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Chef Dore Sommers is a name worth knowing. He is the Executive Chef for First American, an influential partner to Goodwill of Orange County and the kind of person who leaves an impact on everyone he meets. Chef Dore enthusiastically welcomed three Goodwill program particpants to his team back in 2015 to work alongside him […]

March 24 was an exhausting, but successful day for Timothy. It took just one day for Timothy to find a job. But it wasn’t easy. The day began with Timothy meeting his Goodwill of Orange County Job Developer. She drove him to the One Stop Employment Agency in Downey. There, after a successful interview, Timothy […]

Getting to know Goodwill of OC’s own retail guru and infectiously sweet COO Corrine Allen. Name: Corrine Allen Title: Chief Operating Officer Years working at Goodwill of OC: 18 What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill of Orange County? No two days are ever the same. There is always excitement and change. What do […]

Jaime has been a part of the Goodwill of Orange County family for more than 15 years. He is enrolled in Goodwill’s Ticket to Work program, an employment program for people with disabilities and Social Security disability benefits who are interested and excited to get to work. The goal of this program is to help […]

“Here’s one thing we know – volunteers are at the heart of nonprofits.” That is the mission behind OneOC’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards and a statement we at Goodwill of Orange County could not agree with more. This year, Goodwill of Orange County is excited to recognize two of its exemplary volunteers who were […]

Maxi (noun): a skirt, dress, or coat reaching to the ankle. Maxi dresses and skirts are go-to pieces for women during the warm spring and summer seasons. One of our favorite things about this fashion staple is how versatile they are — you can find them in a variety of styles, colors and patterns. Mix and […]

What makes a partnership powerful is a shared vision between both parties; working in unison to accomplish one goal. From the start, Chevron Corporation embraced Goodwill’s mission of putting people with barriers to work. Back in June of 2015, Chevron began employing three Goodwill Supported Employment program participants with disabilities to work alongside a job […]

It’s not very often that I go to Goodwill of Orange County and don’t find anything to bring home. This last trip was one for the books though as I found everything I needed to put together a nice setup for an early springtime brunch with friends! We love to entertain so we tend to collect […]

Spring is finally here! And it’s time to add the season’s best trends to your wardrobe at unbeatable prices with the help of Goodwill of Orange County. Goodwill Orange County is the go-to place for fashionable pieces when you want to recreate a look that caught your eye in a magazine or on the runway. […]

We recently went to a friend’s engagement party and came home with quite a few succulents. No complaints here! Succulents are some of my favorite plants to keep around the house. They are very low maintenance and a great way to add some spring blooms to your house! I was super excited to get these planted, […]