May 7, 2020This is Tucson – Coronavirus spring cleaning? Here’s Your Tucson guide to getting rid of all that clutter. See full story here

April 29, 2020 – Bloomberg News – At Overloaded Thrift Shops, Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc See full story here

April 14, 2020 – KGUN9 News – Goodwill seeking specific donations during this time. See full story here

April 13, 2020 – KOLD News 13 – Donations during COVID-19. See the full video here

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.



January 15, 2020Arizona 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.

PCC Student Recycles Fabric from Goodwill Dresses for Fashion Show




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.


May 16, 2019Adult 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.

March 16, 2019 – Goodwill donations on overdrive, KOLD13

February 27, 2019 – Press Release: Goodwill® offers Online H.S. Diploma through Grad Solutions partnership

GED, high school diploma services at Goodwill
Students can earn their GED and High School diploma through services provided by Goodwill Metro/REC staff.

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 22, 2019 – Goodwill’s 50th Anniversary: The people who make the mission worth doing, MEL CHAMBERS, AZ Daily Star. Learn more about Mel on our 50th Anniversary page!

January 8, 2019PCC students turn Goodwill clothing into high fashion piecesAZ Daily Star

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.

April 1, 2017 – METRO INTRODUCES 2ND TUESDAYS! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am-3pm, transition youth ages 16-24 will have the opportunity to conduct AHCCCS screening, receive assistance with Nutrition Assistance applications and connect with community resources. Free snacks.  2nd Tuesdays is a collaboration with CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. and PPEP Integrated Care. Questions? Please call Lance Meeks, 520-382-1425. See flyer for details.

March 2017 – Goodwill Metro, It takes a Village. Goodwill Metro partners with Mount Cavalry Missionary Baptist Church to incorporate heritage and cultural awareness activities that focus on the history of African Americans in Tucson. Goodwill was awarded a grant by the African American Initiative (The Village), a program of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. See flyer.

March 1, 2017: Youth Employment on Tucson’s Morning Blend Julie Bednarek, Youth Employment Manager and John, Ballistic Fabrication talk about Goodwill’s Youth Employment program. It’s a win-win for both the youth and the employer.

February 28, 2017 – We Love Southern Arizona #2, Goodwill employee video

February 28, 2017 – Goodwill youth employment, KGUN9 The Morning Blend. Goodwill Youth Employment is looking for local employers to help give youth and young adults their foot in the door to industries and organizations. If you can’t help as an employer, you can support the programs by ’rounding up’ to the nearest dollar at our Goodwill thrift stores.

February 20, 2017 – With Goodwill, it’s so easy to spread the love, Goodwill employee video

February 14, 2017 – Happy Valentine’s Day southern Arizona, Goodwill employee video

February 7, 2017 – We Love you Southern Arizona #1, Goodwill employee video

December 26, 2016 – Give Back Box lets you donate to local Goodwill, KGUN9 If you ordered or received holiday gifts in the mail from participating retailers, you can use that cardboard box to help others by filling it with donations. Print out a label from and your box will be delivered to the nearest Goodwill.

November 4, 2016 – First impression for an interview starts with your appearance, KGUN9 The Morning Blend. The resume and cover letter may have gotten you the interview but the first thing people will see when you walk in to the interview is the way you are put together (dress, hygiene). Attendees of the D.R.E.A.M. job Workshops in September saw a “What to Wear” Fashion Show and 4 audience members won a $25 gift card to Goodwill where they shopped for an interview outfit. See the outfits 2 winners bought and where else you can get job search tips!

October 28, 2016 – Give back with Halloween costumes from Goodwill, Tucson News Now. When you shop at Goodwill for your Halloween costume, you save money and give back to the community.

October 19, 2016 – Oklahoma man receives surprising phone call when uncle’s Purple Heart turns up at Tucson Goodwill, News Channel 4, Oklahoma.

October 17, 2016 – Purple Heart Medal was accidentally donated to Goodwill, Tucson News Now. Help us find the family members of this amazing American Hero 2LT Frederick J Delahunt.

October 17, 2016 – Purple Heart Medal was accidentally donated to Goodwill, KGUN 9 Help us find the family members of this amazing American Hero 2LT Frederick J Delahunt.

