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KDRV Features Partnership with Garrison’s Home

KDRV-Newswatch 12’s, Adam Schumes, stopped by the Garrison’s Home showroom in Central Point as the company was honored for its partnership with Southern Oregon Goodwill. Owner, Brian Garrison, and Garrison’s employee/Goodwill client, Travis Green, were both unable to make it the Stories Behind the Store Celebration event in May so they held a private event […]

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Business Partnership Featured in Yreka Newspaper

The Siskiyou Daily News featured the business partnership between Southern Oregon Goodwill and Mountaineer IT in Yreka, which was honored at the annual Stories Behind the Store Celebration at Inn at the Commons in Medford on May 9, 2019. Mountaineer IT took on Dennis Cisar through an internship from Far Northern Regional Center in 2018 […]

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Stories Behind the Store Celebration 2019

Goodwill Celebrates Success Stories Southern Oregon Goodwill® hosted an awards luncheon on Thursday, May 09 at Inn at the Commons for community members, Goodwill team members and volunteers to recognize achievement in employment, community business partners, and personal growth. The awards luncheon, titled Goodwill Stories Behind the Store Celebration, honored Goodwill program participants who overcame odds and […]

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SOU’s Green House Takes Tour at Goodwill

  Behind-the-scenes at Goodwill On March 1, Southern Oregon University (SOU) students who are in the Green House program took a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how Southern Oregon Goodwill (Medford, OR) turns donations into jobs by recovering the most value from every donation. The Green House is a freshman seminar<https://sou.edu/academics/undergraduate-studies/seminar/house-seminar-experience/> that helps students study and […]

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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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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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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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