Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill!
A Behind the Scenes Look at Halloween Preparations

Halloween is an exciting time of year at Goodwill. With the popularity of one of a kind, do-it-yourself costumes Goodwill is a popular destination for many aspiring ghouls and goblins.

In a recent blog post, you can get a behind the scenes glimpse at the creative process behind this year's Halloween commercial and other advertisements.

Click here to read the Blog.

Click here to visit the Goodwill website for costume inspiration.
Simply Goodwill Opens in Roanoke on Melrose Avenue
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane to the Goodwill From Your Childhood
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys opened Simply Goodwill, the first store of its kind, on Monday, August 28 th. The store is located at 2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, adjacent to the Goodwill Melrose Jobs Campus in Roanoke. Simply Goodwill joins 36 traditional Goodwill stores, two outlets, and various online shopping platforms including www.shopgoodwill.com. The new store is just another way that Goodwill is striving to meet shoppers how and where they choose to shop.
We Need Your Input
Goodwill Survey Open Now through November 30th

When you donate, shop, volunteer, and support Goodwill you are helping people right here in our communities who want to advance their skills and receive training so they may find work, find a better job, or increase their independence. Together with Goodwill you are helping individuals reach their greatest potential.

We are asking for your feedback so that we better serve individuals, businesses, and the community, as well improve our processes. By taking the time to complete this survey about Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, you will provide valuable insight into how Goodwill is perceived locally. We value your feedback and look forward to using the results to better serve our communities and to make our organization stronger.

Study Suggests Goodwill Programs Can Influence Earnings
Research Ongoing as to the Impact of Goodwill's Mission

Preliminary research has been conducted to study whether there is a correlation between an individual's participation in programs at Goodwill Industries® of the Valleys and earnings potential. Initial findings suggest that there could be a correlation.

Donor Spotlight
Prabhat Jain

Prabhat Jain believes strongly in giving back to the community. Prabhat, CEO of Virginia Transformer Corporation, believes the United States is falling behind other countries in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens. This belief fuels his commitment to sharing his good fortune with people who have disadvantages and are willing to work hard to advance. He feels that until our education system catches up to that in Japan, Germany and Korea, the U.S. needs to allow immigration of science and technology graduates. Prabhat states, "There are 2.5 million new jobs each year in the United States and 1.0 million jobs in science and technology are going unfilled. The annual quota of immigration for this category is only 60,000. We have been falling behind for 20 years and we cannot continue at this rate."
Together, We Are Stronger
A message from our President & CEO, Bruce Phipps

The past few months have been challenging for our nation. From the events in Charlottesville, to the devastating hurricanes, and now the tragedy in Las Vegas, it often seems hard to find a light of hope in the midst of all the sorrow.


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Goodwill Mission
Helping people and families in our
community achieve a better life
through  work and independence.
Goodwill Vision
Through the work of Goodwill all 
people  with have the opportunity
to achieve their greatest potential.

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