2017 John Latchford Award Winner – Doug Palmer

When Doug Palmer was announced as the winner of the 2017 John Latchford Award at Goodwill’s staff meeting, the room lit up with applause and cheers.

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Sunni Thomas

“Why are you here?” my supervisor asked me. It was 2004 and I had, not long before, started a job as an apprentice at Goodwill’s warehouse in Cordelia.

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Christina Viliamu

Back in 2006, when I was incarcerated at Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW), I had to attend a re-entry class in order to get paroled. One of the assignments in this class was to find ten resources within your county from a resource guide VSPW supplied. Looking for any place to write down, I noticed that Goodwill was listed five different times. I wrote down Goodwill and made a mental note for myself when I paroled.

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Jason Miller

My story begins with addiction. I dropped out of school and was in and out of prison. I couldn’t keep a job and eventually, I stopped trying to work.

Then my fiancé got pregnant and I knew I had to change. I started looking for work and trying to get clean.

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Grand Opening, Oakland, Durant Square Store and Career Center—December 20

Join Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay for the grand opening of our brand new Oakland, Durant Square, store and Career Center at 10800 International Blvd on Wednesday, December 20 at 9am.

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Shawn Pangelinan

Shawn Pangelinan has a smile you won’t forget, one you may have seen brightening up the side of a Goodwill truck as it passes you on the street. The story of how he became Calidad’s facilities manager at Camp Parks is memorable too. 

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Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Tuesday, November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

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Power of Work Awards Ceremony Photos

Did you join us at Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay’s Power of Work Awards and Gala on October 13, 2017?

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Thank You Power of Work Award Sponsors

Last Friday, October 13, Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay celebrated our 2017 “Power of Work” Awards Ceremony and Gala at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our presenting sponsor

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Michelle Norton

It was during high school that Michelle fell in with the wrong crowd and started experimenting with alcohol, then drugs. She fell in love- first with a man, then with methamphetamine. Not long after, her daughter, Nichelle, was born.

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