Category: Give A Gift

  • Success Story: Monica (GED Program)

    posted July 27th, 2017

    When Monica moved to Washington to live with her uncle, she was without direction. She had not completed high school and was unsure about how to establish herself. Then she learned about the GED Program at Longview Goodwill’s Work Opportunity Center. “I was nervous but I tried it out and I ended up liking it.” […]

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  • Success Story: Kenyetta (Culinary Skills Program)

    posted May 19th, 2017

    Kenyetta left home at age 17. She married young and operated two restaurants with her husband, but when her marriage ended she didn’t want to look back. “I didn’t ever want to have to call my ex-husband for a reference, so I left my restaurant experience off my resume. It looked like I didn’t have […]

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  • Success Story: Chelsea (Custodial Skills Program)

    posted April 21st, 2017

    At the age of 13, Chelsea was struck by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her with some psychological challenges and cognitive limitations, including working with numbers. Nevertheless, she persevered and graduated from high school on time. Then, at age 21, Chelsea suffered another serious injury while trying to break up […]

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  • Goodwill: the original ‘REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE’ organization.

    posted April 19th, 2017

    At Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, stewardship is one of our core values. We maximize the value of donated goods to generate the most funding for job training and to keep as much material out of the landfills as possible. When people donate their used household goods to us, we sell them at […]

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  • Success Story: Dominique (Barista Training Program)

    posted March 30th, 2017

    Dominique had never been unemployed until last summer. For the past eight years, she has worked hard to provide for herself and her three young boys. The daughter of a pastor, Dominique felt she was not allowed to do things other kids did as a teenager. So she dropped out of school and moved out […]

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