Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013
Today Is Your Benchmark for Tomorrow
Just as athletes strive to achieve their personal best with the determination to decrease their mile time, learn a new play or sharpen up on their penalty shots, their goals are reached with encouragement and support from their coach and adoring fans. Here at Goodwill, we are the number one fan of everyone who walks through our doors looking to better their life. With coaching and support we help job seekers receive the training & skills needed to overcome barriers that stand in their way for reaching their highest earning potential. On the field or in life, Today is your benchmark for tomorrow.
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Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013
The Frederick Beer Week board of directors proudly announces that one of the co-beneficiaries from this year’s feature events will be Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley! Brewfest will be held on May 11 from 10am-6pm at Still Point Farm located in Mount Airy.
Each year, the Frederick Beer Week board of directors contributes proceeds from premier, beer-centric events to at least one organization striving to make a positive impact on our community. To date, Frederick Beer Week events have raised more than $13,000 for local non-profits.
Fans of Frederick Beer Week can expect the return of many of the popular events, including the multi-brewery beer festival hosted by Stillpoint Farm, as well as the Battle of the Bubbles homebrew competition, tap takeovers, beer tastings, and Beer Judging 101. Amongst those events will be a handful of premier events held with the purposes of raising funds for Goodwill and Team Rubicon.
This year event attendees are asked to bring donations for Goodwill to the event for a chance to win a grand prize drawing. Donations will be collected when you first drive into the farm, look for the Donation Drive Signs.
For more information about upcoming Frederick Beer Week events, please visit www.FrederickBeerWeek.com.
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Clean your house and your CAR!
Mount Airy, MD—Ridgeville Car Wash has teamed up with Goodwill in an effort to collect donated goods to support local programs in the community. The car wash, located at 106 East Ridgeville Blvd, in Mount Airy, will be collecting items on May 4-5.
Individuals who would like to support the drive, are asked to drop off clothing and other household items during business hours.
Donors are invited to bring their donation of clothing, housewares, media, old computers and other items that have outgrown their homes directly to the Ridgeville Car Wash during business hours. Upon donating, donors will then receive free vacuum cycles and $2 off a $10 automatic carwash compliments of Ridgeville.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013
Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada celebrate the power of work through local events and promotions. We could not carry out our mission of “Creating Hope, Jobs, and Futures in our Community” without the continued support of our community. We want to say thank you to the thousands of people throughout the Monocacy Valley region who clean out their closets for the benefit of Goodwill, to the businesses who hire Goodwill graduates, and to our volunteers and staff who dedicate themselves to helping people overcome barriers to employment. Whether a person needs a gentle push to help them along their road to independence, or a guiding hand through the entire process, Goodwill programs are designed to meet the needs of job seekers who need help. For more information, view our calendar for specific events pertaining to Goodwill week, which will run from May 5-11th.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013
Do you always have tons of stuff left over after a yard sale? With the weather heating up, save yourself the hassle and misery of loading up the leftovers to take back into your newly organized home, shed, or basement. Here at Goodwill, we are pleased to offer multi-family yard sale pick up service with two weeks’ notice. When you donate these items, not only are you saving time from having to drag the items back into your home, but you are helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work! The sales from these donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
In order to be cost effective for everyone involved, we ask that the pickup be from a minimum of five or more families. We are able to pick up seven days a week from Carroll and Frederick Counties, and donation receipts are available by US Mail or e-mail if requested. Contact Amy Castle-Rogers, Community Donations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come lift your burden of yard sale leftovers by collecting them!