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5 Apr

GOODWILL HAWAII APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Goodwill Hawaii recently named Brent Arakaki as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective March 1, 2021. As CFO, Arakaki will be in charge of the financial responsibilities for the organization, which is comprised of four entities including 501c3s Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Goodwill Contract Services of Hawaii, and Kapolei Charter School. He will also …

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1 Apr

GOODWILL HAWAII AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HAWAII ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

Together, the nonprofit organizations will open three donation centers on Maui and Oahu starting April Goodwill Hawaii and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii (BBBS) recently formed a new partnership to open three donation PODs on Oahu and Maui that will benefit both nonprofit organizations starting April 1. Goodwill Hawaii will manage the operations for the new …

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12 Mar

GOODWILL KAIMUKI STORE AND DONATION CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSING MARCH 22

Set to return as the anchor tenant once construction is complete. Goodwill Hawaii announced today that its Kaimuki Store and Donation Center located at 3638 Waialae Avenue is closing and will be running a clearance sale of its remaining merchandise through Monday, March 22, the last day for the public to shop and donate at …

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18 Dec

GOODWILL HAWAII RECEIVES $5 MILLION FINANCIAL GIFT FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT

Goodwill Hawaii announced today that it has received a $5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, a much-needed investment that comes as Hawaii faces one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. The gift will help Goodwill Hawaii enhance its efforts to support the growing need for more job training and employment services as shifts …

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8 Jun

GOODWILL HAWAII AIMS TO RAISE $100,000 DURING “GOODWILL GOES GLAM! – SPECIAL HOME EDITION” AIRING JULY 21

The televised fundraiser will benefit needed employment services for the community Goodwill Hawaii recently announced that its annual fundraiser Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation will transition this year from its usual in-person event to a special one-time televised program airing July 21, 6:30 p.m. on KGMB-TV and live streamed on HawaiiNewsNow.com. …

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6 May

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Goodwill Hawaii responds to COVID-19 challenge: helping people find jobs during a shutdown

How have you and Goodwill Hawaii responded to the coronavirus pandemic? Although we have had to close our retail stores and our donation centers during the stay-at-home order, our job placement programs have seen a rapid increase in people needing our services to assist them with applying for various government benefits, or being sure they …

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6 May

Hawaii Public Radio: Demand For Services Surges As Hawaii Nonprofits Weather Big Declines In Revenue

With the local unemployment rate estimated between 25% and 30%, out-of-work residents are increasingly relying on nonprofit community services. But those same organizations are seeing double-digit declines in revenue.   Consumer spending is way down because of COVID-19. As a result, many businesses in Hawaii are struggling with falling demand for their services and plummeting revenue. …

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1 May

GOODWILL HAWAII ENROLLING COHORT FOR FREE GOOGLE IT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

– The six-month certificate program starts in May – Goodwill Hawaii is seeking people interested in pursuing an IT career to enroll in a FREE six-month Google IT Support Professional Certificate program starting in May 2020. The program, being offered in partnership with Google.org and Coursera, is designed to prepare students for an entry level position …

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13 Apr

Hawaii Business Magazine: Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Laura Smith, President & CEO, Goodwill Hawaii

How are you coping amid COVID-19 crisis? As a nonprofit organization with a social enterprise model, we are in the unique situation of having to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on both sides of the spectrum. On the one hand, we’ve had to temporarily close our stores and donation centers statewide in …

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3 Apr

KHON: Goodwill locations are closed, asks community to hold off on donations

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