Monday, February 4, 2013
The organization will hold eight job fairs on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Brookhaven will be the site of one of eight job fairs hosted by Goodwill of North Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 6, giving job seekers across the region the chance to connect with dozens of employers. Goodwill will hold the job fair at eight of its career centers. Employers will be on-site at each location recruiting workers for professional, warehouse and retail positions. Job Fair Attendee Requirements “Each of our career centers holds regular job fairs, but this is the first time we’ve combined our efforts to create a single-day impact,” says Elaine Armstrong, director of public relations. In addition to Brookhaven, Goodwill has career centers in Athens, Cartersville, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Rome and Woodstock. Brookhaven Goodwill Career…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here are seven items you can donate to help save space and perhaps earn you a tax deduction for 2012.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
by Elaine Armstrong Taxpayers looking to claim a deduction for charitable donations only have 10 days left to give before the end of the 2012 tax year. Goodwill of North Georgia is preparing for what will be its busiest donation rush of the year. We always receive our heaviest volume of donations from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. Last year we received more than 87,000 donations during the last week of the year. The organization has more than 100 locations where you can drop off items. Making a donation can help families de-clutter items they’ve accumulated during the year and make room for new things they received for Christmas. When you give items in good used condition or better to the nonprofit, your donations may be claimed as a deduction on …
Monday, February 6, 2012
If you live close to Peachtree Road, you don't have to drive far to donate unwanted household items and clothing
First the bad news: For seven months, I completely ignored - albeit unintentional - the new(ish) Goodwill Donation trailer at 3974 Peachtree Road next to McDonald's. According to Goodwill's media specialist Rashida Powell, the trailer opened July 1, 2011, and is opened 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Now the good news: I finally noticed it. For those of us who live closer to Peachtree Road than the traditional donation centers, this is very convenient. I'm not endorsing Goodwill over any other non-profit. I regard them all equally and l think they all do excellent work. If you're like me, however, and frequently have extra furniture, clothes and other wares that clutter your …