Summer accessorizing at Goodwill

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By Guest Blogger Lindsey Herzog
A sure way to spruce up any look is with a few carefully selected accessories. I think of my accessorizing like putting together a gallery wall. You want the art to speak to each other, to work together. It doesn’t have to be super matchy matchy, but it should make sense, have a similar thread that ties it all together. And the goal is to enhance the look of the whole space. Accessories can do that for an outfit. Continue reading

Payment card information at Goodwill: What you should know

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By Michael Wirth-Davis, President and CEO of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Several media organizations including the New York Times and the Star Tribune have reported that select Goodwill store locations have experienced a compromise of payment card information. We have not uncovered any data breach at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, nor any evidence that suggests we are affected. We constantly evaluate and monitor our data systems. If a compromise is identified, Continue reading

Second Début: Not your typical thrift / consignment shop

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By Guest Blogger Zhenya Hutson
A real gem among thrift and consignment stores in the Twin Cities, is Second Début (operated by Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota). Not everyone knows about it, but if you are a devoted thrifter and deals shopper like me, make sure to stop by. There are two locations – near Minneapolis in St Louis Park on 36 1/2 street off Excelsior Boulevard, and in St Paul at the northeast corner of University and Fairview. Continue reading

Shopper style challenge: Sporty summer-wear

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By Guest Blogger Lindsey Kuhn
It’s time for more client shopping with Fashion Fix! This time my client had a serious style stumper. She is a 30-something gal who lives just outside the city. She loves to bike downtown and enjoy a great patio happy hour, outdoor music or other happenings in Minneapolis. Even though she is peddling her way to all these activities, she doesn’t want to be dressed for a workout. She and Fashion Fix took a trip to the St. Louis Park Goodwill Continue reading

How Nicole found her purpose

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By Staff Blogger LaDonna Seely
Nicole lost her job as a Personal Care Assistant in 2010. The money she earned from a second part-time cleaning job wasn’t enough to pay both her bills and rent. After she and her beloved cat, Rocky, were evicted from their apartment, Nicole was losing hope. She was living out of her van when she met Goodwill-Easter Seals Employment Support Consultant Bill Allexsaht. Continue reading

Bipartisan commitment to our workforce


By Staff Blogger Deanna Gulliford
At a time when very little is making it all the way through to passage in the U.S. Congress, the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is poised to do just that next week! We have waited for over a decade for a revised job training bill and are pleased to see WIOA moving forward. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly (95-3) on June 25, 2014 to approve H.R. 803, WIOA. This bill reauthorizes core workforce programs for youth, adults, Continue reading