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Goodwill celebrating 85th anniversary

By: 8 January 2012 8 Comments

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is celebrating its 85th anniversary and everyone is invited to the party. In honor of the milestone, Goodwill has created a special anniversary section on its website. Also, visitors to will find a timeline, a collection of newspaper articles written about Goodwill, and photographs covering the past eight decades. Goodwill plans to offer big savings to its supporters throughout the year as well.

“Special sales and promotions will be popping up all year,” Goodwill’s Director of Marketing and Communication Susan Crossley said. “We will announce sale days on our website, Facebook page and through email blasts, so we encourage everyone to sign up or ‘like’ us to get notified.”

To kick off the celebration, the organization is giving away an $85 Goodwill shopping spree at the end of January to the person who knows the most about the organization. Through Jan. 31, individuals can complete an online quiz about Goodwill. The person who gets the most correct answers wins the $85 shopping spree. The quiz is available on Goodwill’s Facebook and website.

Since 1927, Goodwill has been changing lives one donation at a time. The organization was started by a group of community leaders who recognized the state’s need for a training and employment program for those without job skills. Eighty-five years later, Goodwill remains as relevant to the community as ever as we continue assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to independence through education, training, career services and employment.


About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas:

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing education, training, and employment services for people with disabilities and other special needs. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to fund these critical programs for Arkansans. Information may also be found at

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  • Rebecca said:

    Thank you for the coverage Ethan. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is excited about our 85th anniversary. Please plan on celebrating with us this year!

  • lavonne berry said:

    I LOVE shopping at Goodwill!!!

  • Fay Salaam said:

    Look at what’s happing at GW!!!

    I enjoy shopping at GW.

  • Al Crawford said:

    Please keep me informed of the Drastic Reductions during the year.

  • Suzanne Burton said:

    Please keep me informed of your 85% savings, Love shopping at GW

  • margret nixon said:

    It is Fantastic to have a goodwill soooooooooooo close to me.
    iDid buy my grand kids back ti School Cloth.

  • peggy morgan said:

    lucked into the sale day @ store It was great. I could’nt believe how much I saved. I bought for three families. Thanks Goodwill

  • margret nixon said:

    Cant wait for the Sept. 85% sale.

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