Press Releases

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 »

Goodwill CEO Announces Retirement


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After 24 years of service, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina President and CEO Art Gibel has announced his plans to retire, effective January 1, 2021. The search for Gibel’s replacement will commence immediately, led by executive search firm Capital Development Services (CapDev). Gibel became president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina… Read more »

Goodwill Awarded Golden LEAF Funds for Workforce Development


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The Golden LEAF Board of Directors has awarded Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina $434,850 to support workforce development programs.  The funding award is part of the Golden Leaf Opportunities for Work (“GLOW”) program which helps create, sustain, and support job training services, scholarships, and outreach events in Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties…. Read more »

Dos & Don’ts of Donating to Goodwill


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Now that most communities are under stay-at-home orders, it can be the perfect time for people to do some much-needed spring cleaning and decluttering, and then donate their unwanted items to Goodwill. But Goodwill reminds everyone that not all items can be donated. “Many municipalities have temporarily suspended bulk item collection, so we are starting… Read more »

Goodwill Cares Program to Provide Remote Support and Services

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In an effort to better serve the community during this period of social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has launched Goodwill Cares, a program that offers expanded virtual employment and training services, information about local resources and personalized phone and online support. “Despite temporary orders for most of us to… Read more »

Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show Postponed; Date TBA


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We at Goodwill have been carefully monitoring the developing COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to take guidance from public health experts to inform our discussions and decisions about our next steps. We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Color Me Goodwill from Friday, March 20, to a later date, TBA. Our priority is the safety of… Read more »

Girl Scout Collects Bikes for Local Kids


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It takes a lot of work to earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, but for 18-year-old Emily Post, her efforts were a labor of love. Emily, now a freshman at Western Carolina University and member of Girl Scout Troop 40772, wanted to engage in a project that would help children in her hometown of… Read more »