Creating Second Chances Through Local Partnerships

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, Criminal History

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    When Hotel Tango contracted with Goodwill Commercial Services to label their signature bottles, and later to bottle hand sanitizer, it was the start of a great partnership. Because of the special shape of the bottles, it was difficult to get the labels in the correct position every time — until Willie Burroughs got involved.

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    A Goodwill Guide Makes All the Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Goodwill Outlet, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Lily Howell, 20, began her journey with Goodwill in 2018 when she enrolled in The Excel Center® Clarksville, Goodwill’s high school for adults, and accepted a position as a part-time associate at the Goodwill retail store down the street. She also met her Guide, Chris Wass. Serving our retail employees, students and other program participants, Goodwill Guides work to identify strengths and challenges and help develop paths to success that involve setting career and financial goals.

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    Homelessness Did Not Stop Determined Student

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Gobbling Up November Savings at Goodwill Indy

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in DIY from Goodwill Finds, DIY, Retail, Fall Decor

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    Thanksgiving may not be a holiday associated with putting up lights or a tree, but that does not mean that Thanksgiving decorations do not exist. Luckily, Goodwill has over 70 retail and outlet locations throughout central and southern Indiana that can help you find exactly what you need this holiday season. 

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    Meet Chaston: Veteran, Father, and Excel Center Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Veteran

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    Veterans Day is an important day to honor and show appreciation for all who have served in the United States military. Goodwill takes pride in its employment and education of our military veterans — veterans like Chaston Calvin.

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    “My nurse was a rock.”

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2020 9:25:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant

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    When Briante Melton, 26, became pregnant several years ago, she didn’t have a great deal of family support. 

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    SCSEP Participant Uses Innovative Technology to Thrive

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jo Young posted in Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    In 2015, James Hayes was diagnosed with a vision impairment called low-vision, caused by glaucoma and other deficiencies. At the onset of this diagnosis, James was employed by Indianapolis Public Schools but left due to the disease’s progression.

    As his vision continued to diminish, James learned to adapt to his new circumstance as best he could by working with other not-for-profit organizations that assisted those with vision impairments. One of those agencies referred him to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. 

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    Goodwill Offers Black Friday Inspired Deals Each Weekend This Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Retail, Weekend Rewards

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is celebrating the month of November with special discounts and promotions for rewards members. To help keep shoppers, guests and store associates safe, Goodwill will spread its unique Black Friday-inspired “Weekend Rewards” discounts across every weekend this month.

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    Celebrating 10 Years of Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    This year, Derrick Powe celebrates 10 years of employment at Goodwill, beginning as a groundskeeper and now working as a janitor for Goodwill Commercial Services.

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    Prioritizing Spending During a Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 1:15:00 PM / by Nathan Simpson posted in Success Story, Education, Goodwill Guides

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    When much of the world shut down in March due to the pandemic, a lot of people were left without jobs, or income to be able to pay their bills.  For those who were unable to collect unemployment benefits, there were few options available to stay afloat. One of those people was Goodwill Guides participant Rizan Hajji.  

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