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A Manager’s Perspective: Opening the New Hayfield Goodwill Location

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It takes a lot of team effort and planning to open a new Goodwill location, more than we ourselves sometimes can comprehend. However, we always remember that it truly does take a village to bring it all to life for our community. We spoke with Dwayne Pierce, Hayfield's incoming General Manager, to provide you an inside look at the effort involved in opening a new Goodwill and expert tips for navigating opening day. 

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Giving Tuesday: What Is It? How Can You Help?

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On #GivingTuesday, you can stand with Goodwill to finish 2021 strong and start 2022 ready to do more!

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5 Strange & Cool Goodwill of Greater Washington Donations

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Throughout the year, Goodwills across America process millions of donations. Some end up on the shelves, some are recycled and others are just, well, strange. In the spirit of Halloween we searched out some of the “tricks” Goodwill donation centers have received…

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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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