June 4, 2019

#OCGoodwill Celebrates Goodwill Industries Week

Last week, Goodwill of Orange County celebrated Goodwill Industries Week. Observed the first full week of May since 1951, Goodwill Industries Week highlights the mission of Goodwill – helping people facing barriers find and keep meaningful employment. Instead of hosting a sale or a job fair, our top executives rolled up their sleeves to work...
Employees at Goodwill of Orange County poses as they celebrate Goodwill Industries Week.

May 27, 2019

Wishing You All a Worthy Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day.  For many Americans, it’s simply a long weekend, a vacation time. Greetings of “Happy Memorial Day” can be heard at backyard barbecues and on the beach. This is all good, as we should celebrate the freedom to pursue happiness in our lives and thank those who serve our great United States....
Member of United States Military speaking into microphone on Memorial Day

May 22, 2019

Goodwill of Orange County’s Difference Maker – Eric Bisaillon

Last month, one of our own, Goodwill of Orange County Business Development Manager Eric Bisaillon was recognized with the Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award at Santa Ana Chamber’s 2019 Difference Makers event. The annual event honors local business leaders and outstanding graduating students who are impacting our community in extraordinary ways. And that is...
Goodwill of Orange County Business Development Manager receiving Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award at Santa Ana Chambers 2019

April 12, 2019

Goodwill of OC Earns Four-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Goodwill of Orange County has again earned a four-star rating, the highest possible ranking, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The four-star rating demonstrates our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the sixth consecutive year we have earned the top distinction! Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis,...
Four star charity navigator rating

March 26, 2019

Spreading Good at the Dan & Sheila Rogers Kindness Cafe

Dan and Sheila Rogers are the type of people you never forget. One encounter with them and you’re immediately enthralled by their kindness, their generosity, their commitment to serving others. As Goodwill of Orange County’s former CEO, Dan left an incredible mark on the organization. He established many of Goodwill’s key programs and initiatives, and...
Interior of Dan and Sheila Rogers Kindness Cafe

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...
A little girl with neurological disorder looking at an eye-gaze speech generating device by TobiiDynavox, in which she uses her eyes to communicate.

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...
Pink sweater and floral heels

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...
Pants and shirts folded in a drawer

January 29, 2019


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...