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Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.

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How to Be a Better Recycler
How to Be a Better Recycler

5 years ago - Many people think because they’re recycling, they’re being earth-friendly, but the reality is that over one-third of what people in the US try to recycle can’t be recycled. So, before you start trying to reduce your personal footprint by throwing everything into your recycling bin, be sure you’re up to speed on what — and how — to recycle.

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste
Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

5 years ago - “We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry." — Dell's Scott O'Connell

Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste
Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste

5 years ago - The global movement to end textile waste continues, with the release of outer- and undergarments from new and established brands alike.

#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

5 years ago - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

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Trending: New Cross-Industry Partnerships Give Circular Design a Major Push
Trending: New Cross-Industry Partnerships Give Circular Design a Major Push

6 years ago - The circular economy continues to gain steam as key players in the sustainability sphere join forces to unlock new opportunities to create positive impacts. First, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) have partnered to drive momentum towards a circular economy.

Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator
Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator

6 years ago - Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, veterans and military families, and people who are transitioning back into society — to receive digital skills training over the next three years.

Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day
Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day

6 years ago - Goodwill Industries International celebrates National Thrift Shop Day and encourages people across the nation to shop at Goodwill to do more than just snag great deals. With each purchase at Goodwill, shoppers contribute to programs that provide job placement, education, training, and career development that help people in the community earn jobs.

Goodwill® Ranks #1 On enso's World Value Index For The Second Year
Goodwill® Ranks #1 On enso's World Value Index For The Second Year

6 years ago - Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training and education services, has been ranked #1 on the annual World Value Index, an anticipated annual report that ranks world-class organizations by measuring and ranking each brand's overall World Value, according to people's perceptions. In the rankings, Goodwill leads Amazon, Google, Kellogg's, Microsoft and other Fortune 100 and 500 brands.

Art Students Recycle Donated Fabric to Bring Boutique Style to Goodwill Store
Art Students Recycle Donated Fabric to Bring Boutique Style to Goodwill Store

7 years ago - The Goodwill store on Forsyth Road is getting a boutique makeover thanks to the art department at Wesleyan College. Under a new partnership with the college, Goodwill has created an artist gallery in the store in the Wesleyan Station shopping center. The students took donated Goodwill materials and turned them into wall hangings that are now decorating the store along with Pitts’ designs and ceramics. Each month, a new display will be featured in the shop. “The monthly featured artists in the gallery space will provide new reasons to shop at the Wesleyan Station Goodwill store,” said James Stiff, president of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, who suggested the collaboration.

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Sealed Air Named Goodwill 2016 Power Partner
Sealed Air Named Goodwill 2016 Power Partner

7 years ago - Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has named Sealed Air their 2016 Power Partner. This prestigious award was established to recognize organizations that provide ongoing and sizeable work opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages. “There is a shared belief in the Power of Work,” said Jackie Hallberg, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries. “The work our Power Partner companies provide improves the lives of countless individuals by creating an opportunity for people to learn, earn a paycheck and develop a sense of purpose and self-worth.”

Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday
Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday

7 years ago - Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Goodwill Works with Ray Products to Launch Textile Recycling Solution
Goodwill Works with Ray Products to Launch Textile Recycling Solution

7 years ago - A series of Goodwill goBINs, thermoformed by Ray Products, are being deployed to Goodwill chapters around the country. The goBINs make it easier and more convenient than ever for city dwellers to recycle clothing and textiles. "Convenience is the most important factor for people deciding what to do with the items they no longer need," said SF Goodwill Director of Donations Leslie Bilbro.

Give Back Box, Goodwill Helping Growing List of Retailers, Consumers Eliminate Waste
Give Back Box, Goodwill Helping Growing List of Retailers, Consumers Eliminate Waste

7 years ago - Mission-driven startup Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela, who at the time was running an online shoe store. The idea was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago, who was holding up a sign saying he needed a pair of shoes. Wiela returned later that day with shoes for him, but he was gone. She spent that night thinking about what she could do with all the empty boxes in her warehouse and also help people like that man, and a new social enterprise was born.

Goodwill of Central Arizona Partners with Career Connectors to Serve Valley Residents in Career Transition
Goodwill of Central Arizona Partners with Career Connectors to Serve Valley Residents in Career Transition

7 years ago - Finding meaningful work just got a little easier for thousands of Arizona residents when Goodwill of Central Arizona and Valley-based non-profit Career Connectors announced today they would enter into partnership to help better serve those in career transition in the greater Phoenix area. Goodwill, with 19 no-cost career centers across the Valley, has been extremely successful at helping local jobseekers find employment. Their career centers are funded through donations and Goodwill retail stores.

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Levi’s and Goodwill Are Making It Easier to Donate Clothes This Holiday Season
Levi’s and Goodwill Are Making It Easier to Donate Clothes This Holiday Season

8 years ago - Only 15 percent of textile waste is donated or recycled in the United States. About 21 billion pounds of clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery, and other textiles end up in American landfills every year, which adds up to more than 5 percent of the country’s municipal solid waste. At the same time, textile recyclers claim that up to 95 percent of textiles can be reused or recycled.

How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships
How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships

8 years ago - On Tuesday, the week of learning at SB ’15 San Diego continued as Nina Goodrich, director of GreenBlue, moderated a discussion on innovative partnerships around recycling and reuse initiatives.

10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond
10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

9 years ago - If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and influence of its efforts. That’s much easier said than done, of course, though we are seeing a number of encouraging trends within the Sustainable Brands community that, while still nascent, are promising to deliver a lot of value for years to come. Here is a list of 10 such trends that are top of mind for our team at the moment:

Uber and Goodwill Partner to Make Spring Cleaning Simple and Easy
Uber and Goodwill Partner to Make Spring Cleaning Simple and Easy

9 years ago - Spring cleaning this year just got a little easier: On Saturday, May 2nd, donating old clothes will be a breeze thanks to a partnership between Goodwill and Uber. Donors can open the Uber app on Saturday, select the GIVE option at the bottom of the screen and request a pickup for their donations to be delivered directly to their local Goodwill, free of charge.

Goodwill, NIU partner again for ‘Give and Go! Move Out’
Goodwill, NIU partner again for ‘Give and Go! Move Out’

9 years ago - College students urged to donate responsibly, recognize social impact With the end of the spring semester and students packing up for the summer break, Northern Illinois University is preparing for the annual flood of unwanted household items typically discarded by students departing on-campus housing.Students leaving campus encounter storage and car trunks that can only hold so much, and often leave perfectly good clothes, electronics, books and furniture in overflowing campus dumpsters.

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Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability extends from its retail stores to its international headquarters.
Goodwill’s commitment to sustainability extends from its retail stores to its international headquarters.

9 years ago - ROCKVILLE, MD – April 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Long before the first Earth Day in 1970, a Methodist minister in Boston, MA, Rev. Edgar J. Helms, pioneered the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice in 1902.