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8 Jun

GOODWILL HAWAII AIMS TO RAISE $100,000 DURING “GOODWILL GOES GLAM! – SPECIAL HOME EDITION” AIRING JULY 21

The televised fundraiser will benefit needed employment services for the community Goodwill Hawaii recently announced that its annual fundraiser Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation will transition this year from its usual in-person event to a special one-time televised program airing July 21, 6:30 p.m. on KGMB-TV and live streamed on HawaiiNewsNow.com. …

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6 May

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Goodwill Hawaii responds to COVID-19 challenge: helping people find jobs during a shutdown

How have you and Goodwill Hawaii responded to the coronavirus pandemic? Although we have had to close our retail stores and our donation centers during the stay-at-home order, our job placement programs have seen a rapid increase in people needing our services to assist them with applying for various government benefits, or being sure they …

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6 May

Hawaii Public Radio: Demand For Services Surges As Hawaii Nonprofits Weather Big Declines In Revenue

With the local unemployment rate estimated between 25% and 30%, out-of-work residents are increasingly relying on nonprofit community services. But those same organizations are seeing double-digit declines in revenue.   Consumer spending is way down because of COVID-19. As a result, many businesses in Hawaii are struggling with falling demand for their services and plummeting revenue. …

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1 May

GOODWILL HAWAII ENROLLING COHORT FOR FREE GOOGLE IT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

– The six-month certificate program starts in May – Goodwill Hawaii is seeking people interested in pursuing an IT career to enroll in a FREE six-month Google IT Support Professional Certificate program starting in May 2020. The program, being offered in partnership with Google.org and Coursera, is designed to prepare students for an entry level position …

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13 Apr

Hawaii Business Magazine: Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Laura Smith, President & CEO, Goodwill Hawaii

How are you coping amid COVID-19 crisis? As a nonprofit organization with a social enterprise model, we are in the unique situation of having to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on both sides of the spectrum. On the one hand, we’ve had to temporarily close our stores and donation centers statewide in …

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3 Apr

KHON: Goodwill locations are closed, asks community to hold off on donations

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4 Mar

GOODWILL HAWAII PRESIDENT AND CEO LAURA SMITH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE; COO KATY CHEN NAMED INCOMING PRESIDENT AND CEO

Goodwill Hawaii today announced president and CEO Laura Smith will retire on June 30, 2020, after 38 years of service to the organization. Current COO Katy Chen will act as co-president with Smith until July 1, 2020, at which time she will assume the position of president and CEO as elected by the Goodwill Hawaii …

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29 Jan

IF YOU MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS, GOODWILL HAWAII CAN FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE

Goodwill Hawaii is offering free tax filing services through April for low-income residents. Families or individuals who earned less than $56,000 last year and do not own a home or business are eligible for the service. Across the state, there will be seven sites offering the free community tax services. To find a location nearest …

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28 Jan

GOODWILL HAWAII OPENING FREE TAX CLINICS FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

For the 16th year in a row, Goodwill Hawaii is offering free tax filing services for low-income families – individuals or households who earned $56,000 or less in 2019 and do not own a home or business. Eligible participants can schedule an appointment online at www.higoodwill.org or by calling (808) 836-0313 to visit one of …

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21 Nov

GOODWILL HAWAII AND HAWAII FOODBANK JOIN FORCES TO ‘PACK DA HOUSE’ ON DEC. 14

– Community invited to drop off donations, enjoy holiday activities and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Hawaii Bowl- Goodwill Hawaii and Hawaii Foodbank are teaming up for a one-day donation event with the goal of packing their warehouses with donations needed to fulfill Hawaii’s families this holiday season. From 10 am …

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