Goodwills meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 6.7 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.
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Give me the State of Goodwill
Take whatever principality, province or place…
Give me the State of Goodwill
If something breaks, it is not the end of the world.
Multi-cultural and filled with history
Stories everywhere I look:
Wedding dress that someone got rid of
Did it lose its sentimentality? Was it no longer worth saving?
Better to allow someone else luck with its grandeur
Than to be packed away to yellow and punctured by the moths
Small decorative plate stamped with Limoge
France? Hmmm…what happened to the matching cup?
I know I have seen Limoge on Antiques Roadshow…
Wait! What am I doing? Remember? Stop!
My moving out space is already overflowing
The plan: de-clutter, remove all reminders of those other lifetimes
Surely someone will see the beauty of the 11x7 real pink Queen Conch
Surrounded by all the aquamarine-colored collection of glass
My Dear Goodwill, I wish I could just give them all to you
And those that don’t sell I promise they will be placed in your loving hands
Maybe the Chinese woman with her beautiful smile given to me freely
Who has no idea she just made my day
How nice to see someone from the melting pot here in my rural town
Will pick up the Ellgreave Brown Willow tea pot from England
The one I have that has the wrong lid
Man wearing a Stevie Ray Vaughan type hat
Handsome and Mysterious
Is he looking for the perfect shirt to wear to his daughter’s wedding?
Perhaps he will stop by on my “moving out” day and buy all of my Princess House
To give to his beautiful daughter on her special wedding day
What baby played with that toy, wore those itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny shoes,
Was wrapped in that blanket, or had that book read to him or her?
Oh, The Books I Could Give to this sprouting scholar
Look at all those cords—surely one will fit my phone
Do I really care if the cell gets charged?
I am not one who really cares for phone conversation anyway
Why not just donate the phone today? Ask that lady wearing the
Goodwill vest if she could use it.
Yes. Appoint me the Goodwill Ambassador.
Let me have the honor of hanging that shirt you never wore
With the shirts hanging out in the store
Put all your kitchen gadgets in a box that you no longer use
Bring them to me I will be glad to add them to the stack
As your Goodwill Ambassador, I will work hard
To keep our special state just as it is
filled with stories,
Imperfect to the unseeing eye
Organized just enough to make shopping
A wonderful adventure filled with unsuspecting surprise
All pictures were taken by me. Obviously, I am not a photographer.