August 31, 2021

Back-2-School Styles and Savings ✏️🎒

Look cool for back to school! Find back-to-school items and styles to set yourself up for success at your local Goodwill of Orange County store location! 
Dresses displayed in clothing racks at goodwill store

July 30, 2021

OC Goodwill Highlights! ⭐

2020 challenged us to think differently about how we serve our community. Take a look to see Goodwill’s 2020 impact! 
A lady with mask on raising her one hand with gloves

March 26, 2021

Sharing Goodwill: The Power of Food

Whether Roasted Pork Loin, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, or a Southwestern Salad, one thing is clear after listening to Bill Bracken: there is power in cooking food for others.    Join Goodwill of Orange County’s CEO, Nicole Suydam, on this week’s Sharing Goodwill podcast: a platform for uplifting stories of hope and good. This week, we are...
Bill Bracken

January 4, 2021

Goodwill Partners with High School Inc. to Spread Holiday Cheer to Santa Ana Families

The holiday season looked and felt a little different for many families and students here in Orange County this year. In Santa Ana, many students come from low-income families struggling to make ends meet, even more so now in this economic crisis. For those living under the federal poverty line, the holiday season can be...
A man dressed up as Santa Claus handing over holiday basket to a person inside a car

December 18, 2020

Donating is Always in Style: Goodwill of Orange County Partners with Nordstrom Local in Newport Beach to Collect Gently Used Fashion

Goodwill of Orange County is excited to be the nonprofit partner of choice at Nordstrom’s latest neighborhood service hub in Newport Beach! Called Nordstrom Local, the location serves as a convenient services hub for online order pickup and returns, express alterations and more. Store services include: Online order pick-up Alterations and Tailoring Services Easy Returns...
Donation boxes filled with clothes, toys and other items

October 11, 2019

Blake’s Life Changed Through the Power of Work

There are many defining characteristics of Blake. He is smart, kind and determined. His cerebral palsy is just one of several features that make him the person he is. With a degree from Chapman University in Legal Studies and a drive to work, you would think it would be easy for Blake to find a...
A man smiling at his office

August 23, 2019

10,000 People Care for #OCGoodwill on We Care Wednesday!

Earlier this month, OC Fair attendees had the opportunity to receive free admission and a free carnival ride ticket simply by donating five new or gently used clothing items to Goodwill of Orange County. During this year’s clothing drive more than 10,000 community members showed up and donated an amazing 31,538 pounds of clothing! Each...
People with clothes at the OC Fair shows

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

January 3, 2019


By Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County One night a year, Santa flies through the sky, leaving trinkets under trees. Not to knock St. Nick, but the power you yield is far more impressive. You have the power to help 27,000 local veterans and people with disabilities achieve productivity and independence. You...
Nicole Suydam

July 24, 2018


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