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Rosemarie Samson defines success simply: a loving family and a fulfilling career. Born deaf, the Philippine native questioned whether she would find her idea success, but she was willing to work for it. The first part the equation came easy — she married a man she loved in the Philippines and welcomed a daughter shortly […]

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Do you want to reinvigorate your fall work wardrobe? In Southern California, we are lucky to have awesome weather for most of the year. Even though the seasonal changes can be subtle, your wardrobe doesn’t have to be. We are on the cusp of a new season full of pumpkin spice, colored leaves and crisp […]

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After the last customer paid, and the last article of clothing was hung on its rack, that’s when Froylan started his day. Making his way through Goodwill of Orange County’s retail stores on the night shift, he meticulously tended to the floors, countertops and restrooms, ensuring each storefront was ready to welcome customers for the […]

Veronica’s life has not been free from obstacles. She has been in and out of prison for more than half of her adult life. Although she knew she faced an uphill battle, she never lost hope.  Little did she know, she would find the answer she needed in the Santa Ana train station. “I went […]

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Is your calendar full of late summer and fall weddings? If you are looking for an adorable DIY gift for the bride and groom that does not break the bank, look no further than Goodwill of Orange County! These champagne flutes are easy and fun to make. You can use them as a bridal shower […]

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This is Charli. Charli is headed to kindergarten this year. She and her dad went to our Goodwill of Orange County Lake Forest store to find some stylish and fun clothes to get her into the school spirit. As you can see, Charli has a ton of energy and she was looking for some back-to-school […]

When Marna was born, the doctor told her parents she would likely never be able to walk. But Marna defied the odds since the beginning. Marna was born with Arthogryposis, a muscle and joint disorder affecting 1 out of 3,000 children. Until the age of 13, Marna walked and even ran, with the help of […]

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Beat the heat as this summer comes to a close with some of our favorite Goodwill of Orange County summer must-haves! Whether going to the beach, kicking back at a backyard BBQ or rocking out at an outdoor concert, these four summer outfits are sure to be exactly what you need to wrap of this […]

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“Don’t just love your work. Love the outcomes of your work. As you leave today and celebrate tomorrow, I urge you to be gluttonous about your passion to do good. Take more than one helping of opportunity to lead our nation through your service to others. Go back for seconds when the chance to change […]

Tom Tierney and his wife Elizabeth Tierney with veterans at the Tierney Center for Veteran Services in Tustin.
Frank Talarico Jr., CEO and president of Goodwill of Orange County, is far right.
Photo by Steven Georges/Goodwill of Orange County

On Thursday, May 26, Goodwill of Orange County officially opened its Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Center for Veteran Services building in Tustin, an all-in-one resource for veterans living in Orange County and their families. More than 150 veteran leaders, community organizations, elected officials and Goodwill executives gathered as the center was dedicated in […]