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Community Donations Increase in Wake of Netflix Show Popularity

KOBI-NBC reporter, Rayvan Veres,  came to our White City store on January 31 to interview Southern Oregon Goodwill Marketing Director, Julie Fletcher, about a possible connection between a Netflix show about “tidying up” and any increases in recent community donations. Watch the story here. KMVU-FOX also ran the story on its broadcasts on the evening broadcasts […]

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Ugly Sweaters Take the Airwaves by Storm

Ugly sweaters and holiday season shopping at Southern Oregon Goodwill were featured in a couple of morning shows on the radio during the month of December. Jason and Ashley at Q100.3 had Julie Fletcher on during the morning show Friday, December 7 and these are two of the sweater samplings they donned for the cameras. […]

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Posted in: Goodwill in the News, Holiday, Retail

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Retail Certification Program Picks up Media Attention

The newest program offered by Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries, in partnership with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation, the Retail Industry Fundamentals credential, garnered the attention of several media outlets. The Herald and News in Klamath Falls put out this story. Vice President of Workforce Development, Erin Young, was interviewed by the local ABC affiliate, […]

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New Retail Training Program Offered

Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries announces a new partnership with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation and will offer local courses for the Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential. The new program will begin January 7, 2019 with courses designed to teach skills needed to land jobs in retail and steps toward a promising career. Course participants will […]

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Posted in: Education & Learning, Employment & Job Training, Mission Services, Retail

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Previewing Ashland’s Grand Re-opening Celebration

The Ashland retail store on Tolman Creek Road went through a remodel, closed for one week and then re-opened on Friday, November 23. Several media outlets previewed the Grand Re-opening celebration scheduled for November 29 – December 2 and there was coverage by Ashland Daily Tidings of when it re-opened, the day after Thanksgiving.   […]

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Goodwill CA Fire Response Statement

Communities Coming Together to Help Californians Goodwill® is a network of 161 community-based and independent organizations. Although not in our name, Southern Oregon Goodwill’s region includes Siskiyou and Del Norte counties in CA. We are aligning efforts for fire relief in Northern California with other Goodwill member organizations in CA. Each Goodwill is assisting the […]

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Media coverage of Ashland store remodel

The Ashland Goodwill® on Tolman Creek Road is undergoing a remodel and will have a re-opening celebration at the end of November. Ashland’s Daily Tidings covered the changes and updates in an article published on Saturday, November 10. Read the full article here: http://dailytidings.com/submit-your-news/goodwill-store-to-close-for-remodeling The Mail Tribune also ran that story on the same day, November […]

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Halloween and Southern Oregon Goodwill TV coverage

KOBI-5 TV in Medford had us on set for their morning show on Friday, October 19 with Allison Ross and Matt Jordan, which was a blast! We’d like to thank KTVL-10 for having us on their morning show the week after on Friday, October 26, to promote Halloween costume ideas at Southern Oregon Goodwill. We […]

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Posted in: Costumes, Goodwill in the News, Halloween, Retail

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Retail Halloween Costume Contest – 2018

All of the Southern Oregon Goodwill retail stores competed against one another on October 4th, dressing up in costume as a team to get into the Halloween spirit and during the busiest time of the year for them in the stores. An internal Goodwill panel of judges awarded E-Commerce team overall bragging rights for originality, […]

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