In Goodwill San Antonio's "Good News" newsletter, we share stories about our clients, team members, and community events. It is our way of keeping you informed on how your continued support of our mission is making a difference in our community.

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Donations that No Longer Spark Joy

Feeling Overwhelmed by Clutter?

The popular Netflix series, "Tidying Up", featuring Marie Kondo stresses if an item doesn't "spark joy", you should discard it. By following her method, you will only surround yourself with items that support your envisioned lifestyle. 

When you donate to Goodwill San Antonio, your items will bring joy to others be it customers searching for quality goods at affordable prices, Good Career Academy students training in a high-demand field, or a Good Careers Center client receiving meaningful one-on-one job preparation assistance. 

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NXT Level

Goodwill San Antonio Partners With the Community to Re-Engage Opportunity Youth

With more than 30,000 young people in Bexar County between the ages of 16 and 24 neither in school nor working, Goodwill San Antonio has partnered with the City of San Antonio and Communities In Schools on a comprehensive initiative to re-engage young adults who are currently disconnected from education, employment, or major social institutions. 

The NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center, inside the Frank Garrett Multi-Purpose Center at 1226 NW 18th Street, opened its doors on February 15th and is the first of its kind in Texas. The center aims to connect with the community's most vulnerable youth, by providing critical social and emotional support as well as education and career resources to help young people get back on track and navigate a successful future. 

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David- Beacon of Light

Finding a Beacon of Light and Hope

David graduated high school and was enthusiastic to attend a local community college. However, after three years of college, he realized he enjoyed working more and dropped out. Demands of his job were and wanting to be closer to family were too much.  David looked for a new career. With only a high school diploma in hand, he received phone calls from only three out of one hundred applications he submitted. Financial burdens where piling up. Unsure of his future, David discovered the Administrative Assistant program being offered at Goodwill San Antonio's Good Careers Academy. 

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Goodwill Electronics Store Grand Opening

New Goodwill Electronics Store Offers Affordable Technology & More

With the recent grand opening of the Goodwill Electronics Store, located at 4810 Eisenhauer Road (inside the Goodwill Clearance Center), customers now have the opportunity to not only peruse the shelves stocked with a selection of laptops, desktops, servers, monitors, tablets, and peripherals, they can also request custom built computers, configured to their needs.

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Boxes of Donations going to Goodwill

Your Donated Items Provide Opportunities to Others - But What Does that Mean?

We are fortunate many in our community know we help people find jobs, but we also know many do not know how we go about providing those services. Goodwill San Antonio is comprised of three operations – Business Services, Donated Goods & Retail, and Workforce Development. The revenue earned by our Retail and Business Services operations is reinvested back into our mission through our Workforce Development operation where we empower people with life barriers to secure their future through meaningful employment.  We provide education, training, and career services to those who need it most.

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Rosa - After Multiple Setbacks, Moving Forward

Rosa - After Multiple Setbacks, Moving Forward

Rosa was in a painful and abusive marriage, with no voice and no opportunity to realize her own potential. She struggled both emotionally and physically until one day found the courage to escape with her four children. Rosa moved from New York to Texas to be closer to her family. She applied and began working for Goodwill San Antonio's Business Services division as a Records Associate While Rosa was more than grateful to Goodwill for the opportunity for employment, the stress of working as a single mother raising four kids, coupled with being in a new environment, was more than she could handle.

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Community Career Fair- Winter 2018

Connecting the Community to Career Opportunities

On October 25, 2018 Goodwill San Antonio hosted a Career Fair for community members seeking new career opportunities. The hiring event brought more than 50 employers including FedEx, Citibank, Randolph Federal Credit Union, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Spectrum, Methodist Hospital, and the City of San Antonio.

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