Announcing Goodwill's 2023 Award Honorees...

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2023 10:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, Parents, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, LGBTQ

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    Each year, Goodwill celebrates some of the most extraordinary Hoosiers we serve through a ceremony that honors recipients across seven award categories. Eligible nominees include employees, students, program participants and community partners. When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you're empowering people in your community, like those whose stories you can watch below, so thank you for your support. Together we're changing lives!

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    Goodwill Celebrates Juneteenth

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Ivan P. Cropper posted in Goodwill Commercial Services, Children's Learning Center, Goodwill Outlet, ClickGoodwill, Retail, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    June 19, or “Juneteenth” as it’s commonly known, commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black residents in Texas learned from Union soldiers that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years before. 

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    Sustainability the Goodwill Way

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2021 11:10:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Goodwill Outlet, Retail, Mission Awareness

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    When most people think of sustainability, they think of recycling trash, using reusable shopping and produce bags or using recyclable materials in their homes. But, buying secondhand and vintage clothing, shoes and other items is also a great way to practice sustainability and reduce the strain on our natural resources. 

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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 Outlet, Retail, Southern Indiana, Mission Coaches

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    Lily Howell 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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    My Outlet Shopping Adventure

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Goodwill Outlet, Goodwill Intern, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    As I walked through the sliding glass doors of the Goodwill Outlet-North, I was taken aback by all of the movement happening throughout the store Goodwill employees were working hard to rotate the large, blue bins out onto the floor — a process that happens every hour. Customers shopped around the employees, seamlessly moving from bin to bin, as any outlet veteran would. Some shoppers parked up against the outlet walls, protecting full carts as they waited on family members and friends who were still browsing.

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    The Goodwill Indy Interns Outlet Adventure

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Rachel Nelson posted in DIY from Goodwill Finds, Goodwill Outlet, Goodwill Intern, Retail

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    This post was originally posted July 7, 2012

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    Leading by Example

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, Retail, Mission Coaches

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    Angel Beyersdorfer struggled with drug addiction for a decade before she finally hit rock bottom. She lost her home, car and driver’s license and couldn’t hold down a job.

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    Goodwill Hosts 700 Volunteers in One Day

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2018 3:05:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Goodwill Outlet, ClickGoodwill, Retail, Volunteers, Lilly Global Day of Service

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana recently hosted more than 700 volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, for Lilly’s Global Day of Service. This initiative is one of the largest single-day volunteer programs of any global enterprise.

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    My First Time at a Goodwill Outlet

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Scott Crabb posted in Goodwill Outlet, Goodwill Intern, Retail

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    It has become a tradition to send the Goodwill marketing interns to the Goodwill Outlet for their first shopping experience, requesting they report back with any tips, tricks and noteworthy findings.  This past summer's intern, Scott Crabb, went to visit one of our Goodwill Outlets. We armed him with gloves and the ever-important rule of "don't touch anything until all the bins are together." 

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    Life of a Goodwill Donation

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2017 7:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Vintage Vogue by GW, Goodwill Boutique, Goodwill Donation, Goodwill Outlet, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, consumers are discarding more clothing and textiles than ever before, with 12 million tons ending up in landfills in 2012 alone. As responsible stewards of your donations, Goodwill strives to be  as  environmentally low impact as possible. We can assure you the smallest donations — even your unmatched socks — support Goodwill’s mission.

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