March 1, 2019

ATEC Helps Lily Find Her Voice

Just before her 2nd birthday, Lily was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that involves early regression in communication and motor abilities. It is associated with severe motor planning difficulties and apraxia, which impacts speech production and other motor movements. Her mother, Malin, remembers Lily slowly losing her words, and how confusing and scary...

February 12, 2019

Where is Lester?

At the Laguna Niguel IRS Office, there is one smile that, without fail, arrives to work every day. Behind this grin is an infectious joy that has garnered quite the reputation around the office. Not a day goes by where Lester’s presence and personality aren’t sought after and appreciated. With the help of Goodwill of...

February 8, 2019

Love Is In The Air At #OCGoodwill

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re having a romantic dinner date or spending time with your friends, Goodwill of Orange County is here to help you celebrate the day of love while looking and feeling your best. DRESS TO IMPRESS This holiday is the perfect excuse to break out that pink or...

January 31, 2019

Tidying Up With #OCGoodwill

Have you watched the new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo? If you haven’t, here’s the Spark Notes version: An organization expert helps clients clear their clutter using the KonMari method. If an item does not specifically spark joy into your life, the goal is to donate the item so that it can do...

January 29, 2019

ILDEFONZO FINDS CAREER AND COLLEGE SUCCESS

Ildefonzo proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Special Purpose Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Journeyman for more than five years. After his service, Ildefonzo enrolled in the engineering program at Cerritos College and earned a certificate in Engineering Design Technology and an Associate in Arts in Engineering Design Technology. Without slowing down...

January 25, 2019

New Year, New You with #OCGoodwill

The new year is upon us and that means resolutions, clean slates and a restored amount of willpower to start the year on an active and healthy note. As you set your 2019 fitness goals in stone, check out your local Goodwill of Orange County store to score great deals on new workout gear. Confidence...

January 14, 2019

Explore shopgoodwill.com’s Treasures Today – Part Five

shopgoodwill.com brings thousands of one-of-a-kind Goodwill donations from across the nation together into one incredible online treasure box. Have you taken your love for Goodwill shopping into cyber space? shopgoodwill.com is the first and largest e-commerce auction platform created and operated by a nonprofit, Goodwill of Orange County. More than 120 Goodwill organizations nationwide list...

January 3, 2019

A POWER SANTA DOESN’T HAVE

By Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County One night a year, Santa flies through the sky, leaving trinkets under trees. Not to knock St. Nick, but the power you yield is far more impressive. You have the power to help 27,000 local veterans and people with disabilities achieve productivity and independence. You...

November 26, 2018

VINTAGE FALL FINDS WITH #OCGOODWILL

Holiday jingles are playing and Christmas lights are going up but, believe it or not, fall is still in full swing through the end of December! We have been inspired by the vintage craze this season. And let’s be honest, name a more iconic duo than #OCGoodwill and vintage fashion – you can’t! Check out...

November 14, 2018

#OCGOODWILL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS FIND THEIR HAPPY PLACE IN ANAHEIM – AND IT’S NOT DISNEYLAND

Tropicana Inn & Suites and Camelot Inn & Suites in Anaheim were looking for committed and driven individuals to join their growing teams. It was then that the bustling hotels, located adjacent to Disneyland, turned to Goodwill of Orange County’s Community-Based Services and Supported Employment programs. OC Goodwill’s Community-Based Services program increases employment choices for...