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Thrift store donations in Spokane rise with items not sparking joy

Thanks to Marie Kondo, there’s been a whirlwind of donations to Spokane thrift stores, even during winter months that usually are slow.

Shawn Vestal: Homeless volunteers get to work through Goodwill Hope Works program

Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather …

Python presents slithery situation at Texas Goodwill store

A Goodwill worker collecting clothes and other items at a Texas sorting center was surprised to find an albino python clinging to the side of a bin.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Moscow Goodwill evacuated after WWII-era landmine discovered among donations

Goodwill in Moscow was closed Thursday afternoon after a World War II-era land mine, possibly active, was donated to the store.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Runway Renegades, Goodwill team up for fashion show

The 11th annual Runway Renegades Fashion Show will be held on Satuday at Riverside Place.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Radioactive material found at Seattle Goodwill warehouse

A hazardous materials team has been called to a Goodwill warehouse in Seattle after a radioactive material was found.

Goodwill employee finds box with cremated remains

Police say an employee sorting through items donated to a Goodwill store in Vancouver, Washington, found a wooden box containing cremated remains.

Goodwill donation drive will benefit military veterans recovering from homelessness

Spokane-area Goodwill locations are seeking donations of new household items for military veterans recovering from periods of homelessness. The donation drive is one of several initiatives to help local veterans …

Goodwill stops sale of clown masks amidst creepy clown reports

Citing concerns about reports of “scary clown sightings,” Goodwill Industries of the Northwest announced Thursday it would stop selling clown masks.

As desire to acquire mounts, so does risk of losses

The word suggests compassion, benevolence. It even sounds nice. Goodwill. Mankind needs more of it. But in the financial world, there may be far too much already. Goodwill is the …

Woman stabbed while shopping at Goodwill

A woman was stabbed as she shopped inside the Goodwill thrift store at 1406 E. Front Ave. Wednesday night.

Goodwill fashions part of Spokane Women’s Show

Zarah Meyer, 14, hesitantly emerged from a changing room and spun in a slow circle. A floor-length salmon-pink evening gown hugged her figure. She smiled as stylist Cheryl Smith clapped …

Goodwill seek mentors for youths

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest received a $350,000 grant in January to fund its GoodGuides youth mentoring program. It’s the second time Goodwill received this grant from the federal …

Thrift stores in Spokane see spike in business

The young woman at the end of the Goodwill aisle wriggled into a slinky, black cocktail dress but found it to be too small. “Sometimes I’m in a dress mood,” …

Change for the Better program helps homeless get back on track

The loud hammering coming from the gymnasium in the basement of Central United Methodist Church doesn’t come from a building improvement project – it comes from several personal improvement projects. …

Goodwill CEO combines passions for business, community

Clark Brekke, CEO of Inland Northwest Goodwill Industries, wants customers to expect great deals – prices at least 70 percent below what items would sell for new. But if someone …

Do Your Part: Dress well, dress responsibly

Spring is here, and with it come weddings, outdoor events and the need for a few new outfits. However, buying the season’s trendiest looks takes a toll on the planet …

Goodwill’s IT boss named achiever of year

When Chad Christman was 4 months old, he went for a drive with his parents. The year was 1980, and Christman was sitting in his mom’s lap in the front …