!

Find the locations near you to donate and shop

Learn about other ways to save in this article with the News Tribune“Shopping for school on a budget”

 

The Donate Movement

The Goodwill ‘Donate Movement’ launches today which emphasizes the positive benefits of donating on the environment and on our communities. Donating to Goodwill helps divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills to reuse and resale in Goodwill stores. “Your donated goods have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, strengthen communities and create a healthier environment.” – donate.goodwill.org/about/

Goodwill International’s web page gives you the opportunity to calculate your impact by donating. Go to http://donate.goodwill.org/ to run various calculations and see how your donation makes a positive impact on people. You can see what your donation provides to the community in terms of job training or at the bottom of the page you can see the enormous number of pounds of goods that are being diverted from landfills by donating to Goodwills around the world. Check it out, it is fun to see.

Here’s a great article about the program as well, read more here

Where can you donate? Click here for a list of donation locations.

 

Let It Go Day, Celebrate by Donating

Here’s a great one, today is “Let it go day”! Join the celebration by letting go of household items whether furniture, clothing, or electronics. Today let us all spend some time taking a look around the house and figuring out what we can let go, it is such a great feeling once you do it, […]

Here’s a great one, today is “Let it go day”! Join the celebration by letting go of household items whether furniture, clothing, or electronics. Today let us all spend some time taking a look around the house and figuring out what we can let go, it is such a great feeling once you do it, come on, I know you can! Once done, bring those items to your local donation station.

Don’t stop the celebration today, continue and join Goodwill in the “donation movement”. What is the donation movement? It represents the positive impact that donating gently used clothing and other household goods has on communities and the planet.

The Donate Movement kicks off Monday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. during the GII Delegate Assembly, taking place at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Goodwill is doing a donations drive and will have a donations trailer located across the street from the Convention Center in the parking lot of the Hotel Murano on 15th Street. From 8 am to 10 am, on Monday, June 28, Star 101.5 radio will be holding a live remote broadcast, featuring their popular personality, Super Jen. She will be conducting interviews with GII representatives, one of our program participants and others.

 

Donate that Car to Goodwill!

Did you just upgrade vehicles and the idea of trying to sell your old car or truck is painful to even think about? All that work…taking a picture, making the ad, meeting with people, isn’t the whole idea nauseating? Eliminate the stress and donate it to Goodwill! What are the benefits? Get a tax deduction […]

Did you just upgrade vehicles and the idea of trying to sell your old car or truck is painful to even think about? All that work…taking a picture, making the ad, meeting with people, isn’t the whole idea nauseating? Eliminate the stress and donate it to Goodwill!

What are the benefits?

  • Get a tax deduction for the gross proceeds from the sale of the vehicle or $500…whichever is greater.
  • If your car qualifies for Goodwill’s Wheels to Work Program, then you may deduct the Fair Market Value of the vehicle. The qualifications for the Wheels to Work Program will be discussed with you when you initially call to donate your car.
  • Your donation directly helps those in the Tacoma area with barriers to employment receive training and educational services that help them overcome those barriers to obtain employment…Because jobs change lives.

It’s easy to donate…call us at 253-573-6693… we will take care of the rest.

http://www.goodwillwa.org/donate/items/vehicle-donations/

 

Celebrate World Environment Day, June 5, by Donating Computers, Clothes, Furniture

Please join us in celebrating World Environment Day and this year’s theme ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’, by diverting gently used goods from landfills by recycling and donating those items to Goodwill. Where can you donate? Please visit http://www.goodwillwa.org/donate/ for donation locations. Saturday June 5th is World Environment day and what better way to […]

Please join us in celebrating World Environment Day and this year’s theme ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’, by diverting gently used goods from landfills by recycling and donating those items to Goodwill. Where can you donate? Please visit http://www.goodwillwa.org/donate/ for donation locations.

Saturday June 5th is World Environment day and what better way to celebrate than by donating used items to Goodwill. Donating gently used items is not only good for the environment but is good for people too! Goodwill leverages donations to help people and drive our mission by helping people with disabilities and disadvantages go to work. Because jobs change lives.


E-Cycle Washington is an electronic waste recycling program that Goodwill participates. In 2009, Goodwill diverted over 6 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills through the electronic recycling program and was able to create “green jobs” as part of the recycling efforts.

What electronic items can you recycle for free?

  • televisions
  • computers
  • computer monitors
  • portable or laptop computers

Your donations support Goodwill’s job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment.

