May 8-12th, we celebrated National Goodwill Week. And, boy, did we celebrate!
Goodwill Industries-Knoxville provides job training and employment services to individuals with barriers to employment in our 15-county service area in East Tennessee. In 2016, we served over 3,750 individuals, changing lives through the power of work.
We kicked off the week with the #GoodwillWeekChallenge. We asked our social media followers to wear and share their favorite Goodwill pieces and they delivered!
Take the #GoodwillWeekChallenge with Erin Barnett! Simply snap a photo of your Goodwill finds and tag us to participate! Regram from @erinazevedo: Here we go! Day 1 of the #GoodwillWeekChallenge Dress: $7 Necklace: $3 This Brooks Brothers dress was found at Goodwill Industries-Knoxville. I paired it with a turquoise necklace also found at Goodwill & nude sandals from Target ($30). It was a great look for my sis-in-law's graduation ceremony.
Emily Stroud from @wbirchannel10 looks perfectly springy for the #GoodwillWeekChallenge! It's not too late to play along - just snap a photo of your Goodwill outfit and share! #friendsofgoodwill #goodwillweek #emilystroud #wbir #springstyle #springfashion #goodwillfinds #goodwill #knoxville #knoxrocks
Hello yellow! Regram from @erinazevedo ••• Day 3 of the #GoodwillWeekChallenge Dress: $7 Necklace: $3 Amazed by the price of this beautiful yellow sun dress found at Goodwill Industries-Knoxville. This $3, coral & turquoise necklace (also found at Goodwill) add the perfect punch of color for a day of exploring Old San Juan.
We love this look from @lesliepoynter! It's #NationalGoodwillWeek y'all! It's that time of year when I bless your timeline with awkward outfit pictures 🤗 Many of you know that I am a Goodwill enthusiast so I'm participating in the #goodwillweekchallenge sharing some of my favorite Goodwill finds this week. cardigan, embroidered tank and shoes all J. Crew all via Goodwill @giveit2goodwill @goodwillknoxville #friendsofgoodwill
Baby Mario is looking dapper and vacation ready for the #goodwillweekchallenge! Regram from@erinazevedo ••• Day 2 of baby Mario's #GoodwillWeekChallenge Summer tank: $0.99 Denim shorts: $0.99 This striped tank and light-weight denim shorts found at Goodwill Industries-Knoxville turned out to be a great beach day outfit for baby boy!
We're loving Erin Barnett's beachy look for the #goodwillweekchallenge! Regram from @erinazevedo ・・・ Day 2 of the #GoodwillWeekChallenge Dress: $7 This light weight denim striped Old Navy dress was a great find at Goodwill Industries-Knoxville. I wore it as a coverup for a day on the beach. I found the turquoise slip-on sandals at Marshalls for $12.99.
Our staff is taking the #goodwillweekchallenge too! CEO Liz's blue dress, Marketing Director Erin's summery top and bracelet, AmeriCorps Samantha's darling blouse and Safety Director Karen's peach shirt all came from Goodwill! #whorunstheworld #girls #goodwillfinds #officestyle #girlpower #goodwill #knoxville #knoxrocks #friendsofgoodwill
Mallory shared her #goodwillweekchallenge look on our Facebook and we absolutely love it! She found the skirt at our Alcoa store, the mesh top at Lenoir City and the tank top in Farragut! #friendsofgoodwill #lenoircity #alcoa #farragut #goodwillfinds #thrifted #ootd #thriftstyle #goodwill #GoodwillWeek
Even Baby Mario is getting in on the #goodwillweekchallenge fun! We love those shark shorts! Regram from @erinazevedo ・・・ Day 1 for Baby Mario's #GoodwillWeekChallenge Shorts: $0.99 YES, JUST 99 cents!!!!!! All baby items size 0-24 months are $0.99! I paired these adorable shark printed shorts with a matching Ralph Lauren t-shirt I found at Dillard's Dillard's for $12.99.
We also hosted a couple special events to help share Goodwill's mission and connect even more people with jobs and resources.
Hiring businesses and job seekers filled the Bearden Goodwill Employment and Training facility for the Knoxville Job Fair. We opened our computer lab to the public so job fair attendees could fill out online applications and work on their resumes.
We held a Donor Appreciation Day at the Bearden Goodwill to thank our donors for their support of Goodwill. We treated visitors to donuts and coffee, inviting them to share a few words about why they choose to give to Goodwill by writing on our paper link. We saw words like "community," "giving back," and "helping others."
Of course, we wanted to share the reason for the celebration: our amazing clients who benefit from Goodwill's vocational training programs.
Thanks to everyone who participated in National Goodwill Week. Our work is possible thanks to our donors, shoppers and community supporters.