Goodwill and Good Works

Lori Lau - Assistant Director of Workforce Development at Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Lori Lau – Assistant Director of Workforce Development at Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Meet Lori Lau, Goodwill’s Assistant Director of Workforce Development which includes overseeing the statewide SEE Hawaii Work and VITA program.  Lori joined Goodwill in 2005, prior to Goodwill, she worked as an Outreach Counselor for at-risk youth with the YMCAHere’s Lori’s blog article:

If you’re like me, you took advantage of the past few rainy weeks to catch up on your favorite TV shows and put some serious miles on the couch.  “Wait, she said what?!!”  Well, I’m ready to come out of hibernation and get back out there.It’s easy and fun, yes FUN, to get involved.  Be A Volunteer!  Okay, tell the truth, when was the last time you got really excited about volunteering?  Well, if you love Great Deals, Social Media, Style, Fashion, Photography, Hair and Make-up—and we know you do!—I know just the place for you!

Goodwill’s “Call for Talent” is seeking professionals and new talent to volunteer in a wide variety of roles in the upcoming Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace.

Proceeds will benefit Goodwill’s ongoing mission and services.  Goodwill’s mission is helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential ans become self-sufficient.

There is also a call out to individuals that have experience with Stage Production and Retail Operations for the 3-and-a-half-day extravaganza, so get your friends to volunteer too.

Call for Talent preps volunteers for the Goodwill Goes GLAM! event in August: Dayna Kalakau, Sarah Tenney (VP of Marketing, Communications & Development), Moses Gouviea, Olotania Alalamua, Craig Kojima and his daughter. Paula Rath, Shawn Torres Akiyama and Luana Alapa interview volunteer prospects.

Goodwill’s Call for Talent preps volunteers for the Goodwill Goes GLAM! event in August: Dayna Kalakau, Sarah Tenney (VP of Marketing, Communications & Development), Moses Gouveia, Olotania Alalamua, Craig Kojima and his daughter. Paula Rath, Shawn Torres Akiyama and Luana Alapa interview volunteer prospects

Volunteering is a great way to support any organization—if you’ve been following this blog you’d know Goodwill’s a great one—and gives back to our community.  Volunteering makes us feel good about ourselves and strengthens the connections we have with each other. A total of 250 volunteers are needed throughout the Goodwill Goes GLAM! event.  The title sponsor of the event is Bank of Hawaii.  They have a great reputation for giving back to the community, not only through event sponsorships but through their employee volunteer programs.  I encourage you to be a part of Goodwill Goes GLAM! in August,  so make sure you sign-up (click here) to do your good work today!

I’ll see you there, and don’t worry, The Voice will be over by then!

Goodwill supporters gear-up for Goodwill Goes GLAM!

Goodwill supporters gear-up for Goodwill Goes GLAM!

Call For Talent – for a Good Cause

If you’ve ever dreamt of being a part of an event that brings together retail, fashion, production, media, promotion and manpower, all for a Good cause, then this Satuday’s CALL FOR TALENT could lead you there.

Jessica Hoffman, Rene Rodriguez, Allie Lee and Kyle Kagamida - Glam Squad members photo by Richard Higashide

You are cordially invited to come and share your talent with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii.  They’re holding a CALL FOR TALENT.  It’s a Volunteer Talent and Recruitment Event that supports this summer’s inaugural event -

Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM!

Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace

  • What: Call For Talent Volunteer
  • When: Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Where: Ward Warehouse – 2nd Floor at the Kakaako Conference Room

Volunteers are a very important component of their GLAM event. They could use your talent as a volunteer in these areas; retail: Visual merchandising, production, in-store pulling, fashion: modeling, styling, hair & make-up support, promotion, manpower, social media and more.

This public awareness event will help to further their non-profit mission – helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.

To officially sign up or learn more about the event visit our website at www.higoodwill.org and click on to Call For Talent Volunteer. Be sure to visit the GoodwillHawaii page on Facebook, then click events and show your support by “joining” this event.

There will also be Special offers for Kamaaina Rewards members at the Call For Talent at Ward Centers:

  • 22 participating shops and restaurants
  • First 100 shoppers who present $76 or more in Ward receipts dated Feb 25th from 10 am to 3 pm will receive one free Screensaver movie ticket. Restrictions may apply.
  • Visit higoodwill.org and click on Call For Talent for more information

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About Goodwill Goes GLAM! August 23-26, 2012:

The inaugural Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace begins with an exclusive Goodwill Goes GLAM! Kick Off including a Gala dinner, Fashion Show and exclusive Pre-sale access.  This will set the stage for an unprecedented marketplace of more than 20,000 square feet of glamour and vintage items donated by retail partners and collected from Goodwill stores to support the nonprofit mission.

This major shopping and fashion event will spotlight Hawaii’s style industry and contribute to job-creation, while empowering attendees to learn more about Goodwill’s educational, employment and training programs. Interactive daily activities will showcase job talent, and “green” career pathways specific to Hawaii’s fashion, retail and style industries.