Orange County Goodwill

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Good things come in small packages! Fill your stockings with quick and easy gifts to make your holiday merrier this year with accessories and home décor from Goodwill of Orange County. Here are a few ideas to spark your creative, holiday mind! Petite mugs with cute words and designs are quirky gifts to put a […]

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The holidays are in full swing! Whether you invite friends and family in to your home or visit them at their homes, spending time together is a huge part of the spirit of the holidays. But sometimes, as the adults sit and visit, the kids get bored and need a little something to keep them […]

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Wendy has been an integral part of Goodwill of Orange County for 30 years. She is the first face people see when they visit Goodwill’s Career Center in Santa Ana. Her smile greets everyone who has come to Goodwill seeking employment, training or assistance with their resume. Wendy’s warmth and genuine love for people makes […]

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In 2012, Adam came to Goodwill or Orange County ready and eager to work. He started in Goodwill’s Day Activity Program where he gained valuable experience working in the community at one of Goodwill’s stores in Anaheim. Adam worked in the store for three years, learning the ins-and-outs of how to be successful in a […]

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Thanksgiving is such an awesome time of year. We get to spend lots of quality time with our families and share what we are thankful for. But with all the party hosting and family meals comes a ton of stress to decorate and provide each guest with a wonderful, memorable experience. I’m going to show […]

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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’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 next day. He […]

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Earlier this month, Goodwill of Orange County invited a group of local bloggers to a fun Halloween event at the OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin. The hashtaggers and tweeters were challenged to a fun game of “Halloween Selfie Bingo” where they snapped selfies throughout the store with one-of-a-kind costumes and seasonal décor. The bloggers who […]

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The leaves are changing; the air is cooling; and the boots are making their way out of their wardrobes. Hello, fall! With Halloween right around the corner, Goodwill of Orange County is your one-stop-shop for all your fall and Halloween décor deals! Simple and rustic can be your best friend when it comes to decorating […]

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If your kids are anything like mine, they start talking about Halloween months ahead of time. Mostly they talk about what costumes they are going to wear, but they also get really excited about the decorations. Of course, we have our favorite items that we bring out year after year, but we are always on […]

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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 […]