More than 70 percent of Americans spring clean every year, according to a 2013 survey by the American Cleaning Institute. But after tackling your clothing, closets, and drawers, what do you do with all that stuff? Drop off your gently used household items at a Goodwill store or donation center. Goodwill uses proceeds from donations to fund education and job training for at-risk youth, struggling adults, and individuals with disabilities. By donating clothing and household goods, you can help people who are unemployed or underemployed get off to a fresh start.
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Goodwill Industries of Denver has been awarded a grant of more than $500,000 from the Colorado Department of Human Services to place people with barriers to employment in transitional jobs and provide them with the skills and training necessary to transition into permanent employment.
The $533,000 grant – awarded through the state’s ReHire Colorado Transitional Jobs Program – will help create a new program at Goodwill targeted to support unemployed people, especially veterans and people who are homeless, over the age of 50, or on government assistance.
More than 800 people joined fashion guru Tim Gunn in Denver Feb. 6 for Goodwill’s 4th Annual Good Exchange Fashion Show & Clothing Swap.
Gunn, co-host of Lifetime’s Project Runway – and host of Project Runway: Under the Gunn – joined Denver’s own Mondo Guerra, also of Project Runway and Under the Gunn fame, for an evening of fashion and fundraising for Goodwill Industries of Denver.
Gunn, an emcee at the sold-out event, entertained guests with humorous behind-the-scenes stories about Project Runway.
Goodwill Industries of Denver is excited to welcome Victoria E. Lovato, Jennifer Sobanet and M. Kathy Vieth to its Board of Directors. These three community leaders bring a diverse range of knowledge and experience that will help Goodwill grow in the future.
Goodwill Industries of Denver has been awarded a $55,000 grant from The El Pomar Foundation to expand services to students at four middle schools in the Denver metro area.
The grant will enable Goodwill’s Middle School Youth Program to provide more than 400 at-risk middle school students with focused classroom instruction, including individualized case management, mentoring, career-focused activities and service learning projects.
Giving to Goodwill is as easy as checking a box for taxpayers who file state income taxes this year.
Taxpayers getting a refund can simply look under “Voluntary Contributions’’ on their Colorado State Income Tax Form for 2013 and enter a donation amount for Goodwill Industries Fund on line 48.
It’s a simple step that can make a world of difference for the most vulnerable Coloradans.
Checkoff Colorado is a statewide program that allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to their favorite charitable organizations when they file their state income tax return.
Here comes the… savings, at Goodwill Industries of Denver’s Bridal Showcase on Feb. 22, 2014.
Brides-to-be can choose from more than 100 new and gently used wedding gowns, starting at $25. The Goodwill Bridal Showcase will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Goodwill Store at 21 South Broadway in Denver.
The sale will include new designer wedding gowns valued at up to $4,000 – donated by local bridal shops – and gently used bridal gowns donated by individuals at Goodwill stores. Sizes range from 2 to 14.
Emmy award-winning fashion guru Tim Gunn and Denver’s own Mondo Guerra will headline Goodwill’s 4th Annual Good Exchange Fashion Show & Clothing Swap on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the EXDO Event Center in Denver from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Gunn, co-host and mentor of Lifetime’s Project Runway – and host of the upcoming fashion competition television show Under the Gunn – will join Guerra, also of Project Runway fame, for an evening of fashion and fundraising for Goodwill Industries of Denver.
Goodwill Industries of Denver has launched a commercial computer recycling program for Colorado businesses that is good for the environment and the community. The new program – Good Electronics –will create up to 25 new green jobs in its first year of operation, including jobs for people with disabilities, and keep an additional 1.5 million pounds of waste from going into landfills.
Denver Bronco Wesley Woodyard will help kick off Goodwill’s end-of-year donation drive Tuesday, December 17 at the Goodwill store at 21 S. Broadway in Denver. Woodyard, a Goodwill volunteer, will be at the store from 11:00 a.m. until noon to accept donations, take photos and sign autographs for Goodwill donors.
Proceeds from Goodwill donations support programs for at-risk youth, struggling adults and individuals with disabilities in metro Denver and northern Colorado.
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