GOODWILL NEWS

October 19, 2020Tucson Morning Blend – Look great this Halloween without going broke! Find your costume, decorations and more at Goodwill of Southern Arizona. See full story here 

October 17, 2020Arizona Daily Star – Great customer service wins the day for returning shoppers. Our Goodthreads Boutique receives praise for excellent customer service! See full story here

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.

March 19, 2020Arizona 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, 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 17, 2019 Arizona 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 17,2019 Arizona 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, 2019 Arizona 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, 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.