DIY Deer Costume from Goodwill supplies for Halloween

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Rachel Nelson posted in DIY from Goodwill Finds, Halloween, Retail

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    We’re big believers in growing imaginations while reducing waste which is one reason why we love DIY kids Halloween costumes made from Goodwill finds. A few years ago, we were inspired by the movie Frozen to try our hand at the lovable woodland creature, the reindeer.

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    Halloween Costume Co-Chairs Top Tips for Costume Shopping at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Community Partners, Retail

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    Most people don’t dream up their Halloween costumes in February. Then again, most people aren’t among the 100 volunteers of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Guild, planning the country’s oldest haunted house — and the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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    An Easy Fall Decor DIY from Goodwill Finds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 8:17:21 AM / by Rachel Nelson posted in DIY from Goodwill Finds, Retail

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    Setting the scene: You're hosting an autumn-inspired meal for a group of friends and though the food could speak for itself, you'd really like to add that Joanna Gaines touch to your table. Alas, your crafting and decorating skills—on a scale of one to ten—would be in the below zero range. Fear not, we've got the perfect craft for you! For around $8 and 10-15 minutes of your time, you can create a simple, elegant, fall-friendly decoration, make several for a centerpiece or scatter them around the house for a continuous touch.

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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, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, 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, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, 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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    Goodwill Accommodates Employee with Disability

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 9:16:53 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Disability Services, Retail

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    Passed by Congress in 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that protects individuals from discrimination based on a disability. The ADA requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with a disability and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

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    Disabled Hoosier Overcomes Challenges, Pays It Forward

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Education, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    Born with cerebral palsy, Nathanial Gregory credits his successful high school experience in part to accommodations that were designed to help him overcome his educational barriers. Upon graduation, he enrolled in college – the first in his family to attend – and found himself in an unfamiliar academic setting with little knowledgeable guidance.

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    Discovering New Career Possibilities Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 5:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    When Patrick Gnall first joined Goodwill in 2013, he was hired as an associate at the Fishers store. Having recently relocated from another state, he didn’t have a large support system or a professional credential. He experienced social anxiety and lacked direction for his future.

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    It's Never Too Late to Make the Grade at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 11:41:25 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    The typical student at The Excel Center® – Goodwill’s high school for adult learners – is between 18-24 years old, but returning to school at the age of 47 isn’t the only characteristic that separates Brenda Leake from most of her classmates.

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    Overcoming Barriers to Employment with Goodwill Guides

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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