Maria Harral

Maria Harral knows what commitment, determination, and motivation is about.

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Goodwill Store Opens in Walnut Creek, Gets New Look Inside in Concord

It’s been quite a summer season for Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay. We opened the doors of our brand new Walnut Creek store at 2536 North Main Street to a waiting crowd of Goodwill fans in July. The store sits at a convenient location in Walnut Creek, visible from the freeway, with easy freeway access, a convenient parking lot, and a view of Mount Diablo from the store windows.

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Anita Tobar

Life wasn’t always easy. As a kid, I moved between my dad and my grandparents’ house. My uncle would beat my brother and me, and my granddad died of a heart attack right in front of me. When my brother entered gang life, I followed in his footsteps.

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Goodwill Day with the Oakland A’s

In honor of Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay’s designation as the Oakland A’s “Job Creation Partner,” Goodwill Day was celebrated at the A’s game on July 3rd. As the game began, five of Goodwill and Calidad’s past program participants Maria Harral, Belen Zarate, Raymond Hernandez, Michelle Norton, and Shawn Pangelinan, stood at home base on Rickey Henderson Field with our A’s spokesperson, first baseman Ryon Healy.

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Goodwill Receives Telly Award

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay is the honored recipient of a Telly Award for our video celebrating the 2016 James Sweeny “Power of Work” Award winner Raymond Hernandez. Telly Awards honor excellence in TV and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast productions. Goodwill’s video was chosen for a bronze distinction from a pool of over 13,000 entries.

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Walnut Creek Store Grand Opening — July 12 to July 16

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay invites you to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of our brand new Walnut Creek store and donation center on Wednesday, July 12 at 9am at 2536 North Main Street, Walnut Creek.

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Bill Erben

In the early 80s, a dependency on marijuana, then methamphetamine, kicked off my tour of the county jail system. What started with minor infractions quickly advanced to assault and battery, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a loaded gun.

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