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

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...
exterior view of goodwill of orange country building

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