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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 »

Get the “story behind the store” at Rethink Goodwill


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Think you know your local Goodwill? Get ready to be surprised. Join us for Rethink Goodwill – a behind-the-scenes look at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina – a nonprofit organization that has served your community for more than 90 years. If you’ve ever wondered… How are my donations of clothing used? What happens to the money… Read more »

Goodwill Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance


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Nearly 70 percent of American tax filers qualify to use, resulting in a savings of $200 in tax preparation fees each year. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is kicking off the 2020 tax season with MyFreeTaxes and free face-to-face tax preparation assistance., powered by H&R Block, is an online tax filing platform… Read more »

Goodwill, YMCA and WSPD Donate Blankets for the Homeless


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Later this month, volunteers from United Way will conduct their annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons in Forsyth County, which last year numbered nearly 450 individuals. Meanwhile, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, in partnership with the Winston-Salem Police Department and the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, is prepared to provide assistance and comfort to… Read more »

Goodwill to Open First Store in Marion on Feb. 12


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold a grand opening for its first retail store in Marion, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Local officials and members of Goodwill’s executive management team will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m., after which the public is invited to browse and shop in the … Read more »

Save Money at Goodwill Stores in 2020


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Now’s the time to start thinking about a New Year’s resolution, so why not resolve to help others by shopping for secondhand clothing at Goodwill stores? “Studies show that more and more people are buying secondhand clothes for themselves, and also as gifts for friends and family members,” said Jaymie Eichorn, interim vice president of… Read more »

“Getting Ahead” Program Holds First Graduation


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The Partnership for Prosperity, operating under the Mayor’s Poverty Thought Force, is holding a ceremony for 50 “Getting Ahead” graduates at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at Goodwill Industries in Winston-Salem.  Mayor Allen Joines will preside. The public is invited to attend. In 2019, the Partnership offered a series of workshops at six locations in… Read more »