About Goodwill

Goodwill uses thrift store revenue, community support, and our training campuses to provide career skills, education and job placement in a variety of career fields. As a unique nonprofit business serving 15 counties, thrift shop revenue and public donations fuel programs that help vulnerable populations achieve employment and self sustainability.

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Chris Politakis
VP Marketing & Communications
O: 253.573.6616 | C: 253.330.2873
chrisp@goodwillwa.org

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Latest Announcements

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New 2021 Goodwill Board of Director Members bring regional business, community expertise in Longview, Kent

TACOMA, WA (February 22, 2021) — Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is proud to announce the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors and two new Board Officers for 2021. New Board members are Spencer Wiggins and Zenovia Harris.

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CARES Act partnership to create paid job internships for young adults announces over 70 new positions

TACOMA, WA (October 22, 2020 ) –A partnership between Pierce County Economic Development, WorkForce Central, and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region has come together through a CARES Act initiative to create paid internship positions for young people in the community.

Goodwill Launches Digital Work Opportunity Center

TACOMA, WA (July 21, 2020 ) – Thanks to a generous grant from The Community Foundation of SW Washington, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region has developed a Digital Work Opportunity Center (DWOC) in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

2020 Goodwill Board of Directors gains expertise and perspective

TACOMA, WA (January 14, 2020) – Lori Forte Harnick, President and CEO for Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, is proud to announce the appointment of four new board members and four new board officers for 2020: Col. Paige Abbott, Tony Bowie, Jahmad Canley, and Dr. Ali Modarres.

New leadership at Goodwill career and job training center

TACOMA, WA (September 17, 2019) – Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region is pleased to announce the promotion of Tori Skinner to Director of Workforce Development and Katie Miles as Programs Manager and Administrator of Workforce Development for the Goodwill Work Opportunity (job training) Center in Longview, Washington.

New CFO joins Goodwill

TACOMA, WA (August 29, 2019) – Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region is pleased to
announce that Anne Porter joins Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region as Chief Financial
Officer.

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