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June 14, 2024

Goodwill Welcomes Jeff Gates as Vice President of Retail Excellence

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) proudly announces the appointment of Jeff Gates as their new Vice President of Retail Excellence. Gates brings an extensive background in leadership, employee development, and process enhancement to his new role, promising a bright future for GIUMSC’s retail operations.

May 30, 2024

Get to know our SecondStory Manger, Yari Willett.

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Meet Yari. She is the Manager of SecondStory. Over the past several weeks, Yari has been carefully curating a selection of books for our bookstore, which is opening in just two weeks! Learn more about Yari and get a sneak peek of SecondStory.

May 21, 2024

Goodwill Unveils SecondStory in Upstate: A Specialty Thrift Bookstore Offering Literary Treasures for All Ages

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC), a renowned leader in thrift retail and workforce development, is excited to announce the launch of its latest venture, SecondStory, a specialty thrift bookstore, set to open its doors on June 13, 2024, at 10 a.m. SecondStory will cater to book lovers and avid readers, offering a curated collection of pre-loved novels, rare finds, and literary treasures.

May 20, 2024

Chunsta Miller Appointed Vice President of Communication and Public Engagement at Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) proudly announces Chunsta Miller as its new Vice President of Communication and Public Engagement. With an extensive background in leadership, community service, and diversity advocacy, Miller brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.

May 20, 2024

Goodwill Opens New Millwood Avenue Attended Donation Center in Columbia; More Donations Mean More Opportunities for Job Seekers

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is celebrating the grand opening of their attended donation center (ADC) at 2627 Millwood Avenue, Suite C in Columbia, SC. The ADC is set to begin taking donations on May 23, 2024 at 9am in a newly remodeled unit.

May 06, 2024

Goodwill Takes Green Strides: Ditches Single-Use Plastic Bags in Favor of Sustainability

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Goodwill has a new 2023-2027 Strategic Plan with Sustainability at the frorefront. In an effort to lauch our brand new environmentally-conscious efforts, Goodwill has planned initiatives to directly address our footprint and better serve our community. Melanie Gearhart gives us an update on where Goodwill stands in our sustainability efforts today.

May 06, 2024

Goodwill Celebrates Remarkable Achievements at 3rd Annual Champions of Change Event

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Goodwill is a magical place. It is so many things wrapped into one. It is your surrogate housekeeper, it is your bargain hunter, your environmentalist, and your community's economist. The 2024 Champions of Change celebrated six deserving individuals who continue to showcase the desire, commitment, and impact that examplefies "Goodwill to All!"

April 18, 2024

Goodwill's Auten's Loft Thrift Boutique to Make Upstate Debut in Greenville

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On May 8, 2024, at 10 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) will open their third specialty retail store in South Carolina – Auten’s Loft Greenville. The boutique-style experience is conveniently located in the Woodruff Rd. Goodwill Retail Store at 1902 Woodruff Rd., Greenville, SC 29611.

March 19, 2024

Goodwill Launches Tech Academy to Train the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals in South Carolina

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Tech Academy, poised to revolutionize the landscape of cybersecurity education

March 14, 2024

Goodwill Gives Gaffney a Fresh Start and Thrift Experience With Grand Opening of New Store on April 10, 2024

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is excited to announce the relocation of their Gaffney Retail Store (1307 W. Floyd Baker Blvd.) to a new, more accessible location at 1320 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. in Gaffney, SC.

February 14, 2024

Goodwill's Mission Mobile Continues to Drive Opportunity; Accelerating Careers at March 6 Job Fair in Greenville

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is thrilled to announce their Multi-Employer Job Fair on March 6, 2024 at their Pleasantburg Goodwill Retail Store and Job Connection (2550 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29609). This event is a unique opportunity for job seekers to connect with recruiters and hiring managers from a diverse range of organizations across the Upstate.

February 02, 2024

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina Announces New Vice President of Community and Workforce Development

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is pleased to announce that Monique McDaniels is now the Vice President of Community and Workforce Development.

