Archive for 2014

Shae Johns as New President/CEO

The Board of Directors for Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries announces Shae Johns, Vice President of Mission Services, will become President and CEO. This announcement ends the Goodwill Board’s extensive search to replace Gayle Byrne, who is retiring after 37 years leading the agency. Johns has over 14 years in social services and health care management […]

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Goodwill® Named One of America’s Most Inspiring Companies by Forbes

Forbes recently released a list of America’s 25 Most Inspiring Companies that included Goodwill® this year for the first time. The list was based on results from consulting firm Performance Inspired, Inc., which surveyed 2,175 consumers online to identify these “most inspiring” companies. These consumers responded by explaining the five companies they found most inspirational and why. […]

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SO Goodwill® Distributes $75,000

Each year, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries awards over $60,000 in vouchers to community service agencies in Douglas, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine counties to help people with need for clothing and home essentials. Goodwill announces it will award $75,000 in 2014 — a record amount for its community voucher program. Dating back to 1998, the program […]

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Local Decorator Shops Goodwill® for Voorhies Mansion Holiday Decor

Editor’s Note: Pamela Spanier Gibson, is an interior decorator living in Ashland, OR. In this post, she shares how she shopped at SO Goodwill stores to help transform the historic Voorhies Mansion (Medford) into a Victorian holiday wonderland. To see the mansion in person, visit Edenvale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Rd, Medford, on Friday, Nov. 28 and […]

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Posted in: Holiday, Retail

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Zombies came to Medford for charity! 2014 Running Dead 5K

NOTE: This article is about the 2014 Running Dead 5K – View Current Running Dead 5K! The 2014 Running Dead 5K, a zombie-chase benefiting Southern Oregon Goodwill was October 18, 2014. With 325 registered runners and 70 volunteers, the first-annual Goodwill Running Dead 5K was a huge success. Special thank our Signature Sponsor: United Risk Solutions, […]

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Posted in: Fund Raising, Running Dead 5K

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Boles Fire Help

For the long-term needs of the families affected by the Boles Fire in Weed, CA, Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries will work with community service providers in Siskiyou County to distribute credit vouchers to affected families. With past local fires, Goodwill has worked with fire departments or area faith-based organizations to distribute those vouchers to people […]

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Goodwill® Job Fairs in May

Job Seekers — Get Connected! Come to the Goodwill Job Fair to learn about some great opportunities for employment in Jackson and Josephine counties. Meet and greet with employers, learn about open positions and attend a class or two to prepare yourself for a great new career! Please remember to dress professionally and bring your resume. […]

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Posted in: Employment & Job Training, Jobs, Mission Services

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Smiles to Support Story Behind the Store

During the month of May, Southern Oregon Goodwill shoppers and donors can show their support of “The Story Behind the Store” by purchasing a “Smiling G” at check out.  Each $1 donation goes into Goodwill’s career development, family strengthening, and community integration programs which help local people with employment challenges gain skills and tools for finding […]

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Posted in: Mission Services, Retail

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