Employee spotlight on Jennifer Lewenec, Employment Consultant for Discovering Your Potential (DYP) at the Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Center at Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. Jennifer helps DYP participants train, obtain and retain employment. Watch the video below to learn about Jennifer’s important role and how the team uses art to unleash the DYP participants creativity. Gulfstream Goodwill continues to successfully fulfill its mission of Changing Lives through, Employment, Training, and Housing!
It’s summer time and that means time for some summer shopping! We have your summer shopping guide to get you ready for the beach, pool and more! From bathing suits to pool floats, we’ve got you covered for some fun in the sun. We visited the Gulfstream ‘Flagship’ store, located at 4895 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 to find our summer items, but you can find them at any of our multiple locations across five counties. To find a store near you, please visit www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/stores. Enjoy the video below and enjoy your summer! Shop, Donate, Change a Life!
Father’s Day is Sunday and for those of you who haven’t found the perfect gift for dad yet, we’ve got you covered! We visited the two Vero Beach Gulfstream Goodwill stores (1066 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960 & 3535 Olso Rd., Vero Beach, FL 32968) in search of the perfect Father’s Day gift. Everything from ties to sporting equipment to records and more, find it at your local Goodwill store just in time for dad’s special day. Enjoy the video below as we explore the stores for the perfect gift for dad! Let us know in the comments what you find! Also, you can go to www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/stores for all our store locations. Donate, Shop, Change a Life!
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries: Job Placement and Adult Day Training Program
Employee spotlight on Lisa Mason, Director of Job Placement Services for the North and Adult Day Training Programs at Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. Learn about Lisa’s important role and the various programs and services she oversees in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, including job placement services, the Discovering Your Potential program, a new career camp, and 4 Adult Day Training (ADT) sites as a few examples! Changing lives through, Employment, Training, and Housing!
Did you know the I-95 rest areas in Martin and St. Lucie counties are maintained by Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ employees? We visited the Martin County rest area to speak to Carlton Moore, Director of Community Contracts, to find out more about this contract opportunity and several other contracts Gulfstream Goodwill has with different community partners besides the rest areas, including the Okeechobee Waterway. Find out more about Gulfstream Goodwill’s Community Contracts from Carlton in the video below!
We took a trip to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ Vero Beach Rehabilitation Center to speak to Philip Lewis, Program Coordinator for the Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce Adult Day Training (ADT) program. The ADT program helps adults with disabilities with daily living skills and help provide normalcy to their everyday lives. Find out more about what Philip does with the ADT program in the video below!
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries hosted the 8th Annual Golf Tournament at The Preserve at Ironhorse on Friday April 5th, 2019. Check out this great video of the day's events. A huge thank you to YachtPics for creating the awesome video!
Goodwill Week: Becoming a Mentor
We are very excited to be celebrating Goodwill Week this week! We continue to celebrate with stories that stand out about what makes Gulfstream Goodwill Industries great. One of the many services Goodwill provides is the Going the Distance Mentor/Mentee program. The Going the Distance program serves youth who have been touched by the Juvenile Justice System, including youth with parents incarcerated or recently released from a period of incarceration. The youth served are matched to an adult mentor, who will provide them with personal connectedness, guidance, skills training, career or cultural enrichment, knowledge, goals for the future and more. In the video below, we speak to one of our mentors, Cassandra, about what it means to be a mentor. Please join us in thanking Cassandra for her dedication to helping change lives as a mentor and a positive role model. To learn more about the Going the Distance program, please visit https://www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/youth-programs.
As we bring our celebration of Goodwill Week to a close this year, please join Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ employees sharing with us why they love Goodwill and what Goodwill means to them, with this part two of our video series. We want to thank our Goodwill employees for all they do for our community each and every day. And we’d especially like to thank, you, our shoppers and supporters. We couldn’t support our mission of Changing Lives through Employment, Training, and Housing without you. Thank you for shopping and donating to Goodwill. Shop, Donate, Change a Life!
Hi everyone, it’s Goodwill Week this week! What better way to celebrate than to hear from different members of the Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ team? Our employees are proud to work at Goodwill and support its mission of Changing Lives through, Employment, Training, and Housing. Let’s hear from the employees themselves on why they love Goodwill and what Goodwill means to them. Stay tuned, we have part 2 from our employees coming out on Friday! On behalf of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ fifty-three year legacy, thank you to all our employees and to our donors and shoppers for your loyal support! Donate, Shop and Change a Life!
