July 15, 2019

2019 We Care Wednesday

The Orange County Fair has begun! You can get into the fair for FREE this year simply by giving back to your local community! As part of #WeCareWednesday, the OC Fair is partnering with several Orange County nonprofit organizations, including Share our Shelves, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, OC Food Bank, Think Together...
OC Fair We Care Wednesday Invitation card with events listed

June 27, 2019

Patriotic Pride With #OCGoodwill

Oh, my stars & stripes – Fourth of July is almost here! Whether you’re going to a barbecue, picnic or pool party, show your patriotic pride with festive looks from Goodwill of Orange County. Check out what we discovered at some of our local stores! LITTLE FIRECRACKERS Looking for an outfit for your little one?...
Girls' sleeveless dress and shoes with stripes and stars

June 4, 2019

Spring Fashion Finds with #OCGoodwill

The air is fresh, flowers have bloomed and the weather is starting to warm up – it must be spring! It’s time to replace those bulky winter sweaters with light and airy pieces for the new season. Lucky for you #OCGoodwill is here to help make your winter to spring wardrobe transition seamless and affordable....
Heels, half shoes, and bags

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...