Press Releases

Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show Postponed; Date TBA

03/13/20

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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

02/27/20

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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

02/24/20

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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

02/10/20

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Nearly 70 percent of American tax filers qualify to use MyFreeTaxes.com, 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. MyFreeTaxes.com, powered by H&R Block, is an online tax filing platform… Read more »

Goodwill, YMCA and WSPD Donate Blankets for the Homeless

01/27/20

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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

01/16/20

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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

01/01/20

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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

12/01/19

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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 »

Support Goodwill this Holiday Season Through Amazon Smile

11/27/19

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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 http://smile.amazon.com and… Read more »

Goodwill Honors Community Partners, Employees & Participants at Recognition Banquet

11/13/19

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Each year, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina holds its annual Recognition Banquet to highlight accomplishments resulting from teamwork, partnerships, volunteers and supporters. Goodwill held its banquet on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. The banquet recognizes contributions of participants in Goodwill’s career services programs; Goodwill employees; Goodwill Business Advisory Council members;… Read more »