September 7, 2018

STANDING STRONG, BILL EXERCISES GREATER INDEPENDENCE

“It’s been a lot of hard work, but I am pretty independent now and the Goodwill Fitness & Technology Center has helped me tremendously,” says Bill Calliham reflecting on his past six years of membership. After being diagnosed with Guillan-Barré syndrome, the mobility of his arms and legs was greatly affected. Bill went from being...
Bill Calliham

September 4, 2018

GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY NAMES NICOLE SUYDAM AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

Goodwill of Orange County announced today the appointment of Nicole Suydam as president and CEO of the social enterprise organization. Suydam, who served nearly a decade as Goodwill of Orange County’s vice president of Development, has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience working with local and national nonprofits dedicated to meeting human...
Nicole Suydam

August 30, 2018

EXPLORE SHOPGOODWILL.COM’S TREASURES TODAY – PART THREE

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...

August 22, 2018

WITH HARD WORK COMES GREAT REWARDS

Think back to one of your first jobs. Were you in high school or was it during summer vacation? Were you excited, anxious or even scared? Think back to all the lessons you learned during your first work experiences. How to get along with coworkers, the importance of punctuality, and following a dress code. How...
Charles

August 18, 2018

SEAMLESS SUMMER TO FALL FASHION WITH #OCGOODWILL

How is it already August? As the final weeks of summer come to an end, it’s the perfect time to start transitioning your wardrobe into the new fall season. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest in fashion news, Goodwill of Orange County is here to help. This fall, it’s all about plaid...
Plaid Jacket

August 9, 2018

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH: #OCGOODWILL’S ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE CENTER MANAGER LAUREN MENNIG

Getting to know Goodwill of OC’s Assistive Technology Exchange Center Manager Lauren Mennig. Name: Lauren Mennig Title: Assistive Technology Exchange Center Manager Years working at Goodwill of OC: 10 What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill? Being a part of a team that is passionate about serving and working with our program participants. Also, being...
Lauren Mennig

July 31, 2018

ALEX’S JOURNEY TO REACH HER GOALS

The most difficult thing a person can do is talk about the most personal time in their life. Alex was diagnosed in Spring of 2016 with a mental disability– bipolar disorder. Isa, her wife (fiancé at the time), noticed Alex was not her usual self a few weeks prior to the diagnosis. After a difficult...
Alex

July 24, 2018

A SHINING EXAMPLE OF GENEROSITY

Earlier this month, Goodwill of Orange County received a legacy gift for more than $450,000 from the late Orange County resident, Norman Smith. Janet Van Emon, a close friend to Norman, presented the check to Goodwill during a special luncheon at Goodwill of Orange County’s corporate headquarters in Santa Ana. Norman Smith is a shining...
Janet Van Emon and Goodwill staff holding $450,000 check

July 14, 2018

2018 GOODWILL GOLF INVITATIONAL

Goodwill of Orange County hosted its annual Goodwill Golf Invitational on Monday, June 11 at the renowned Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast. More than $185,000 was raised at the invitational to support Goodwill’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services, a comprehensive resource connecting veterans and their families to services that enhance their lives. More...
Sign that reads Welcome to the 2018 Goodwill of Orange County Golf Invitational

July 6, 2018

EXPLORE SHOPGOODWILL.COM’S TREASURES TODAY – PART TWO

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 unique auction items on the site, including collectibles, art, designer apparel, electronics, jewelry and more. More than 90-percent of an item’s final sale price goes back to the Goodwill...
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