October 17, 2016 – Purple Heart Medal was accidentally donated to Goodwill, KVOA News. Help us find the family members of this amazing American Hero 2LT Frederick J Delahunt.

October 12, 2016 – Finding a job and having a disability, Tucson News Now. Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona takes part as a service provider and employer in the 2016 D.R.E.A.M. Job Fair.

October 11, 2016 – How to Green your Halloween, Mrs. Green’s World. Gina Murphy-Darling and Judi Simmons, Director of Marketing talk green options to DIY Halloween this year!

October 7, 2016 – Community Spotlight, Friday Focus Morning Show, KTAN, Sierra Vista. Sharon Hinds, Sierra Vista Store Manager and Tony Pinson, Career Development Specialist from Sierra Vista Job Connection Center talks about what Goodwill offers the Cochise County community.

September 2, 2016 – Goodwill helps local youth earn GED and get a job, Oro Valley Voice. Learn how Goodwill youth participant, Rey got a job and his GED through Goodwill’s Youth programs!

August 10, 2016 – Goodwill mission extends to employees, Oro Valley Voice. Meet Goodwill store keyholder, Bruce who shares how Goodwill has helped him build his career and his future plans.

July 6, 2016 – GoodThreads does good work, while offering good deals, Tucson Local Media, by Barbara Russek. GoodThreads is more than just a boutique.

June 13,2016 – GoodFutures on KGUN9’s Morning Blend Jason Flores, Program Manager and participant Patrick discussed the goals of the program and the impact such an experience can have on a young person’s life.

May 2016 – GoodGuides® provides empowerment & stability for youth. Oro Valley Voice. Becoming a youth mentor can make all the difference!

April 8, 2016 – Goodwill is recruiting Retail Managers, ForTucson at 4, KVOI 1030AM
Kevin Cunningham, Director of Retail was on 4Tucson at 4 Show on KVOI, 1030AM to talk about what makes a successful Retail Manager at Goodwill.  Watch & Listen at

April 4, 2016 – Youth Restoration Project on KGUN9’s Morning Blend
Eric Roller, Program Manager and Ray, youth associate talked about the Youth Restoration Project on the Morning Blend. Watch now at

April 2016 – Why Thrifting Matters, Mrs. Green’s World podcast
Michael Meyer, VP of Donated Goods & Marketing for GII and Judi Simmons, Dir. of Marketing spoke w/ Mrs. Green about how donations can help our mission!  Listen to podcast at

February 29, 2016 – GoodFutures provides youth with work experience, KOLD. Jason Flores, Program Manager speaks with reporter, Kevin Adger about GoodFutures and how the program is helping youth gain work experience and confidence. Youth participant, Mario talks about his experience at The Shop.

February 20, 2016 – GoodGuides Youth Career Fair. One youth gets to be a reporter for KGUN9!

December 29, 2015 – Youth Employment Program recruits on the radio!
Julie Bednarek, Youth Employment Manager sits down with host Mike Shaw to talk about the program and to recruit for the next session starting in January.
Listen here or visit and click on the 12-29-15 show.

December 2015 – Green Holiday Shopping with Mrs. Green

November 12, 2015 – Goodwill was recently on KGUN9’s Morning Blend promoting the Know Where to Throw Event that took place on November 14th.

October 24, 2015 – Liz Gulick, co-President/CEO speaks with Tucson Chamber President, Mike Varney on Profiles in Business on KLPX

October 24, 2015 – Goodwill’s Halloween Costumes shared on Arriba Tucson, Azteca TV
Yvette Contreras, Alvernon Store Boo Crew Chief represented Goodwill on Azteca TV’s Arriba Tucson Show which featured Halloween costumes you can find at Goodwill! Watch it now at Our segment starts at 21:05.

October 27, 2015 – Halloween Costumes on a Budget on Tucson News Now
Reporter Morgan Kyrklund visited our store on 22nd & Kolb where employees, a few UofA students and Natalia Lopez, make-up artist dressed to the nines for our Halloween segment.

September 14, 2015UofA Student, Anna Mae Ludlum stops in to learn about the Career and Financial Education Workshops Goodwill offers to its employees. See her video at or

August 11th, 2015 – Expanded Goodwill store has more to offer! Nogales International 

July 30 – August 2, 2015- Goodwill has been nominated as one of the best thrift stores in Tucson. Vote for us on the Tucson Weekly Best of Tucson 2015 and don’t forget to tell your friends.

