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Ever Wonder What’s Involved in Opening a Goodwill Store?

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While Goodwill stores operate in a very similar manner to most retail operations, we do have some unique jobs and processes. But at the end of the day, what makes Goodwill different from virtually any other retailer is that 91 cents out of every dollar we earn is funneled back into our mission services: providing free job training, education, and employment programs for people with disadvantages and disabilities. That is what makes us the most proud every time we open a new store.

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Join Goodwill and Give Hope this Holiday

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Your gift allows people to receive no-cost training through Goodwill to rejoin the workforce or start new careers and helps meet student technology

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Do Good for Goodwill: Giving Tuesday 2020

Do Good for Goodwill: Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that takes place on December 1, 2020. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages

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A Goodwill Thanks!

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From each of us at Goodwill of Greater Washington, have a safe, blessed, and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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Shopping With a Purpose for Earth Day

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As Earth Day Approaches we welcome guest blogger Danielle S. Nkojo, a waste and materials expert from the DC Government's Department of Energy and Environment. In today's post she delves into the profound environmental and personal impact shopping at retailers like Goodwill can have.

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Some thoughts for Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day this year by visiting your local Goodwill!

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The Goodwill goBIN: The Next Generation Donation Receptacle

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Donated goods are the fuel that powers the economic engine which allows us to fulfill our mission of transforming lives and communities through the power of education and employment. The sale of these donated goods provides the funds for our free job training and career services.

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6 Things to Avoid While Spring Cleaning

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For those of us in the DC area we will get just enough of a taste of warm weather that we’re chomping at the bit for spring’s arrival. However, as sure as the forsythia begins to bloom, the new season also heralds yet another not so pleasant event – spring cleaning.

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The Evolving Donated Goods Game

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While the resale of donated goods has been helping charitable organizations like Goodwill fund a variety of social services for decades, the strategies being implemented to generate those donations are rapidly changing.

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10 Tips for Making a Year End Donation to Goodwill

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During this season of giving, Goodwill of Greater Washington would like to offer 10 helpful tips for anyone planning to make a year-end goods donations. These recommendations will help improve your donation experience by making it more efficient.

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