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Celebrate the ADA!  – 30th Anniversary
Celebrate the ADA! – 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education and public accommodations. While the signing of the ADA provided a major step in the right direction, we know individuals with disabilities still face barriers to employment and economic independence….

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Celebrating Women Veterans Day
Celebrating Women Veterans Day

Celebrating Women Veterans Day Today, Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection would like to recognize the many brave women who have served in the United States military. In 2019, South Carolina First Lady Peggy McMaster read a proclamation at the State House, declaring June 12 as Women Veterans Day across the Palmetto State. On this…

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Providing Opportunities to Older Workers During COVID-19
Providing Opportunities to Older Workers During COVID-19

For years, Palmetto Goodwill has worked to provide job training and employment services to older workers – ages 55 and over through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Under normal circumstances, SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and…

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5 Habits You Can “Green” This Earth Week
5 Habits You Can “Green” This Earth Week

Just about everyone I know is, in some way, striving to become more eco-conscious (yay!). But at times the whole process can seem overwhelming. Don’t let yourself feel too bogged down; even small changes can make big progress. If we can each adjust our habits little by little, over time we can positively impact the…

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International Day of Happiness
International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness According to the UN, March 20 is recognized as International Day of Happiness. As communities in South Carolina and across the country face a growing pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on positivity and take time to appreciate the things that bring us happiness each day. To help lift…

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Fact Check: Think Before You Donate
Fact Check: Think Before You Donate

From the Grand Strand down to the Lowcountry, people are setting aside their newspapers and picking up their smart phones. According to a recent report from Forbes, 55% of American adults receive their news from social media either “often” or “sometimes” – an 8% increase from just one year ago. In fact, chances are you…

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Celebrating Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month

This February, the entire Palmetto Goodwill community is proud to celebrate Black History Month and the amazing contributions that Black American women and men have made throughout our local communities in South Carolina. Since our inception in 1979, Palmetto Goodwill has embraced the diversity of those we employ and serve. In fact, our leadership team…

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3.1 Convincing Reasons to Run a 5K
3.1 Convincing Reasons to Run a 5K

If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I’d like to run a 5K one day” then you’re not alone. In fact, 5K events are the most popular form of organized runs in the United States. In 2018, more than 8 million Americans registered to run a 5K. So, what stands in the way of some people…

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Veteran Turns Welding Dream into Reality
Veteran Turns Welding Dream into Reality

It’s not too often a pastry chef trades in his oven mitts for a welding mask, but that didn’t stop Race Faulk from chasing his dream.   “I can’t say enough about the welding course and the experience I had. I would encourage anyone looking for this type of training to call Palmetto Goodwill and…

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How to Thrift Stocking Stuffers
How to Thrift Stocking Stuffers

Now that the stress of gift shopping is complete, it’s time to pick out some fun and lighthearted stocking stuffers! In our final “12 Days of Thriftmas” post, we’ll share some fun stocking stuffer ideas that you can grab for less than $10.00 at your local Goodwill.   First, consider grabbing a few DVDs for…

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