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Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego
Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego

By Shelby Sessler For the first week of our Costume Brew Challenge, we decided to focus on costumes that can be easily created for – and with – kids. Walking around Goodwill, I waited for inspiration to take hold so I could decide on what costumes I was going to make this week. I usually…

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My Story: Tim Zarzecki
My Story: Tim Zarzecki

As we celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month, we thought it appropriate to post a piece from last year’s Achiever of the Year award recipient: At age 52, I have found a place — and a purpose — through my job in food services at a military base in Virginia Beach, VA. I was born with…

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Celebrating Older Workers
Celebrating Older Workers

By Laura Walling Last year local Goodwill® organizations collectively provided job-training and employment services to more than 235,000 older workers – age 55 and over.  As the saying goes, “Age is nothing but a number” and the wealth of knowledge and experience that these individuals bring to an employer is an asset. Each year during…

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National Thrift Shop Day and Back to School Shopping Go Hand-in-Hand
National Thrift Shop Day and Back to School Shopping Go Hand-in-Hand

This Friday, August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day.  It’s also just about time to send those kids Back to School.  Let’s celebrate together by shopping and donating at your local Palmetto Goodwill store on National Thrift Shop Day! Here’s 10 Reasons Why: You’ll save money. Whether your kids have outgrown last season’s clothes and…

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“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”
“Oh, no! The interviewer just asked for my weaknesses!”

By Randy Wooden No list of the most challenging interview questions would be complete without the ol’ weaknesses question. Today I’ll explore why they’re asking it and strategies for answering.  Bear in mind, no single answer is necessarily best or worst, although I have a couple definitely in the running! First, why are they asking…

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Simple Summer Top DIY
Simple Summer Top DIY

  Summer is such a fun time for fashion. You can get playful with your style by including cute patterns, textures, and colors in the clothing and accessories you wear and somehow it seems really natural. I’ve been especially loving all of the bell sleeves and fun trim ideas that I’m seeing in boutique stores…

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Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation
Red, White and Blue Jean Ball the Perfect Way to Show Military Appreciation

May is Military Appreciation Month, which provides an opportunity to recognize and thank those who selflessly serve our country with honor and dignity.  This includes 1.2 million active service members along with over 800,000 reservists.  They all deserve our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices they make each and every day. At Palmetto Goodwill we…

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Frugal Fashion: 5 Tips for Springtime Thrifting
Frugal Fashion: 5 Tips for Springtime Thrifting

The changing of the seasons seems to provide us all with a reminder that our wardrobes could use a refresh. As we embark on a beautiful spring and a hot summer ahead in the Lowcountry, we’re helping you update your warm-weather look with 5 simple tips for scoring big on your next thrifting adventure. Know…

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Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill
Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill

Roll out the red carpet, it’s almost time for the Oscars! The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is just over a week away, so there’s still time to pull together a party if you’re ready to relive your favorite cinematic moments from the past year in the company of your other movie-loving friends.

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Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations
Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations

In the Lowcountry, we’re pretty familiar with the pineapple. A symbol of hospitality, fortune and even Goodwill, it helps us welcome guests, tourists and friends with true Southern Hospitality. Let’s look at other ways we can celebrate this fruity favorite!

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