Category Community

A Name Worth Knowing: Chef Dore

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 […]

Two Outstanding Goodwill Volunteers Honored at 2017 OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

“Here’s one thing we know – volunteers are at the heart of nonprofits.” That is the mission behind OneOC’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards and a statement we at Goodwill of Orange County could not agree with more. This year, Goodwill of Orange County is excited to recognize two of its exemplary volunteers who were […]

Chevron Partners with Goodwill To Provide Purpose, Pride and Dignity

What makes a partnership powerful is a shared vision between both parties; working in unison to accomplish one goal. From the start, Chevron Corporation embraced Goodwill’s mission of putting people with barriers to work. Back in June of 2015, Chevron began employing three Goodwill Supported Employment program participants with disabilities to work alongside a job […]

#14DaysofLove with Goodwill of Orange County

To kick off the month of February and the season of love, Goodwill of Orange County shared a new campaign called #14DaysofLove. Over the last 14 days, we asked our program participants, store employees, team members and shoppers to tell us what they love! At Goodwill of Orange County, love is shared in a variety […]

Turning Her Passion Into Her Career: Marna’s Story

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 […]

“Love the Outcomes of Your Work” – Goodwill’s CEO at Saddleback College’s 2016 Commencement

“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 […]

Now Open: Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services

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 […]

Honoring Two Outstanding Goodwill Volunteers – Brian Horton and Rutan & Tucker

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 […]

Clean Sweep Your Life this Spring! Four Ways to Make the Most of Spring Cleaning Season

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 ClutterDiet.com and a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International, to reach out […]

DIY Mother’s Day Tea Cup Gift

Instead of giving fresh flowers this Mother’s Day, mix it up and make a beautiful gift for Mom you made yourself using silk flowers. This is a present that can be enjoyed all year long! You can put together this DIY Mother’s Day tea cup gift in just a few minutes. This easy craft will […]