Building Our Communities One Donation at a Time

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2023 1:30:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Foundation, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Strategic Plan, Goodwill Education, LGBTQ

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    Thanks to your support, lives are being changed in your community. In addition to significant growth in our Retail, eCommerce and Commercial Services divisions over the past year, we currently employ nearly 5,000 Hoosiers – 61% of whom have barriers to employment, like a disability, criminal history or lack of a high school diploma. 

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    Making a Fresh Start

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2023 1:09:41 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Pride Month, LGBTQ, DEI

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    Kris Bussey was only 10 years old when she was first introduced to painkillers on the school bus. 

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    Dedicated Teacher Makes a Difference in the Classroom

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, The Excel Center, Education, Retail, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education

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    Sarah Schwartz graduated from Indiana University Southeast in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in education and a concentration in math. There weren’t many positions available for math teachers near her home in southern Indiana, so she continued to work part-time in the IU Southeast math lab. She also got a second job at a Goodwill retail store to earn extra income.

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    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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    Life Goes On | Ashley's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Kari Podany posted in Employment, Retail, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    In 2003, at the age of 15, Ashley Brummet was in a horrific car accident that changed her life. She broke her back and was told by doctors she would live in constant pain. As a result, she was prescribed pain medication to help her manage her symptoms. 

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    Support Every Step of the Way

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2023 4:00:00 PM / by Chris Wass posted in Employment, Success Story, Retail, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    When Melissa Lebo started her career at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana in 2015, she had been out of the criminal justice system for four months. As she reentered the workforce, she was unsure of how far she could go in her career and personal life. Little did she know, Goodwill’s wraparound services and programs were ready to help her achieve her goals.

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    Every Day Is Earth Day at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Employment, Education, Goodwill Donation, Retail, Mission Awareness, Earth Day, Sustainability

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    For many, Earth Day is an annual reminder to invest in our planet. April 22 serves as a call to action to reflect on how we individually and collectively impact our environment and to focus on actions we might take to help strengthen our local communities and global climate.

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    SCSEP Participants Find Opportunities in Goodwill’s Network

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2023 3:30:00 PM / by Maria Adsit posted in Employment, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Retail, Mission Awareness

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    The Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has remained steadfast in connecting program participants ages 55+ with paid, on-the-job training opportunities from local community partners and within Goodwill’s network. These opportunities reintroduce them to the workforce, allow them to practice new skills and open doors for potential career paths. In the first quarter of SCSEP’s 2022 program year, seven participants obtained employment at their training site.

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month with Jessica Coslett

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2023 3:30:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Employment, Retail, Leadership Spotlight

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    As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana continues to highlight women leaders who contribute to the mission of changing lives daily through education, health and employment. 

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    Keeping the Good Going: One Year Strategic Plan Update

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Sheila Dollaske posted in Education, Retail, mental health, Strategic Plan

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    One year ago, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana launched its 2022-24 One Goodwill strategic plan, and we're proud to share some of the highlights after a year of collaborative work.
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