 

Spring Cleaning? Goodwill Needs Your Donations Now.

Goodwill needs your help collecting donations of furniture, shoes, gently used clothes, books and household items.

Why now? In this challenging time, people are holding on to items longer thus donations are down. There is greater need in our community than ever. Your tax deductible donations directly support people in your community through job training and placement services.

There are 11 Retail Stores and 6 Attended Donation Stations in greater Pierce County making donating to Goodwill convenient. Visit www.goodwillwa.org/donate to find the donation site nearest you.

Help us get the word out!
Post this flyer in your workplace break room, tell your employees, family and friends to Donate to Goodwill Today… because jobs change lives.

Don’t forget these items when you donate:

  • Personal Electronic Waste – Be green and help people too! E-Cycle computers, laptops etc.
  • Furniture – we’ll even pick up! call 253.573.6710
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Men’s Clothing – Guys, use the 5 year rule - haven’t worn it/used it in 5 years? Then it’s time to Donate to Goodwill!

Please donate Today and help us help others!

 

Work Opportunity Centers Expand in Yakima and Longview

The need for job training and placement services throughout Goodwill’s service area has grown in these difficult economic times. The increased need has been the catalyst for the new building in Tacoma as well as a bigger center in Yakima and expansion in Longview. In Yakima, the need for services has increased by more than […]

The need for job training and placement services throughout Goodwill’s service area has grown in these difficult economic times. The increased need has been the catalyst for the new building in Tacoma as well as a bigger center in Yakima and expansion in Longview.

In Yakima, the need for services has increased by more than twenty percent. To fulfill the need a move into a larger space was evident. In late winter staff moved from their old location to a much larger, 4,550 square foot facility located at 10 N. Tenth St. The new Yakima Work Opportunity Center has allowed for the addition of several training programs including Retail Skills and a Projects with Industry Ex-Offenders Program. More classrooms have provided space for job clubs and Financial Education classes. In addition, a new Distance Learning Lab provides the opportunity for career training in Warehouse, Transportation and Logistics taught by Tacoma Community College instructors at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center located in Tacoma.

“In our old space we didn’t have any classrooms or meeting rooms so the new location brings so many more resources to meet the needs of our participants,” said Kelly Fox, Yakima Work Opportunity Center manager.

The Longview Work Opportunity Center recently expanded as well adding nearly 4,000 square feet of training space, classrooms, staff space and a new Distance Learning Lab. The expansion provided space for a specialized classroom equipped with storage and different flooring surfaces for the Custodial Skills training program. The area also serves as classroom space for existing programs. In addition, 1.5 new staff positions were created to support the Ex-offender training program. the expanded space also provides for a new job resource room. “The Resource Room was a high priority for our community partners due to a lack of like space in the community,” said Ron Blasco, Longview Work Opportunity Center manager.

“We’ve received a lot of positive comments about the expansion from our participants. Students in our GED classes have come to me and thanked me over and over about what a difference coming to a real classroom has made to their learning opportunities,” said Blasco. Previously, GED classes were held in individual cubicles.

Ready to Work: Goodwill Breakfast Congratulates Winners

Building Connections…Changing Lives The Goodwill Breakfast held May 4, 2010 recognized personal achievements of Goodwill participants and business partners making a difference in our community. Generous contributions from sponsors and event attendees support Goodwill’s scholarship fund and job training programs. Guests of the “Ready to Work” event also helped Goodwill graduates hone interview skills and […]

Building Connections…Changing Lives

The Goodwill Breakfast held May 4, 2010 recognized personal achievements of Goodwill participants and business partners making a difference in our community. Generous contributions from sponsors and event attendees support Goodwill’s scholarship fund and job training programs.

Guests of the “Ready to Work” event also helped Goodwill graduates hone interview skills and provided networking that could change lives by helping graduates find work.

Graduate of the Year: Michael Bulling
Achiever of the Year: Sandra Collins
Michener Award: Nathan McDougall
Business Partner of the Year: Rushforth Construction
Community Partner of the Year: Tacoma Community College

Event Sponsors:
Columbia Bank
Murray Pacific Corporation
Rainier Pacific Foundation
The News Tribune
Propel Insurance
BINW
Robblee’s Total Secruity Inc.
Mountain Construction Inc.
Tucci & Sons
Rushforth Construction Company Inc.
Rodda Paint
Business Examiner
Key Bank
Panagiotu Pension Advisors Inc.
Cole Screenprint Inc.
Willie C. Stewart
Apple Physical Therapy

 
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