Press Releases

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Goodwill

03/24/15

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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has received a $50,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation to support the OneLife Youth Program, which operates from Goodwill’s Asheville Workforce Development Center. OneLife serves youth ages 14-21 in the Asheville/Buncombe County area. Participating youth receive the career planning, financial literacy, real-life preparation, coaching,… Read more »

For Spring Cleaning, Give Someone In Your Community a Fresh Start

03/20/15

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With a particularly cold and snowy winter nearing an end, millions of Americans are gearing up for the annual de-hibernation ritual known as spring cleaning. This year, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is encouraging people to think of the spring cleaning season as both a time to offer a fresh start to bygone belongings,… Read more »

Operation: GoodJobs to Hold Job Fair for Veterans and Families

03/16/15

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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina invites Statesville-area military veterans and their immediate family members to attend a job fair on Wednesday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is part of the Operation: GoodJobs program, a partnership between Goodwill and the Walmart Foundation that connects veterans with the training, financial education,… Read more »

First Color Me Goodwill Show Takes Place in Asheville

03/03/15

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More than 200 people attended Goodwill Industries of North Carolina’s Feb. 27 event in Asheville, “Color Me Goodwill: A Fusion of Fashion, Art and Food for a Mission.” The event combined a fast-paced runway show of upcycled fashions by local designers with visual arts and Asheville’s celebrated food scene, all while highlighting the impact Goodwill’s… Read more »

Goodwill Offering Free Classes for Job Seekers This Spring

02/06/15

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Job seekers in the Asheville area will have several opportunities this spring to brush up on critical employment skills and learn about emerging job fields – and all for free. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina partners with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and the Literacy Council to offer free classes on computer skills, medical office… Read more »

Get Tickets for Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show

02/05/15

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What color is GOOD? You’ll find out at this fun and fast-paced event held at Downtown Asheville’s premiere space…The Venue. Six designers have combed through Goodwill stores for items in assigned colors to up-cycle into their own creative designs. More than 25 professional models will walk the runway while six of Asheville’s established artists create… Read more »

Community Launches Mobile Financial Education Vehicle

01/21/15

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Forsyth County took a giant step forward today in efforts to increase the financial stability of low and moderate income families. After months of design and planning, The POINT- a mobile financial education and training vehicle- was officially launched. The POINT resembles a bus on the outside but inside it has all the tools necessary… Read more »

Goodwill Opens Expanded Career Connections Center in Lexington

01/15/15

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Goodwill’s newest Career Connections Center officially opened on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 719 West Center Street in Lexington. The new facility is 50 percent larger than Goodwill’s previous center in Lexington and allows for the addition of a youth program, additional skills training classes and job fairs for local employers. Dozens of community members attended… Read more »

Goodwill Opens New Donation Center in Bermuda Run

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Residents in the Bermuda Run area now have a convenient, easy way to donate to Goodwill: a new attended donation center located at the intersection on Highways 158 and 801. The center officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday morning, which was attended by Bermuda Run Mayor Ken Rethmeier, city council representatives and Ambassadors from… Read more »