Goodwill Industries of Denver will open its newest retail location in Denver’s Bear Valley neighborhood at 3100 South Sheridan Boulevard, on Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m. The 24,000 square foot location will house a retail store, donation drop-off area and Goodwill’s newest Career Connection Center.
Have you ever visited a Goodwill Outlet World? It’s a truly unique experience. When items don’t sell at Goodwill’s regular, retail stores, they are transferred to the Outlet Worlds where they’re sold by the pound at deep discounts. Just because the items have been through the stores, doesn’t mean you can’t find some great buys, though. Check out this video in which Goodwill’s Life Stylist explains how the Outlet World experience works.
Joyce Schlose’s passion for improving the lives of youth led to the development of a Youth Career Development Program at Goodwill Industries of Denver, which now serves 18,000 students per year. For innovation in developing career readiness strategies for youth at risk of dropping out of school, Goodwill Industries International honors Schlose with the 2013 Robert E. and Charlotte Watkins Award for Excellence in Mission Advancement.
This spring, Goodwill Industries of Denver is partnering with six area colleges and universities to host on-campus donation drives as students clean out their dorms and apartments and move-out for the summer. The schools participating include the University of Colorado, Johnson & Wells, Denver University, Colorado School of Mines, Regis University and Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community this summer? By volunteering with Goodwill Denver, you could have a positive impact on the life of a local student. In particular, Goodwill is looking for volunteers to become “Summer Bridge” mentors for recent high school graduates. The Goodwill Denver Summer Bridge Mentoring program is designed to help high school graduates (who will be first generation college students) transition from high school to college successfully. Students are matched up one-on-one with adult mentors from the local community who have graduated from college and are pursuing a career. The mentors and mentees meet once a week in group settings over the summer between high school and college, then one on one periodically (or over the phone) throughout their first year of college.
Goodwill Denver has earned a 4-star rating—the top rating available—from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most respected evaluator of charities. Goodwill is a 4-Star organization because more than 84 percent of its budget goes to fund community programs for at-risk youth, struggling adults and individuals with disabilities.
This year, give back to your planet by doing the environmentally and socially responsible thing – donating to Goodwill! As the largest recycler of used clothing and household goods in the nation, Goodwill Industries of Denver is helping divert more than 74 million of pounds of goods from landfills each year in the state of Colorado. In addition, a donation or purchase at Goodwill funds community programs which help more than 21,000 at-risk youth, struggling adults, and individuals with disabilities right here in Denver. In other words, when you donate to Goodwill you’re helping the environment and other individuals in your community.
Each year, Goodwill Industries of Denver celebrates the accomplishments of individuals who have overcome tremendous odds in order to achieve great things. Join Goodwill and keynote speaker, career expert Andrew Hudson at the 17th Annual Goodwill Power of Work Luncheon on Thursday, April 18, from 11a.m.-1p.m. at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street. The luncheon will honor four Goodwill participants whose stories of struggle, hard work and determination will leave you inspired.
Goodwill Industries International is pleased to announce that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. The announcement comes just as Beyoncé gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia.
Ever wanted to learn how to make an awesome DIY project out of materials easily found at your local Goodwill? Now’s your chance. On Tuesday, April 16 and Saturday, April 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on each day, Goodwill’s blogger and “Lifestylist” Gretchen will host “Thrifting Denver Live”—a workshop that will focus on a few easy ways to turn Goodwill items into cute and handy DIY projects for your home. Both sessions will be taking place at the store located at 161 W. County Line Road in Littleton.