Press Releases

22nd Annual Golf Tournament at Tanglewood, May 5


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Goodwill’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 5 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Goodwill’s Outreach Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance and other resources to Goodwill’s program participants. Regardless of situation, Goodwill believes that everyone deserves the right to live, learn, and… Read more »

Goodwill Names Timothy Howell as Chief People Officer


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina announces the hiring of Timothy Howell as the agency’s first chief people officer (CPO). “We are thrilled to have someone with Timothy’s experience join our team,” said Goodwill CEO Barbara Maida-Stolle. “He will be a true advocate for our team members who passionately work to advance our mission of… Read more »

Are college degrees worth the price of admission to the job market?


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By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson As a youngster growing up in a lower middle-class family, it was instilled in me that I should go to college and get a good education and then get a good job. Like many of my Baby Boomer peers during the 1980s, I earned college degrees and… Read more »

Donating Locally Makes Immediate Impact this Holiday Season

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During this busy holiday season, we are mindful of honoring family commitments, meeting financial obligations, and finding just the right gift for everyone on our list. We’d also like to give back to our community – if only we could fit it into our schedule and budget. Fortunately, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina now… 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 »

Have you reached your career mountain top?

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By Sharine Sample, Regional Workforce Development Manager, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina  One of the most influential interviews I’ve conducted left me with something I know I will question the rest of my career. In response to one of my questions, this candidate said, “my career is at a different place now. I’ve been… Read more »

Color Me Goodwill Accepting Designer Applications for 2022 Fashion Show


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is seeking Asheville-area designers to compete in its popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show, which returns to The Orange Peel on April 29, 2022. The 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill show will feature seven designers, each of whom will create a five-piece collection based on their selected color…. Read more »

It’s a Job Seekers’ Market but…


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By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson While scrolling through Facebook, I stumbled across one recent post from a recruiter looking for people to work as Flaggers. This job requires reporting to work at 6 a.m. to hold up signs and direct traffic while road work is being done. The position pays $16 per… Read more »

Goodwill and NCWorks to Hold Outdoor Event with 30+ Employers on Oct. 12


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More than 30 local employers are scheduled to attend an upcoming outdoor hiring event held by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and the NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth County. Goodwill and NCWorks Multi-Employer Hiring Event Date: Tuesday, Oct. 12 (Rain Date: Oct. 13) Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Location: LJVM Coliseum parking lot; enter at Goodwill… Read more »

Back to School Blues Sale on Jeans is Aug. 6-15 at Goodwill


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With a new school year just around the corner — and many kids heading back to classrooms in person — this back-to-school shopping season is an extra-special one. But the cost of all those new clothes, electronics and school supplies can add up. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is helping ease the cost of… Read more »