One of our hopes is that this blog will be a place to share information about the impact we are having in the community. We have partnerships with many local businesses, organizations and agencies to better serve those who live here. To that end, we think you should know about the partnership Goodwill Industries of Michiana has with South Bend Woodworks.
I’m sure you’ve noticed all the prints that are in trend this season. …and have you noticed all the mixing of prints? Stripes with floral, polka dot with stripes. Here are some expert tips on how to master mixing prints:
Alike colors – make sure the colors in both prints are similar
Alike or opposite weight – the size of the pattern in both prints should be about the same (i.e. medium), or opposite (i.e. large floral with a pin stripe)
Give this print-mixing trend a try…and send us a photo of what you find at your local Goodwill Store to mix!
What’s on-trend on the streets of NYC? Logos…logos everywhere! All of the big fashion houses are putting their logos on everything from socks to t-shirts, dresses and jewelry. Search your local Goodwill store for key logo pieces and wear them in an unexpected way. Try a logo t-shirt with a pencil skirt. A logo blouse with a track pant. Be creative, and let your inner fashionista shine!
At Goodwill Industries of Michiana, we understand many times the first step to finding a job is understanding your skills, interests, and abilities. We also understand matching employer needs with your unique skills is one way we can help bring the value of employment to you and your family.
Ability First services allow Goodwill staff to walk alongside individuals and employers as they address the unique challenges of employment for persons with cognitive or physical barriers by providing any needed job coaching, job training, advocacy or assistance with situations that may arise in the new position. The length of personal assistance is dependent upon the needs of both the individual and the employer.
To find out how Ability First can meet the employment needs of people with disabilities, contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services office.
Are you a regular shopper at Michiana area Goodwill Stores?
Are you an MGB Member?
Wait, WHAT?You don’t know what that is?
It seems everywhere we shop these days, we get enrolled in a new rewards program. These programs are amazing ways to save money… just by doing what we are already doing… SHOPPING! We at Goodwill love the idea of rewarding our regular customers for loyalty.
The Michiana Goodwill Boosters program does that and helps Goodwill employees too! (tip: shopping insiders call this program MGB). It was formed to help the community learn more about Goodwill’s mission, programs and needs – and to show appreciation for Goodwill’s employees. Special holiday meals and employee awards are among the many things that MGB does throughout the year to encourage Goodwill staff.
Michiana Goodwill Boosters is a community based support organization that exists to assist in the work of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. The mission of Goodwill is to provide jobs, training, and placement services for people with barriers to employment.
The other goal of Michiana Goodwill Boosters is to thank loyal customers with exclusive Membership Benefits…
As a Michiana Goodwill Booster, you will receive a $5.00 off purchase of $10.00 or more Member Coupon for each month.
Exclusive special promotions are also available to MGB members only like special 50% off sale dates.
Black Friday and Giving Tuesday only come around once a year.
Why is it that only one time a year we are able to find great dealswhen shopping for the things our family wants and needs, and why is it that only once a year we are encouraged to do good in our community and give-back?
In a perfect world, these things would happen all year around.
In a perfect world, these things would happen together…wait…THEY DO!
What’s this all about? We’re glad you asked!
At Goodwill, we appreciate your donations. We know many of you are moms who are clearing out the clutter at home and donating it to us. Your donations help Goodwill fulfill its mission so others in our community can learn how to get and keep jobs.
As you sort through things at home, fill your Donation Bag. Then, take it to any Goodwill Industries of Michiana Drive-thru Donation Center. Each time you fill the bag and donate, we’ll validate your Reward Card with a stamp.
When your card is full, mail us the card and we’ll send you a $25.00 Goodwill Shopping Certificate that you can use in any of our stores. It’s just that easy!