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Discover Goodwill expands, retains Westside parcel

As Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has expand throughout the region, talk of what might become of its Westside property fell silent. Now, as the nonprofit has prepared to open three new locations and add 180 jobs, representatives say Discover Goodwill will retain the large processing plant on West Colorado Avenue. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands, retains Westside parcel

‘Abled’ employees stand out

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‘Abled’ employees stand out

During his job interview, when the Air Force asked Joe Lininger why he wanted to work there, his answer was simple. “When I was young I wanted to join the military, but I couldn’t because I have a disability,” said Lininger. “When they offered to hire me as a civilian, it was like the next… Continue Reading ‘Abled’ employees stand out

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Discover Goodwill’s annual dinner celebrates jobs and ‘stuff’

Nearly 800 Discover Goodwill annual dinner attendees filled The Broadmoor’s International Center April 24 to celebrate Goodwill’s supporting businesses, community partners and program participants, and to learn about “stuff.” The “stuff” in reference aligned with the evening’s theme: “Donate Stuff … Create Jobs.” Discover Goodwill President and CEO Karla Grazier and Board Chair Chris Odell… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill’s annual dinner celebrates jobs and ‘stuff’

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Discover Goodwill’s CNA program receives award

Discover Goodwill’s Certified Nursing Assistant program was honored in February by Mutual of America, a leading retirement and insurance provider for nonprofit organizations nationwide. The CNA program was named one of 10 national merit finalists for the Community Partnership Award during an awards luncheon hosted by Mutual of America in Colorado Springs. The ceremony honored… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill’s CNA program receives award

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation has given grants totaling $150,000 to 11 local nonprofits to improve access to care, transportation, counseling, health education and advocacy for children. The nonprofit organizations are: Amblicab – $10,000 CASA – $50,000, the first year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment UCCS Center on Aging – $28,000, the last year of… Continue Reading CS Osteopathic awards $150,000 to 11 nonprofits

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

Karla Grazier grew up in Indianapolis with three sisters and parents who instilled in them a love of education. Grazier says their belief that “we are responsible for everything that happens to us” has carried through all aspects of her life. After earning a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University, she… Continue Reading Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Kudos! – October 18, 2013

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Wal-Mart Foundation grants $34,000 Pikes Peak Community Action Agency received a $34,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation for its Transition to Independence Program. The agency estimated that the grant will help PPCAA be able to help an additional 40 low-income individuals. Discover Goodwill goes Gold Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado was elevated to… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 18, 2013

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Discover Goodwill needs help from local residents to assist families recovering from devastating losses in the Black Forest fire. The nonprofit expanded its emergency voucher services to include furniture and other household items, and is facing high demand for couches, chairs, tables, kitchenware and other common household items lost as a result of the fire.… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill seeks donations for fire victims

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Discover Goodwill has raised $10 million in 18 months, the nonprofit’s largest capital campaign in its 50-year history. The Paths to Independence campaign raised cash and in-kind donations to support programs, services and operations for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Contributions have been designated for Goodwill’s life-skills program, called Possibilities, the consolidation of staff and… Continue Reading Goodwill raises $10 million in record capital campaign

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Goodwill opening 14th donation center

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Goodwill is opening a new drive-through donation center April 30 at its administrative campus, 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The center will be open from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, computers and electronics, books… Continue Reading Goodwill opening 14th donation center

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