It’s Goodwill Week and we continue to celebrate by recognizing staff whose life has been changed thanks to Gulfstream Goodwill! Meet Mary, a Goodwill employee who works at the Dixie retail store in West Palm Beach. In the video below, Mary tells about how Goodwill has changed her life.
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is proud to provide the Going the Distance program. In the video below we learn more about the Going the Distance program from Dondre M. Jenkins II (Master Mentor) and Joseph Haynes (Mentoring Coordinator) and how they are connecting mentors to youth who have been touched by the Juvenile Justice System! Thank you to Dondre, Joseph and their team of mentors for making such a positive difference in helping change lives. To learn more, please go to https://www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/youth-programs.
Happy Earth Day from Gulfstream Goodwill Industries! We took a tour of the Gulfstream Goodwill Distribution Center with VP of Retail, Kevin Bender, to see how Goodwill celebrates Earth Day every day! Watch the video below to learn more!
Did you know Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has a Deaf Services program? We spoke with Director of Deaf Services, Beth Wagmeister, to learn more about how our Deaf Services program helps those in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing. We were also given a sign language lesson. Watch the video below to learn more!
Did you know Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has its own charter school? It is called the Gulfstream Goodwill Transition to Life Academy. The purpose of the Transition to Life Academy is to serve students with disabilities, who have deferred graduation and are transitioning from school to work. The mission of the Transition to Life Academy charter school is to provide the skills necessary for adult life so that each individual will be an independent, self-sufficient and contributing member of our community. We took a tour of the school, meeting with the Director of the Academy, along with select teachers. We also visited students on site at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, where they gain work skills for further employment. Enjoy the video below as you learn more about the Transition to Life Academy.
On Friday, April 5th 2019, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries hosted the 8th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament raised money and awareness for the Gulfstream Goodwill Homeless Residential Programs. Proceeds from the tournament will help thousands of individuals on their path to fighting homelessness. The day included; breakfast, an 18-hole round of golf, followed by an awards luncheon with a presentation and message from Gulfstream Goodwill President and CEO Keith Kennedy. Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers, the day’s success wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Did you know your local Gulfstream Goodwill store has books? Lots and lots of books! Find everything from modern to classic, romance to science, something for kids and tweens, and much more! You’ll never want to shop anywhere else. Watch the video below as we explore the Jupiter location’s (1280 W. Indiantown Road) wide selection of books. Come visit us and pick up your next great read! Shop, Donate, Change a Life!
Calling all record lovers, this one is for you. Vinyl records are back in style! From modern artists to classical and jazz to oldies and even the obscure, Gulfstream Goodwill has the vinyl you need to spin. Stop by our Northlake location (4224 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) for our largest selection of vinyl records. Dust off that old turn table and put your records on because this trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Watch the video below as we go in search vinyl finds at our Northlake store and leave us a comment with your favorite record!
This week we visited the Gulfstream Goodwill store on Broadway (3500 Broadway Ave. Riviera Beach) to see the different outfits we could put together for guys and gals. While there, we learned from the Broadway new store manager, Jameriah, about the updates coming to the store. Come visit the Broadway store see what you can find! Until then, check out the video below for our shopping experience! Be sure to share your favorite outfit that you found at Goodwill in the comment section. Happy shopping!
Did you know Gulfstream Goodwill has boutique stores? Well, we have for over 30 years! We explored the Embassy Boutique on Palm Beach to see how many designer items we could find and other treasures along the way. Follow us on our hunt with the video below! Let us know in the comments, what designer pieces you purchased at Goodwill!
Big changes are coming to our Goodwill stores! Those changes are starting with our Gulfstream "Flagship Store" located at 4895 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of the enhancements to come! See all our locations here: https://www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/stores. Shop, Donate, Change a Life!
On Friday, February 8, 2019 during Home at Tamarind Groundbreaking Ceremony, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries President and CEO, Keith Kennedy, spoke to WPTV about the future of Home at Tamarind and the housing it will provide for persons with developmental disabilities who are either homeless or near homeless.
Did you know that Gulfstream Goodwill and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) have services to help the deaf community file their taxes? When you visit Gulfstream Goodwill (1715 Tiffany Drive East, West Palm Beach, FL 33407) on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., an interpreter will be provided for you when using this service to file taxes. For more information, please contact Director of Deaf Services, Beth Wagmeister at 561-290-1044.