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 and Online Retailers Team Up to Offer Give Back Box


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Goodwill has teamed up with several online retail partners to make it easy for you to donate clothing, household goods, accessories and the stuff you no longer need via an innovative new platform called Give Back Box. When you shop with online retail partners — including Ann Taylor, Amazon, ASICS America, Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store,… Read more »

Girl Scouts and Goodwill Team for Big Results


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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 »

Iredell County Solid Waste Brings Goodwill Collection Centers To Five Facilities


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Iredell County Solid Waste has created a partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina which will expand the organizations footprint in Iredell County and offer citizens an alternative solution for unwanted items. Starting on Dec. 5, Goodwill will begin accepting donations at Attended Donation Centers at the Iredell County Landfill (354 Twin Oaks Road,… Read more »

Donate to Educate Collects 47,370 Pounds for Goodwill


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Goodwill’s annual donation drive conducted at Forsyth County high schools, Donate to Educate, saw a dramatic increase in collected donations this year. This year, the schools donated 47,370 pounds of goods, well above the 30,706 that was collected in 2015 – more than a 50 percent increase. The totals for each school are: 1.    Mt…. Read more »

Outgoing College Students “Ditch ‘n Dash” to Benefit Goodwill


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As the school year wrapped up, area college students were donating items to Goodwill without leaving campus, or even their residence halls! For the sixth consecutive year, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina partnered with thirteen colleges, universities and secondary boarding schools to place donation bins in residence halls while students were moving out for… Read more »

Goodwill Celebrates Earth Day


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Last week, millions of people all over the world celebrated Earth Day, an annual day of recognition that was established in 1970 to promote environmental protection.  Not so widely known is that Goodwill has been engaged in protecting the environment since 1902, and their efforts to recycle and conserve continue on today. In addition to… Read more »

Goodwill Encourages Spring Cleaning with #CleanSweep Campaign


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Spring cleaning is a great time to sort out the clutter, but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates us out of even getting started. Goodwill offers these five expert tips to help you not only start, but also conquer, spring cleaning and develop new habits to keep you organized all year long…. Read more »

Retiring Community College Employee’s Gift to Goodwill


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Carol Allen, who retires this week from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, had a unique idea for a going-away present. The college typically has a reception for retiring employees and takes up a collection to buy a gift. Instead, Allen asked that the campus make donations to Goodwill. “They asked what I wanted to do (to celebrate)…. Read more »

Girl Scouts’ “Good Turn” Program Collects Record Amount of Donations


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Each year, local Girl Scout troops learn more about Goodwill’s mission and the value of serving their communities through the Good Turn for Goodwill service program. The program is a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. Troops can earn a Good Turn for Goodwill patch by… Read more »