Press Releases

Career Quest Series Launches January 28


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The COVID-19 pandemic has many job seekers thinking about how to find work in a different field. But often they’re not sure how get their foot in the door. Career Quest, a free webinar series offered by Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, gives job seekers an opportunity to explore new careers by hearing directly from… Read more »

Girl Scouts Team with Goodwill to Help Others


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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, have just wrapped up their annual “Good Turn for Goodwill” community service partnership project. The campaign took place throughout the month of October. This year, there were… Read more »

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $10 Million to Local Goodwill


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Goodwill® Receives Largest Investment in Its 94-Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work (Winston-Salem, NC) – Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. announced a $10 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – the largest donation received in the organization’s 94-year history. With 10.7 million Americans unemployed and in urgent need… Read more »

Support Goodwill this Holiday Season Through Amazon Smile


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While you’re doing your holiday shopping online, you can support Goodwill at the same time. When you purchase books, electronics, apparel or any other item on Amazon, the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to the nonprofit of your choice. Simply sign up for Amazon Smile at and… Read more »

Goodwill to Open New Store in Winston-Salem on Dec. 11

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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold a grand opening for its new retail store in Winston-Salem on Friday, Dec. 11.  Members of Goodwill’s executive management team will be on hand for a ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m., after which the public is invited to browse and shop in the store.  Attendees are asked… Read more »

Goodwill Awarded Federal Funds for Job Training and Assistance


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The High Country Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has been awarded federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support program services in a four-county area. With support from WIOA, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina provides services for adults, dislocated workers and youth through… Read more »

Goodwill Announces New President and CEO


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. today announced that Barbara Maida-Stolle has been named as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Executive search firm CapDev and Goodwill’s Board of Directors initiated the search for the organization’s new leader in June when current CEO Art Gibel announced his retirement after 15 years at the… Read more »

Join the Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Goodwill on Oct. 24


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  On Saturday, Oct. 24, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will host a not-so-scary scavenger hunt for kids and adults at all of their retail stores. Paper jack-o’-lanterns will be hidden throughout each store that can be redeemed for a variety of “Trick or Treat” prizes, including Goodwill gift cards, adult and kids’ clothing,… Read more »

Back to School Sale on Jeans Returns Aug. 14-20


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Back-to-school season may be different this year, but one thing remains the same – families still need to purchase clothing for growing kids. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is helping ease the cost of shopping for fall clothing with its annual end-of-summer BOGO sale on blue jeans. From Friday, Aug. 14, through Thursday, Aug…. Read more »