Goodwill at Work: 1st Quarter 2017

Quarterly Newsletter


Here at Goodwill, we’re excited about 2017 and all we plan to accomplish. Let’s begin by visiting an old friend and getting an update on his amazing success story!

Where Are They Now: Albert’s Electrifying Career!

Albert Deluna

“Goodwill gave me the tools and the chance I needed. It was up to me to advance myself into what I’ve become, and now I’m on the path for my dream career.” 

You may remember hearing about Albert. After his grandmother who adopted him passed away, Albert spent much of his childhood bouncing between family members and going in and out of foster care. This lack of stability meant school wasn’t a priority; he got into trouble and was eventually arrested.

These days, Albert is working full time in the Facilities Electrical Department at Samsung and attending college to get his Journeyman’s License, studying under a Master Electrician. How did he do it?  [MEET ALBERT]

In 2017, More is Better!

From opening new stores, to expanding our educational offerings, we’ve got a busy 2017 ahead! See what our leadership has to say about it. [READ MORE]

Funding for our Future: Our Children

Not only are we offering the dream of a high school diploma to adults 17-50 at The Goodwill Excel Center, we’ve now received funding to expand our pre-K childcare curriculum at The Exploration Center – our free, fully licensed, childcare facility housed inside the high school! We have several companies to thank for their generous investments in our future generation: Thank you, KLE Foundation and United Way, for your investment in our next generation of leaders and supporting Goodwill in improving the quality of our program that allows children to transition from basic childcare to a true pre-K program. ​ [READ MORE]

Goodwill? GoodCall!

GoodCallOn Valentine’s Day, Goodwill Business Solutions opened a new outbound business-to-business Call Center, GoodCall, located at our main offices in Austin. YPC Media, the Call Center’s first business partner and customer, are heavily dedicated to our mission of generating lifelong connections to work. GoodCall currently employs eight people with plans to expand to 20 employees by years’ end. Do you need the services of a call center? Let Goodwill Business Solutions solve your business needs. Contact us at 512. 637.7531 or [READ MORE]

5 Easy Ways to Donate to Goodwill!


Get organized and clear out items you no longer need. See all the great ways we’re making donating easy, from hosting your own donation drive to personal curbside pickup! [READ MORE]

And don’t forget: Take the Tour!

Take our one-hour behind the scenes Real Goodwill Tour, and you’ll see why we’re more than a store! 

Thank you for supporting our vision of empowering 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work!




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