March 17, 2020

To Our Veteran Community – Your Health and Safety is Our Priority

Veterans, Family Members and Partners of the Tierney Center for Veteran Services, In response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Tierney Center has moved to limited operations. Our primary concern – now and always – is to safeguard our employees, as well as our clients.  Most of the assistance we provide can be done...
Tierney Center for Veteran Services

March 16, 2020

A Note to Our Goodwill Community About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To Our Goodwill Community, Our priority – now and always—is the health and safety of our Goodwill team members, shoppers, donors, partners and their families. We continue to monitor the evolving updates related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our local communities and are proactively doing everything we can to keep our stores open...
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December 17, 2019

OC Goodwill Program Supports Mirtha’s Career Goals

Mirtha is a recent graduate from Goodwill of Orange County’s General Office Clerk program. In this course, she was able to create an impactful cover letter and resume and develop professional communication and technical skills. She looks forward to applying her new job skills to achieve her career goals. GoodLearning Academy classes can help you...
Mirtha is a recent graduate from Goodwill of Orange County’s General Office Clerk program

December 11, 2019

The Importance of Your Donations

Purpose. Pride. Dignity. These three words are the foundation that Goodwill of Orange County’s mission was built on more than 95 years ago. Making a donation to Goodwill helps fuel our mission and change lives in our community. When an individual with a physical disability is given his or her chance to thrive in the...
Two ladies hugging at Goodwill of Orange County

December 5, 2019

Ethan’s Life Changed Through the Power of Work

Soft-spoken and shy. Those were the two words most often used to describe Ethan – that is, until he was given the opportunity to work. In January of 2018, Ethan was selected to be a part of Goodwill of Orange County’s Project SEARCH program, a one-year training and education program in partnership with UCI Medical...
A man poses in a commercial kitchen as he chops vegetables

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...
Nicole Suydam with Jennifer Friend, CEO of Project Hope Alliance

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...
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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...
Natalie Buchoz at Goodwill fitness center

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...
President and CEO Nicole Suydam's photo

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...
A man smiling at his office