July 27th, 2015- Goodwill holds successful job fair in Nogales, AZ.  Congrats from Nogales-Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

June 19th, 2015- GoodFutures Youth Employment Program graduated their second class of caregivers as part of their medical training cohort.

May 6, 2015 – Good Threads. Good Cause. Looks for not-a-lot, Natural Awakenings blog

May 2015 -Goodwill Celebrates Thrifty Finds at Fashion Show, Natural Awakenings

May 4, 2015- Literacy Connects Partnership

Many thanks to our donors, volunteers, and community partners like @goodwillsouthaz for your generous support! #books

— Literacy Connects (@LitConnectsAZ) May 4, 2015

May 2, 2015 – Spring Cleaning? Uber will collect your clothing donations today for free! Tucson News Now Online

March 17, 2015 – “Tucson’s Goodwill Outlet offers bargains by the pound” Arizona Daily Star

March 11, 2015 – Youth Restoration Project: Mission Integration at its Best, Goodwill Industries International Blog March 4, 2015 – Goodwill Interim-President/CEO Liz Gulick interviews with legendary, Bill Buckmaster, AM 1030, KVOI Goodwill is more than just its stores. Liz Gulick, Interim-President/CEO discusses our mission with Bill Buckmaster. Source: For Tucson, AM 1030, KVOI February 18, 2015 – Goodwill interview on For Tucson Show, AM 1030 AM, KVOI Eric Roller, Youth Programs Manager and Judi Simmons, Marketing Manager talk about Goodwill Youth Programs on the For Tucson Show. Source: For Tucson, AM 1030, KVOI February 17, 2015 – Goodwill LIVE on AM 1030, KVOI Wake Up Tucson Show Beth Hannon-Penny, Workforce Development Director and youth/mentee Kayla shares all the wonderful work Goodwill does in the community through our programs and mission! Take a listen! Source: Wake Up Tucson, AM 1030, KVOI February 14, 2015 – Goodwill Fashion on Arriba Tucson, Azteca TV (Spanish language) Don’t really know what kind of fashions you can find at Goodwill?  Scroll to 23:08 on this video. February 13, 2015 – Third annual ‘Prom-O-Rama’ offers free dresses to students Cinderella’s Closet, Goodwill of Southern Arizona and Tucson College partnered to give away hundreds of free prom dresses, jewelry and accessories on March 7, 9am-3pm at Tucson College.  The event is designed to help teenage girls and their families find a beautiful dress and accessories at no cost to make their prom nights memorable. January 17, 2015 Get into a snowball fight at Club Congress & support Goodwill! Alpine Lodge Theme Party, Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 p.m. at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Proceeds from yellow snow cones & snowballs go to Goodwill of Southern Arizona to support our mission! Visit the event page! December 8, 2014 – Goodwill is named in Top 20 Most Inspiring Companies on Forbes List Forbes recently released its annual list of America’s Most Inspiring Companies, and for the third year in a row, it included Goodwill®. Coming in at #11 in 2014, Goodwill is the only nonprofit to make the prestigious list. Last year, Goodwill ranked #19. Nov 19, 2014 – Staggering number of children, teens and young adults live on the street in Pima County Arizona reports that there are more than 6,000 homeless or runawy youth in Pima County. The METRO Youth Program partners with the Homeless Youth Committee of Tucson to provide a resource fair for youth to find support and resources to help youth make good decisions and to understand services that are out there for them. Oct 27, 2014 – New Goodwill® program restoring more than furniture A short profile of Goodwill®’s Youth Restoration Project, a program that teaches more than job carpentry and bike repair skills Oct 24, 2014 – No need to blow the budget on Halloween costumes You don’t have to break the bank to get an awesome Halloween costume! See affordable options to inspire you! Oct 7, 2014 – PCC partnership with Goodwill increase access to education Pima Community College and Goodwill of Southern Arizona team up to increase access to post-secondary education, training & career paths Sept 12, 2014 – Centsible Mom: Thrifting tips to help you save Check out the deals this thrifty mom got at Goodwill!   updated 10/16/2016