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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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors. Bob Kurkjian, Executive Director of Bob Hope USO and Jody Hudson, CFTA, Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager at First American Trust are the newest members to join our Board. They both have a profound passion for […]

Photo by Steven Georges

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards take place every April here in Orange County. Each year when the nomination window opens it gives us the opportunity to recognize individuals and groups for their impactful and outstanding commitment to Goodwill of Orange County and our mission of helping people facing barriers find and keep meaningful employment. This […]


Spring presents an excellent opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter, but Goodwill of Orange County knows it can also be an overwhelming chore that can be intimidating to even get started! So we asked Lorie Marrero, the creator of and a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International, to reach out […]


Styling tips and tricks, mannequin care techniques, and more. Goodwill of Orange County kicked off a new Visual Merchandising Class. On April 20, Goodwill team members from across its retail stores had the opportunity to learn about a new and exciting career option: Visual Merchandising. Eric Smissen, Senior Manager of Merchandising and Acquisitions, led the […]


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