January 05, 2024

Goodwill Strengthens Leadership with New Board Members and Officers

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new distinguished members to its Board of Directors, Michele Brinn and Adrienne Young. Additionally, the organization is excited to introduce new leadership roles to further enhance its commitment to serving the community and providing job training and employment services.

December 22, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Twelve; Meet Cheryl

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'Tis the season to spread "Goodwill to All!" Over the past 12 days, we have enjoyed introducing you to Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 21, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Eleven; Meet Damarya

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 11: Damarya, once on a troubled path due to justice involvement and peer pressure, found a turning point with the help of Goodwill’s LIfeLaunch Program.

December 20, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Ten; Meet Kristian

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 10: Kristian journey with Goodwill began as a Pathway Home Program participant, seeking a brighter future. Motivated to create positive change after release from incarceration, she discovered the Second Chances Welding Apprenticeship through the Careers Plus Program at Goodwill.

December 19, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Nine; Meet Aaron

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 9: Aaron walked through the doors of the Anderson, SC Goodwill with a dream – to obtain his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). In April 2023, he embarked on his journey by enrolling in the CDL course offered by Goodwill.

December 18, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Eight; Meet Larissa

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 8: Larissa’s journey with Goodwill has been nothing short of transformative. As a single parent facing the challenges of long-term unemployment, she found herself entangled with the law and on the brink of homelessness. However, her story took a positive turn when she found support from her local Goodwill.

December 17, 2023

12 Days Goodwill - Day Seven; Meet Mark

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For the next 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 7: Mark spent most of his life doing manual outdoor labor, but eventually found himself on the brink of homelessness. Despite his experience, he faced the challenge of finding work that was both background friendly and suitable for his age.

December 16, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Six; Meet Mattilda

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For the next 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 6: Feeling overwhelmed by disadvantaged conditions, Mattilda believed she could not make ends meet. Fortunately, her journey took a positive turn with the support and motivation from Goodwill.

December 15, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Five; Meet Akera

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For the next 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 5: Akera’s journey from the challenges of single parenthood, unemployment, and legal involvement to success is truly inspiring.

December 14, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Four; Meet Bruce

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 4: Bruce is a resilient individual who spent a decade behind bars at Kershaw Correctional Institution. Emerging from this challenging period, he found hope and transformation through Goodwill’s Pathway Home Program.

December 13, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Three; Meet Donald

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 3: Donald is a resilient U.S. Army Veteran who found is path to success with the support of Goodwill’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP).

December 12, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill - Day Two; Meet Tamara

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For the next 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. DAY 2: Tamara’s journey from Florida to South Carolina marked the beginning of a new chapter filled with determination and success. At Goodwill’s Job Connection, Tamara found the guidance she needed to navigate the job market in her new environment.

December 11, 2023

12 Days of Goodwill Day One - Meet Cameron

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’Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we will be highlighting Goodwill program participants whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

November 09, 2023

Goodwill to Host TWO Job & Resource Fairs as Part of "Operation: GoodJobs" Initiative

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is proudly hosting two Job & Resource Fairs in late-November as part of the organization's Operation: GoodJobs initiative. These job fairs are designed to honor and assist the brave men and women who've served our nation by providing them access to valuable resources and opportunities as they establish themselves in civilian workforce.

October 23, 2023

Goodwill to Close Subway Franchise on October 31, 2023

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina announces the upcoming closure of its Subway franchise, located at 115 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

October 19, 2023

Goodwill Launches Game-Changing Initiative to Help Adults Successfully Transition to Life After Prison

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is proud to announce the launch of Pathway Home 4, an innovative and transformative program aimed at providing job training and educational opportunities for those currently incarcerated and recently released.

September 14, 2023

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina Welcomes New Vice President of Human Resources

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is pleased to welcome Marcia Leake as Vice President of Human Resources. With an extensive background in human resources leadership and a deep commitment to the mission of GIUMSC, Leake brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization.

