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You’ve never met a more joyful group of people. Andrew, Lauren, Rachel and Glenn bring an infectious joy to work each day. They don’t take their responsibilities of polishing and rolling silverware, cleaning tables, filling salt and pepper shakers, and preparing the restaurant for service every day for granted. The team works at High Park […]

I am VERY excited about this DIY because it’s something I have been wanting to do for SO long. I constantly have the biggest case of wanderlust and it seems to peak in the summer. I think it has something to do with the warm weather and the fact that so many people are traveling […]

Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means: it’s shorts season! The perfect pair of shorts is necessary for any warm-weather wardrobe, and the essential style piece to dress up or down. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun in a classic jean short, or mix it up with a trendy […]

Getting to know Goodwill of OC’s VP of Human Services Kathy Copeland. Name: Kathy Copeland Title: Vice President of Human Services Years working at Goodwill: 3 1/2 What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill? Serving others and working with a committed team. What do you like to do in your free time? Watch […]

Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa has been a staple in the Costa Mesa community since 1984. Family-owned and operated by the Ursini family, the original Rib Company location, along with its sister location in Belmont Shores, remain committed to their founding principles: being a premier spot for great BBQ, and a place where locals […]

As an avid thrift-store shopper and sustainable fashion blogger, upcycling is my jam. My favorite place to look for great pieces to DIY is the Goodwill of Orange County. I’ve been popping in these stores for years because they’re so affordable and I’ve always found the best finds inside. I truly believe that one of […]

Summer is just around the corner and it’s your time to SHINE! Show off your festive, confident self with bold and bright neon colors. Find endless possibilities for clothing combinations that are certain to add a refreshing flare to your summer wardrobe at Goodwill of Orange County. As we kick off summertime, Goodwill encourages you […]

Getting to know Goodwill of OC’s resident finance and fishing expert CFO Donald Voska. Name: Donald J. Voska Title: Chief Financial Officer Years working at Goodwill of OC: 17 1/2 What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill? Being directly involved in the fast pace of changes and the growth/ improvements that occur on a […]

Are you as excited for summer as we are? Say goodbye to spring and hello to sunny summertime. Goodwill of Orange County is your destination for seamlessly transitioning your outfits from season to season. Whether you rock lots of patterns or are a trendsetter in bright colors, you can find all your fashion favorites at […]

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 […]