Goodwill employee finds $42K while sorting through donated items
The Goodwill logo is seen at the entrance to a store in Houston on March 11, 2020. A Goodwill employee stumbled upon an accidental donation while sorting through items brought to her store located in Norman, Okla. According to Fox 10, Andrea Lessing found a bundle of $100 bills totaling $42,000 with two old sweaters that were donated. “I never expected anything like this to happen to me of all people,” Lessing said according to Fox 10. As “karma” would have it, Lessing was rewarded $1,000 by the individual who accidentally donated the cash for her good deed.
Goodwill Houston helps local veterans find jobs
HOUSTON – Veterans sometimes face challenges when returning home after military service. At Goodwill, they believe finding a good job shouldn’t be one of them. U.S. Army veteran Jasmine Carey was joined by Goodwill Houston’s VP of Fund Development and Community Relations Barbie Parker to share Carey’s story.
Goodwill Houston helps local veterans find jobs | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Goodwill Houston helps local veterans find jobs | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: November 12, 2020, 12:46 pmVeterans sometimes face challenges when returning home after military service. At Goodwill, they believe finding a good job shouldn't be one of them. U.S. Army veteran Jasmine Carey was joined by Goodwill Houston’s VP of Fund Development and Community Relations Barbie Parker to share Carey’s story.
Shooting at Goodwill may have led to crash on Northwest Freeway, police say
HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating a shooting Tuesday that may have led to a crash on the Northwest Freeway. Houston police said they are investigating a shooting Tuesday that may have led to a crash on the Northw Freeway about 11:30 a.m. According to investigators, at some point, the suspect or victim ran onto the freeway which may have resulted in a crash. Police said this does not appear to be a road rage incident. Check back for updates.
Hoping to nail that perfect Halloween costume? 5 convincing reasons to consider a thrift store
Whether you only have yourself to worry about, or you’ll be arranging costumes for the whole family, thrift stores just might be your answer. Thrift stores are made for Halloween shopping. If you want to put together an original look, a thrift shop is the place to do it. You can typically track these down and make the magic happen at thrift stores. The possibilities for finding something different to wear are going to be endless when you shop at a thrift store.
Goodwill’s new concept stores are like going to 200 garage sales in 2 hours
HOUSTON – If you love thrifting and hunting for treasure, you should check out Goodwill’s new outlet stores. One shopper said it’s like going to 200 to 300 garage sales in two hours. What is a Goodwill Outlet? The longest last-chance merchandise stays on the floor in a Goodwill Outlet is 90 minutes. Long Point Outlet Store- 7960 Long Point Rd., Houston, TX 77055Gessner Outlet Store- 8225 S. Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77036Sabo Outlet Store- 10998- A Fuqua St., Houston, TX 77089This video above was taped pre-pandemic which is why no one is wearing masks.
Goodwill Houston on new safety procedures for shopping and donating | HOUSTON LIFE| KPRC 2
Goodwill Houston on new safety procedures for shopping and donating | HOUSTON LIFE| KPRC 2Published: August 12, 2020, 1:59 pmWhether you wish to visit them to drop off donations or to shop, it’s important that you know Goodwill Houston has been taking precautions to keep stores and donation centers safe after COVID.19 Barbie Parker, Vice President of Fund Development & Community Relations with Goodwill Houston, explained their new procedures in place.
Houston-area family searching for their grandfather’s old Coast Guard jacket that was accidentally donated
Attention all thrift shoppers – have you seen this jacket? A family is looking for their grandfather’s missing Coast Guard jacket, which might have been accidentally donated. The Coast Guard jacket is embroidered with the names “Steve” and “Mary” on the interior of the sleeve. According to Kyle Voorhees, his grandfather’s coat could potentially be at Goodwill Donation Center in the Friendswood area, if it hasn’t been purchased yet. The grandson is willing to buyback the jacket from the finder for the same price as it was purchased.
5 affordable Rodeo outfits you can get at Goodwill Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
5 affordable Rodeo outfits you can get at Goodwill Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: March 3, 2020, 3:24 pmRodeo is in full swing, and if you've ever shopped for western wear, you know it can get expensive really quickly. But don't worry -- Barbie Parker, Vice President of Fund Development & Community Relations with Goodwill Houston, shares 5 looks to help us dress for rodeo for less.
The do’s and don’ts of donating your used clothes at Goodwill Houston
Donating your gently used items and clothes you no longer wear is a great way to organize your life and help someone in need. But before you head over to your local Goodwill, there are some things you should know about donating used clothes. DOCarefully go through your used clothes and make sure they’re up to par. Think about donating things like used kitchen appliances, plates or even used games and movies. For more information on how you can donate your used items to a Goodwill near you, click here.
Under $10: Back-to-school clothing and supplies at Goodwill in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- With Tax-Free Weekend behind us, you may still be looking to stretch your dollar on last minute back-to-school essentials.Goodwill Houston can help you do that and more. "We have such awesome prices. It's great for anybody," said Barbie Rawsen-Parker, director of fund development at Goodwill. "Our shorts are $3.99 and shirts are $2.99. We have some teacher supplies for $1 and scissors and pencils for $0.75," explained Rawsen-ParkerEven more savings can be stacked on top of Goodwill's low prices each week by shopping their weekly tag sale.abc13.com
As woman's memory fades, a discovery brings comfort
As woman's memory fades, a discovery brings comfort Rose Hill's memory has been fading for reasons that aren't entirely clear. But in a Goodwill store, something of hers was found that she didn't even know existed. As Steve Hartman reports, the discovery overwhelmed her with joy and memories.cbsnews.com
1/30: Elderly hard-hit by tough flu season; As woman's memory fades, a discovery brings comfort
1/30: Elderly hard-hit by tough flu season; As woman's memory fades, a discovery brings comfort The flu is now widespread in all but six states. The CDC reported that flu activity is still widespread and as usual it's hitting the elderly particularly hard; and, Rose Hill's memory has been fading for reasons that aren't entirely clear. But in a Goodwill store, something of hers was found that she didn't even know existed.cbsnews.com
Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian refugees
Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian refugees UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom traveled to Jordan to meet with children from Syria and their families, whose lives have been devastated by the conflict in their home country.cbsnews.com