August 24, 2023

Goodwill Introduces ELEVATE: Drone Pilot Training Program in Partnership with AINautics

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Goodwill has announced the launch of a new, cutting-edge drone pilot training program developed through a partnership with AINautics.

August 18, 2023

Goodwill to Open Second Auten's Loft Boutique in Lexington, SC

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Goodwill will open it's second specialty store - Auten's Loft - on September 20th at 10 a.m., located at 4708 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072.

July 28, 2023

Goodwill Introduces LifeLaunch: GO Program to Empower Justice-Involved Young Adults

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Goodwill proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking program, LifeLaunch: Growth Opportunities (GO), designed to equip and empower young adults impacted by the justice system with the skills, resources, and support they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

July 18, 2023

Goodwill Celebrating 50th Year with Custom Brick Installations and Time Capsule

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As we reflect on the past 50 years of serving job seekers and communities in South Carolina, we also look to the next half-century of creating generational success for those in need.

May 16, 2023

Goodwill Upstate/Midlands Expands Collaboration with "Unite Us" to Improve Access to Care Coordination Services

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC (GIUMSC) is collaborating with Unite Us, a leading software company specializing in cross-sector collaboration, to improve people’s overall well-being by solidifying access to employment resources for job seekers and families in South Carolina. Through this partnership, GIUMSC and Unite Us aim to create more connected communities by addressing the unmet needs of people and families throughout the state.

April 28, 2023

Upstate/Midlands Goodwill Awarded Grant to Support the Dept. of Labor's Growth Opportunity Program

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Preparing justice-involved youth in Greenville for workforce success.

April 28, 2023

Goodwills in SC Host Legislative Day at State House

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This week, locally operated Goodwills with territory in South Carolina hosted a joint Legislative Day at the State House to connect with lawmakers and share how the iconic non-profit creates generational impact right here in the Palmetto State.

April 07, 2023

Goodwill to Celebrate 50 Years in the Upstate and Midlands with Gatsby-themed Gala

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GIUMSC is celebrating the occasion with a special gala on Saturday, May 6th. The formal affair is from 5pm – 11pm at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC.

March 09, 2023

Upstate/Midlands Goodwill President Pat Michaels Honored for 30 Years of Service

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(Greenville, SC) Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) proudly congratulates President/CEO Pat Michaels for 30 years of leadership and stewardship within the Goodwill Industries network.

February 27, 2023

Upstate/Midlands Goodwill Dedicates New Mural in Celebration of 50th Anniversary

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(Greenville, SC) Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is dedicating a new mural on the side of their Haywood Road Clearance Center in Greenville to honor their 50th Anniversary in South Carolina. The mural - a partnership between GIUMSC, Blank Canvas Mural Company, and Greenville County Schools - is the first of many initiatives planned throughout 2023 to highlight the Goodwill’s mission to “provide access, information, and resources to help people improve their lives through the power of work.”

February 20, 2023

Goodwill Celebrating New Store and Job Connection in Spartanburg

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On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 9 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) will open the doors to its brand new Chesnee retail store and Job Connection. The new location (2316 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg) represents the first for Goodwill in the Chesnee area, and the fifth in Spartanburg County. The store and Job Connection will stand as one of Goodwill’s flagship locations, providing donation, retail, and employment assistance services all in one location.

January 26, 2023

Goodwill Celebrating Upcoming 50th Anniversary with Community Mural Project

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is partnering with community organizations to paint a mural on the side of their Haywood Road headquarters. The vibrant mural depicts a girl’s dream of a thriving community where differences are valued and people work together to spread goodwill to all. It’s the first project for GIUMSC to celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary. The 1440 sq. ft. installation will face the new Swamp Rabbit Trail Bridge over Haywood Road and is expected to be completed by mid-February. An unveiling event will be planned for late February

December 19, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 12

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Today is the final day of our “12 Days of Goodwill” series. Over the past dozen days, we’ve introduced you to program participants and Goodwill staff whose stories embody hope, love and perseverance. They are living examples of what it means to extend “goodwill to all.”

