OC Goodwill Highlights! ⭐

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2020 challenged us to think differently about how we serve our community. Take a look to see Goodwill’s 2020 impact! 

Sharing Goodwill: The Power of Food

Bill Bracken

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 […]

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

Donation boxes filled with clothes, toys and other items

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 […]

Blake’s Life Changed Through the Power of Work

A man smiling at his office

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 […]

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

People with clothes at the OC Fair shows

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 […]

2019 We Care Wednesday

OC Fair We Care Wednesday Invitation card with events listed

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 […]


Nicole Suydam

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 […]


Janet Van Emon and Goodwill staff holding $450,000 check

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 […]