Press Releases

Girl Scouts Team with Goodwill to Help Others


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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, have just wrapped up their annual “Good Turn for Goodwill” community service partnership project. The campaign took place throughout the month of October. This year, there were… Read more »

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Gifts $10 Million to Local Goodwill


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Goodwill® Receives Largest Investment in Its 94-Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work (Winston-Salem, NC) – Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. announced a $10 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – the largest donation received in the organization’s 94-year history. With 10.7 million Americans unemployed and in urgent need… Read more »

Goodwill to Open New Store in Winston-Salem on Dec. 11


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold a grand opening for its new retail store in Winston-Salem on Friday, Dec. 11.  Members of Goodwill’s executive management team will be on hand for a ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m., after which the public is invited to browse and shop in the store.  Attendees are asked… Read more »

Goodwill Awarded Federal Funds for Job Training and Assistance


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The High Country Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has been awarded federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support program services in a four-county area. With support from WIOA, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina provides services for adults, dislocated workers and youth through… Read more »

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 »

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 »