Good Jobs from Clean Dorms

The semester is almost over and pretty soon you will have to start clearing out your room. If you’re like me, you might start to get some strange ideas about what to do with that extra stuff.

College Students Donate for GOOD Goodwill

But this year, instead of lighting it on fire or launching it over a cliff, just take your things to Goodwill of Orange County. It’s efficient and eco-friendly. It also helps our community in ways you might not know about. Employment services is one important program Goodwill developed from donation revenues to help those living with disabilities and other barriers find and keep good jobs.

Knowing how challenging it was for me to find a job, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to face the dreaded job search while living with other barriers to employment.

Goodwill has developed programs to support these job seekers and to help them find meaningful work.


Goodwill of Orange County offers:
Employment, training & education services
Vocational training
Community-Based Services for people with developmental disabilities
Basic personal and professional skills in preparation for employment in the community

Read about these and other programs here.

If you’re convinced and ready to donate, here are some great things to add to your donation box:
clothes, electronics (old computers, tablets, and cameras) furniture, books, pots and pans, cookware, linens, bikes, yoga mats, jewelry and any other chachkies you find in your desk drawers.


Share the good on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter as you get ready for winter break.
How’s that for a good semester wrap up?

Annie Temmink is a recent graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina and currently resides in California. She works as a designer and freelance artist.  She also likes to dance. Learn more about Annie on

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