Goodwill

Student Lyndell Grant (right) works with A+/Helpdesk Support instructor Brandon Steel at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus on Wilkinson Boulevard in a free eight-week training course. A grant from Google is helping to pay for the classes.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Charlotte's Goodwill Industries is expanding its free technology training program, called Goodwill University, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Google. The organization now will begin offering training in key certifications for information technology careers. 

In an effort to keep the city's tourism economy competitive, Charlotte City Council is considering major upgrades to the Charlotte Convention Center that would cost taxpayers approximately $100 million.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

 


Goodwill plans to move to a new campus in west Charlotte next year.  But the organization that helps train and connect people with jobs isn’t going it alone. They’ll be joined by a handful of groups helping those in need, including a credit union and a health clinic.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Goodwill is announcing plans for a $20 million campus near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The campus will serve as Goodwill’s new regional headquarters and provide job training and social welfare programs.


A Concord woman struck gold in a thrift store after buying a $10 painting that's been valued at upwards of $20,000.

Beth Feeback found the painting at a Goodwill store near Greensboro and only wanted it for the canvas. She planned to paint over it with her own artwork.

“I paint kind of oddball stuff,” Feeback says. “I’ll like paint a cat head over Jesus’ face on some kind of dollar store iconography painting and then, you know, Jesus is a cat, which is kind of fun.”