June 10, 2021 – Local donation centers experiencing influx of donations
TUCSON (KVOA) – You might have done some spring cleaning and taken items to a donation center. But, many local donation centers are experiencing an issue and have a plea to the public. See full story here.
May 14, 2021 Tucson thrift stores see flood of donations including unusable items
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – In the midst of spring cleaning, and pandemic restrictions lifting, thrift stores are being flooded with household items, including Goodwill in Tucson. See full story here.
March 16, 2021 – Southern Arizona Group Restores Wheelchairs, Gives Them to People in Need.
TUCSON (KVOA), For one Tucson woman, one person’s trash is truly her treasure.
An organization is putting discarded wheelchairs to good use, restoring and giving them to people who cannot afford or qualify for one.
2020 has been a Year of Overcoming Big Challenges for Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports… with Great Success!
See full story about our partnership with SAAS. HERE
GIVING SEASON Nov – Dec 2020 –
Our 12th annual Season 4 Hope holiday campaign is in full swing. Once again, News 4 Tucson is teaming up with our wonderful sponsors and community partners to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Toys for Tots and the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona to make sure Southern Arizona families have toys, food and diapers this holiday season.
April 7, 2020 –Office of the Governor – Governor Ducey announces $2 million in relief funding to support our efforts of employment and training at Goodwill. The funding will be distributed amongst AZ’s two Goodwill organizations based on the size of their territory & operations. See release here.
March 28, 2020 –KGUN9 News – Goodwill collecting PPE donations for local front-line workers. See full story here.
March 19, 2020 – Arizona Daily Star – PCC STUDENT TIANA RECYCLES FABRIC FROM GOODWILL DRESSES FOR FASHION SHOW https://community.tucson.com/non-profit/pcc-student-tiana-recycles-fabric-from-goodwill-dresses-for-fashion-show/
February 12, 2020 – Arizona Daily Star – PCC STUDENT KARINA OCHOA RECYCLES FABRIC FROM GOODWILL DRESSES FOR FASHION SHOW. https://community.tucson.com/community-profiles/pcc-student-karina-ochoa-recycles-fabric-from-goodwill-dresses-for-fashion-show/
January 15, 2020 – Arizona Daily Star – PCC STUDENT RECYCLES FABRIC FROM GOODWILL DRESSES FOR FASHION SHOW For the 2nd year in a row, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona has partnered with Pima Community College’s Fashion Styling Class. The PCC Fashion students are tasked with upcycling clothing found at Goodwill stores into high fashion garments for the 2020 PCC FashionArte Show in May. Unfortunately the show has been postponed.
December 17, 2019Arizona Daily Star – GOODWILL PARTNERS WITH PCC ON FASHION UPCYCLING PROJECT https://community.tucson.com/community-profiles/goodwill-partners-with-pcc-on-fashion-upcycling-project/
December 17,2019Arizona Daily Star – PCC STUDENT TURNING GOODWILL SHEETS, CURTAINS INTO HIGH FASHION CLOTHING https://community.tucson.com/community-profiles/pcc-student-turning-goodwill-sheets-curtains-into-high-fashion-clothing/
December 11, 2019 Courier Journal (Louisville, KY) – This desert city may be the key to reengaging Louisville’s no-school, no-work young adults. TUCSON WAS IN THE SAME POSITION AS LOUISVILLE FINDS ITSELF NOW — WITH THOUSANDS OF YOUNG ADULTS DISCONNECTED FROM SOCIETY AND NO CLEAR PLAN. Click here for full story.
November 26, 2019Arizona Daily Star – Fidelis Lopez GOODWILL 50TH ANNIVERSARY: THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE MISSION WORTH DOING https://community.tucson.com/community-profiles/goodwill-50th-anniversary-the-people-who-make-the-mission-worth-doing-8/
May 16, 2019 – Adult Re-Entry Program helps put recently released inmates to work, KOLD News Dozens of inmates are released from jail every week, but where do they go? The Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program was created to help formerly incarcerated individuals navigate society while learning to get back into the workforce. Informational sessions are scheduled every Tuesday at the program located in the Goodwill store at 3725 E Ft. Lowell, Tucson.
May 4, 2019 – Pima Community College’s Fashion Textile Class created an upcycled fashion collection called GoodWow Fashion to walk down the runway at their Fashion Arte Show on May 4, 2019. Here is video of the collection!
April 29, 2019 – Crystal shares that fashion is also therapy. After her bout with cancer, Crystal used fashion as a creative outlet to share her gratitude and give back to the community. Given the upcycling assignment at her Pima Community College Fashion Textile class in Fall 2018 where students upcycled materials from Goodwill to create a look, she’s giving back once again – shedding light on the effects the fashion industry can have on the environment and how as a designer, she is doing her part to create sustainable, ethical and wearable fashion with thrifted materials. Crystal is showing her upcycled pieces at the 2019 FashionArte Show on May 4th at the Fox Theater, Tucson.
February 18, 2019 – Pima Community College, Fashion student, Max Larkin shares his thoughts about creating a fashionable piece by upcycling clothing and materials found at Goodwill.
February 2019 – We love you Southern Arizona! Because you help us spread the love throughout the year with your donations, we’re taking the time say, we love you back! This February, when you donate to Goodwill at our stand-alone donation centers, you’ll get a 20% off discount! Learn more about Spread the Love
January 1, 2019 – Goodwill Cares! New Hero and Teacher Discount! Goodwill of Southern Arizona is proud to announce the changes to our discount programs. Teachers are now eligible to receive a 20% off discount on Thursday and Friday. Simply present a Tucson Values Teachers discount card to the cashier. Our new Hero program is expanding on our existing military discount to now include all first responders. Military, Fire, Police, and EMT/EMS, present a badge or ID card at the register to claim your discount. Discounts valid on donated items only, outlet locations excluded.
October 2018 – Goodwill to Adopt Lawrence Park. Goodwill of Southern Arizona has committed to beautifying the park and helping maintain the facilities. We have already held several park wide clean ups and we plan to expand our relationship with park and the community.