August 21, 2020

From homeless with 35 cents in his pocket, to a job, an apartment and a new outlook on life: Army Veteran Everett’s Story

Tom Boscamp, an Army Veteran himself, is the Director of the Veterans Resource Center at Coastline Community College’s Garden Grove Campus, and Chair of the Education Working Group for the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC).  The Coastline Community College Veterans Resource Center is across the street from Garden Grove Library and a...
Everett Corral

July 15, 2020

Partnership Spotlight: CHOC Hospital

Goodwill of Orange County and CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) have been partners for several years now. Currently, CHOC employs two Goodwill program participants within its Environmental Services (EVS) department. The management team at CHOC have made it a priority to ensure everyone is working well and safely during this pandemic. In the midst...
Liliana wearing mask and PPE at Children's Hospital of Orange County

June 17, 2020

Partnership Highlight: St. Joseph Hospital

#OCGoodwill’s partnership with St. Joseph Hospital spans for many years. Currently, the hospital employs two participants in a group setting and four participants in an individual setting. All six team members are in charge of different tasks within the Environmental Services (EVS) Department. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, fear set in with all...
Male and female workers with cleaning equipment at a hospital corridor

June 10, 2020

Partnership Spotlight: CareCo

In 2019, a great partnership between #OCGoodwill’s Supported Employment program and CareCo in Mission Viejo was born. Led by owner Jeff Martin and Manager Fred Knilans, the collaboration continues to strengthen and reflect Goodwill’s core values. CareCo, manufacturers of Scent Bomb air freshener, currently employs three deserving and hardworking Supported Employment program participants — Iman...
Four workers wearing masks at CareCo

June 3, 2020

An Open Letter to Our Goodwill Team Members

Dear Goodwill of Orange County Team: When I watched the graphic video of George Floyd killed by the knees of a police officer, I was shocked, angry and heartbroken. I thought, “How could this be happening again? What is wrong with us? Have we not learned?” What happened to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and...
Black background with a grey heart

May 24, 2020

We’ve Missed You – We Are Excited to Welcome You Back

We’re so excited to welcome you back to Goodwill of Orange County. We’re reopening some of our stores and donation sites with safety at heart. On Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m., we will begin our phased reopening with eight stores, for both shopping and donating, one remote donation site and our Marketplace. Our community’s...
Goodwill logo on wall

May 14, 2020

An Update to Our Goodwill Community About Reopening

It has now been eight weeks since we closed the doors of our stores, donation sites and program facilities. We miss our community – we miss our customers, our donors, and being able to see our Goodwill team members every day. The past several months have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, and we’re working...
An update to our goodwill community about reopening

March 26, 2020

An Update to Our Goodwill of Orange County Community

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our organization, our community and the world is momentous and historic. This week, we joined thousands of businesses and organizations across the country in making the terribly painful decision to furlough the vast majority of our workforce due to the disruption from COVID-19. From the very beginning, we...
A message to our goodwill of orange county community about covid-19

March 17, 2020

Temporary Store and Program Closures

To our Goodwill of Orange County Community, In immediate response to the County of Orange’s Health Officer Order, all Goodwill of Orange County retail locations, donation sites, distribution center and programs will be closed until further notice. We realize the impact these closures will have on our employees and our loyal shoppers and donors. Remote...
A message to our goodwill of orange county community about covid-19

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