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Merry Christmas
from your friends at Goodwill Easter Seals! 
West Mobile
Recycling Dates
Drop-off your recyclables
at Baker High School
from 8 a.m.-noon
  • Dec 17
  • Jan 28
  • Feb 25
  • Mar 31
  • Apr 28
  • May 19
  • Jun 30
  • Jul 28
  • Aug 25
  • Sep 29
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 15
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Clothing the Community

GES provides coats to meet immediate need

Coats for 15 PLACE
Continuing an 8-year partnership, Goodwill Easter Seals volunteer Kina Eager assists Joshua Willis, assistant director of 15 Place, load more than 100 winter coats that will be distributed at 15 PLACE. 15 PLACE is a day shelter for the homeless that offers case management, advocacy, mental health services as well as hot lunches daily, breakfasts on the weekends, showers, laundry, hygiene items, transportation assistance and many other services to any homeless person or family.


When you donate clothing to Goodwill Easter Seals, we are able to provide for the community in a number of ways.

In addition to selling these items in our retail stores to fund our programs and services, we are also able to provide area non-profits like 15 PLACE and church clothing closets with items they can distribute to people seeking help from their organizations.

Your generosity
helps us meet an immediate need. Thank you for helping us help others!



Teen BLAST: Building  Language and Socializing Together  

Social Skills Classes for teens with Asperger's Syndrome & Autism  



Social situations can be tough for anyone, especially if you're living with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Teen BLAST is a program that utilizes role-playing, group games and team building activities to help teens learn conversation and social skills.

Orientations will be held in December to help match teens with peers who can help them learn and overcome these challenges together. For more information click here and please contact Hilary Layne at or 251-380-7169.


New Teen BLAST classes
start in January.



R.E.E.P. now accepting participants 

Recovery through Education & Employment Program 

Was your job affected by the BP oil spill and/or hurricanes?

Are you looking for a way to earn a living for your family?

Do you need to complete your education?    


Goodwill Easter Seals has a new program to help you obtain your GED, steer you to a different career path, manage your finances and find the support you need to succeed...all AT NO COST!


* EDUCATION-GED classes and testing

* EMPLOYMENT-Set your career path

* FINANCIAL LITERACY-Budget with confidence

* SUPPORT-Identify the resources you need to succeed


Please contact Goodwill Easter Seals at 251-375-9114 for an appointment and more information.


Funding made possible by the Gulf Communities Initiative of the Community Foundation of South Alabama



Tax Assistance Available in 2012

Appointments available mid-January for FREE tax preparation 



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Patience is the Companion of Wisdom -St. Augustin

Don't let your tax refund get away from you this year by taking out a Refund Anticipation Loan or by falling for a "Rapid Refund" scheme.


Be Smart with YOUR Money.


Have a little patience and let Goodwill Easter Seals e-file your tax return for FREE by a trained and certified volunteer. If you can wait for the electronic transfer or the mailman to bring you your refund, not only will you have a larger check, you will also have a lot less hassle in the end. To qualify, household income must be less than $50,000.


For more information or to schedule an

appointment call (251) 433-4900 after January 17, 2012. If you are interested in volunteering call Jean Broach or Lydia Gaudet at (251) 471-1581.




Mayor Proclaims 2011Christmas on the Coast Keepsake City's Official Christmas Ornament

"Cannon at the Loop" available online & at select retail outlets 


mayors proclamation
Mayor Sam Jones presents Frank Harkins, chief executive officer of Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, a proclamation naming the 2011 Christmas on the Coast ornament "Cannon at the Loop" the official 2011 Christmas ornament for Mobile. photo credit: Mary Ardis
Since 1994, Goodwill Easter Seals has been offering collectible Christmas on the Coast ornaments for trimming the tree and gift giving throughout the year. Proceeds fund our programs and services.

For a complete list of retail outlets or to order online,please visit
or call 251-471-1581.
Cost is $12 or $14 with shipping/handling.


With your donations, Goodwill Easter Seals spends 98 cents of every dollar helping over 8,600 people with disabilities along the Gulf Coast. From Early Intervention services for kids with disabilities to Day Care and Parent Training, from Literacy and Education programs, to programs helping people get jobs, from Senior Citizen programs to sending people with disabilities to experience the outdoors at Camp ASCAA to Medical Assistance services for those who cannot afford it... all of this is made possible through your donated goods.

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast | 2448 Gordon Smith Drive | Mobile, Alabama 36617 |