November 20, 2019

Sharing Goodwill Episode Two: Jennifer Friend of Project Hope Alliance

“I believe very much that we need to not only meet the basic needs and educational needs of our kids, but we need to make sure that they have the ability to have inspired passions and things that they care about that are meaningful to them and poverty takes that ability away.”– Jennifer Friend, Sharing...

October 29, 2019

Spooktacular Last-Minute Halloween Costumes at #OCGoodwill

In need of a last-minute Halloween costume? How about a masquerade mask or a witch’s broom? Goodwill of Orange County has plenty of tricks and treats, So be sure to stop in before loading up on sweets! #OCGoodwill has spooktacular themes and accessories for all your costume needs! And best of all? All Halloween merchandise...

October 25, 2019

Natalie’s Pursuit of Recovery Continues at the Goodwill Fitness Center

During a fateful skiing accident at age 16, Natalie Buchoz’s life was forever changed as a spinal cord injury left her paralyzed from the neck down. “I learned quickly that my new life was going to be filled with incredibly difficult daily challenges,” said Natalie. “Many people take for granted the small tasks we do...

October 15, 2019

Five Questions With: #OCGoodwill’s President and CEO Nicole Suydam

Name: Nicole Suydam Title: President and CEO Years working at Goodwill of OC: One year on October 15 What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill? Seeing the impact of our work directly as people with disabilities and other barriers are working throughout our Goodwill locations, always with a smile and so excited to be working. What...

October 11, 2019

Blake’s Life Changed Through the Power of Work

There are many defining characteristics of Blake. He is smart, kind and determined. His cerebral palsy is just one of several features that make him the person he is. With a degree from Chapman University in Legal Studies and a drive to work, you would think it would be easy for Blake to find a...

September 19, 2019

Fall into Fashion this Season with #OCGoodwill!

Snap out of summer mode because it’s time for fall – and even more exciting fall fashion! Check out the fall fashion trends we have our eyes on with pieces discovered at some of our local Goodwill of Orange County stores! GETTING CATTY Leopard is a timeless print that reigns the fashion jungle during the...

September 13, 2019

Miles’ Hard Work Leads to Promotion

Miles is a capable, driven young man, who at 30 years old, wanted to work, but was having no luck finding employment. He did not view his cerebral palsy as a limitation, but many of the employers he was interviewing with did. That all changed in 2015 when he met Jay and Sammer, the owners...

September 5, 2019

Two Exceptional and Compassionate Bank of America Student Leaders Intern at Goodwill of Orange County

Earlier this summer, Goodwill of Orange County partnered with Bank of America to provide an inside look at the organization through an engaging internship for two local high school students through Bank of America’s Student Leaders program. The philanthropic program offers young people in Orange County an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills...

August 29, 2019

Goodwill of OC Celebrated #NationalThriftStoreDay on August 17!

Saturday, August 17 was National Thrift Store Day! Best day of the year? We think so! National Thrift Store Day is more than just snagging great deals. On this day, thrifters and bargain shoppers not only celebrate the values of up-cycling, re-using, smart shopping and thrifty fashion, but are given the opportunity to have an...

August 23, 2019

10,000 People Care for #OCGoodwill on We Care Wednesday!

Earlier this month, OC Fair attendees had the opportunity to receive free admission and a free carnival ride ticket simply by donating five new or gently used clothing items to Goodwill of Orange County. During this year’s clothing drive more than 10,000 community members showed up and donated an amazing 31,538 pounds of clothing! Each...