Goodwill Houston eliminating discounts program for teachers, seniors, military, first responders; Nonprofit is switching to model it says benefits more people
Goodwill Houston is changing its discount program, eliminating its Wednesday ID discounts program that offered discounts to senior citizens, first responders, military and teachers and shifting to another model for discounts that the company told KPRC 2 will benefit more store customers.
Houston Newsmakers: Houston-area nonprofits receive nearly 100 million dollars
Prairie View A & M University was a big winner toward the end of 2020 when it was awarded 50 million dollars by the Mackenzie Scott Foundation. Happy days for Houston Area nonprofits50 million dollars-Prairie View A & M University18 million dollars-YMCA of Greater Houston15 million dollars-Goodwill Industries Houston7 million dollars-Easter Seals of Greater Houston? Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyYMCA of Greater HoustonAfter an aggressive pivot on priorities because of the pandemic, the YMCA of Greater Houston now has a much needed cushion for programs. Steve Lufburrow is the President and CEO and recounts his thoughts when told of his 15 million dollar award. More Information:Ruth Simmons, Ph.D., President, Prairie View A & M University· Website: https://www.pvamu.edu/· Twitter: @PVAMUStephen Ives, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Houston· Website: https://www.ymcahouston.org/· Twitter: @YMCAHoustonSteve Lufburrow, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries Houston· Website: https://www.goodwillhouston.org· Twitter: @goodwillhoustonElise Hough, CEO Easter Seals of Greater Houston· Website: https://www.eastersealshouston.org/· Twitter: @eastersealshouSummer Day, President & CEO Meals on Wheels Montgomery County· Website: https://www.mowmc.org/· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mealsonwheelsmc/?ref=hl
These 3 things make all the difference for veterans returning to civilian life
But what happens when veterans return to civilian life? Here are three things that can help a veteran acclimate to civilian life. Access to workIt can be a process for a veteran to get acclimated back to civilian life. If you know someone who is struggling to find work, share this: They have access to free programs that are specifically structured for them. The Goodwill Houston’s Veterans Employment and Training Services program provides free resume preparation, job training and interview skills.
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.
This virtual job fair will put you in touch with area employers
Wednesday, those who are searching for a job will get a chance to e-meet with employers from the area. Goodwill Houston will hold its monthly virtual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it will includes employers from Houston Independent School District, Effex Management Solutions and Goodwill Houston. Goodwill Houston will also host its second Virtual Health Fair on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Barbie Parker, vice president of Fund Development & Community Relations with Goodwill Houston, explained their new procedures in place. For more information about Goodwill Houston, call 713-692-6221, or visit the website.
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.
Goodwill Houston asking people to not drop off donations while stores, centers are closed
HOUSTON – Most people are finding ways to keep busy while stuck at home. Goodwill Houston said it has temporarily closed all stores, donation centers, job connection center and corporate offices due to not being an essential business. “Our top priority during the COVID-19 outbreak remains the health and safety of our community and team members,” said Steve Lufburrow, President & CEO of Goodwill Houston. “We are grateful for all donations, but please hang on to them until after the outbreak is over,” Lufburrow said. Goodwill Houston said it is still providing workforce development services through its online platform.
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.
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