Goodwill Hosts 700 Volunteers in One Day

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2018 3:05:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail, ClickGoodwill, Goodwill Outlet, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, The Excel Center, Community Partners, 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 Goodwill Donation, Goodwill Outlet, Retail, ClickGoodwill, Vintage Vogue by GW, Goodwill Boutique

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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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    A Second Chance For Career Success at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2017 7:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Goodwill Outlet, Retail

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    Individuals who were recently incarcerated face a number of challenges reentering society. Primary among them are limited job opportunities.

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    Ex-Offender Finds Opportunities at Goodwill After 17 Years Incarcerated

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, Criminal History, Goodwill Outlet, Success Story, Retail

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    When James Wilson was incarcerated in 1996, he was facing 42 years for conspiracy to deal drugs. He knew when he walked into the penitentiary at 37 years old that he needed to make changes in his life if he was going to turn things around. After 17 years, with a squeaky clean record as an inmate, Wilson appealed to the courts for an early release. His request was granted, and he was released – on house arrest.

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    Verdell knows hard work pays off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Goodwill Outlet, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    It’s apparent within minutes of meeting Verdell Evans that she has a burning desire to succeed. Previously, she was fueled by negative influences and destructive choices. She left home at a young age and used and sold drugs. She was incarcerated twice, serving nearly 18 years in prison. Having fulfilled the terms of her sentence and parole, Evans is now blazing a trail that she had never thought possible.

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    Kenny McLin | Long-Time Goodwill Employee

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Sam Perry posted in Employment, Goodwill Outlet, Retail

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