December 18, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 11

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. These stories will be posted daily to all our social media accounts and website. Please share/repost them to spread Goodwill’s uplifting impact in our communities. Here’s Day 11!

December 17, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 10

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. These stories will be posted daily to all our social media accounts and website. Please share/repost them to spread Goodwill’s uplifting impact in our communities. Here’s Day 10!

December 16, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 9

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 15, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 8

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 14, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 7

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance. These stories will be posted daily to all our social media accounts and website. Please share/repost them to spread Goodwill’s uplifting impact in our communities. Here’s Day 7!

December 13, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 6

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 12, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 5

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 11, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 4

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 10, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 3

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 09, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 2

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 08, 2022

12 Days of Goodwill: Day 1

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‘Tis the season to spread “Goodwill to All!” For each of the next 12 days, we’re highlighting program participants and Goodwill staff whose faces and voices tell a story of opportunity, hope, love and perseverance.

December 07, 2022

Goodwill to Host Community Resource Fair; Connecting Upstate Residents to Local Support Services

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Community Resource Fair December 9, 2022 10am - 1pm Triune Mercy Center (222 Rutherford Road, Greenville)

November 30, 2022

Goodwill Opening Auten's Loft in Chapin; an Upscale Way to Thrift

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(Chapin, SC) On December 6, 2022, at 11 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) will open its newest retail venture - Auten’s Loft. This boutique-style experience is conveniently located in the sophisticated, charming Chapin community adjoined to the Chapin Goodwill Retail Store at 524 Columbia Avenue, Chapin, SC.

November 01, 2022

Goodwill Industries to Host Job and Resource Fair; Helping Veterans Find Their Next Path Forward

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Goodwill hosts their Operation: GoodJobs Resource and Job Fair.

October 13, 2022

Goodwill Highlighting Minority-Owned Businesses with “Supplier Diversity Fair” in Columbia

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Goodwill hosts minority-owned employers and resource groups.

July 18, 2022

Goodwill Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Business Services Center

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The more than 8000 square foot facility is located at 412-A Sulphur Springs Road in Greenville, adjoined to Goodwill’s retail store and donation center on the same property.

May 13, 2022

Refreshed Goodwill Brand Kicks Off 49th Year of Service in Upstate and Midlands

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Each May, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina celebrates another year of providing vital career services and opportunities for South Carolinians. The first full week of May — recognized as “Goodwill Week” — is a time to reflect on Goodwill’s long history and mission of helping people become independent through education and career services.

May 06, 2022

Goodwill Rolls Out the Blue Carpet for Newest Program

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On Friday, May 6th Goodwill revealed their newest program, Mission Mobile.

May 06, 2022

Goodwill's Newest Program Is Hitting the Road to Meet Job Seekers

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Goodwill launches Mission Mobile program.

May 05, 2022

Goodwill’s Newest Program is Hitting the Road to Meet Job Seekers

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On Friday, May 6th Goodwill will reveal their new program, Mission Mobile, to the public at their North Pleasantburg store location at 10 am.

March 10, 2022

Goodwill SC Preparing for Grand Opening of Newest Retail Store

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On Wednesday, March 16th, Goodwill will open the doors to its newest retail location on White Horse Road in the Berea community of Greenville County.

January 24, 2022

Goodwill Celebrates the Re-Opening of the Sulphur Springs Location

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Retail Store, Job Connection, and Business Services Center - All in ONE Location.

January 21, 2022

Goodwill Industries Offering Free Training to Help Employ Senior Citizens

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina is currently enrolling participants aged 55 and older in its free job training and employment services program.

December 20, 2021

Goodwill Helps Build Skills for Young Adults Involved with the Justice System

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Goodwill LifeLaunch provides job skills and career training services in Greenville and Richland County, South Carolina for young adults, ages 18-24 with previous justice involvement.

May 24, 2021

Goodwill Receives $5,000 From Greenwood County Community Foundation for Healthcare Training in Greenwood County

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Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) has announced a $5,000 grant to Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) for in-demand healthcare training in Greenwood County.