Volunteer Registration Now Open for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on September 29

 

Volunteer Registration Now Open for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on September 29

$60,000 to be split among nonprofits & schools to celebrate United Way of Southern Nevada’s 60th Anniversary

 Volunteers can now register at uwsn.org/caring for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on Friday, September 29, 2017, Southern Nevada’s largest one-day community-wide volunteer event dedicated to improving people’s lives.

The second annual Day of Caring will bring together 1,700 volunteers to complete more than 170 projects at more than 60 local nonprofit agencies and schools.

Projects include a variety of activities including painting school playgrounds and classrooms, graffiti removal, landscaping, building benches, reading to students, assembling food backpacks and park clean up. Volunteers can work either a half day (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or a full day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – includes lunch).

This year, to celebrate United Way of Southern Nevada’s 60th Anniversary serving Southern Nevada, $60,000 will be split among participating nonprofits and schools to boost the volunteer efforts.

“By joining together, united, for one day we can make a tremendous impact on the place where we all live and work,” said Chris Cappas, United Way of Southern Nevada Vice President of Volunteer Engagement and Human Resources. “Day of Caring is an easy, fulfilling and fun way to help these schools and nonprofits complete projects that might not otherwise get done.”

Participating nonprofits include: Spread the Word Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine, Candlelighters, Immunize Nevada, Leaders in Training, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Opportunity Village, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Project 150, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, YMCA, Clean the World, Future Smiles, Green Our Planet, Habitat for Humanity, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, The Center, The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, The Shade Tree, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Hearts Alive Village, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Three Square, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, The Tortoise Group, Vegas PBS, and US Vets.

Participating schools include: Basic HS, Vassiliadis ES, Chaparral HS, Cheyenne HS, Wengert ES, Dean Petersen ES, Robison MS, Desert Rose HS, Lunt ES, Stuckey ES, Futuro Academy, Hewetson ES, Hollingsworth ES, Hummel ES, Ullom ES, Scott ES, Bridger MS, Thorpe ES, Dooley ES, Josh Stevens ES, Dearing ES, Lowman ES, Manch ES, Rundle ES, Robert Taylor ES, Gibson MS, Rowe ES, The Marzano Academy at Heard ES, Newton ES, Bracken STEAM Academy, Long STEAM Academy, Ferron ES, and Woodbury MS.

All volunteers will be invited to the kick off at “The Green” at Town Square Las Vegas from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29 before day of volunteering begins. Volunteers can enjoy breakfast, a free t-shirt, sponsorship recognition, networking opportunities, and the ability to collectively celebrate volunteerism.

2017 Day of Caring Premier Sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, Carl’s Jr., Nevada Volunteers, Golden Knights, Wells Fargo. Visionary Sponsors: Amerigroup, Greenspun Media Group, Korte Company, Oakland Raiders, Station Casinos. Legacy Sponsors: International Market Centers, National Security Technologies, Nevada State College, Red 7 Communications, The Simmons Group, Sitel. Champion Sponsors: Cragin & Pike, Golden Nugget, Robert Half, Mountains Edge Hospital.

About United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to support children and families from cradle-to-career and provide the foundation for a stronger community for all. We provide early education opportunities to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. For 60 years, we’ve worked to create a community where everyone can succeed, and we invite you to join us at uwsn.org.

Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at Veteran Job Fair on May 9

 

 

Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at  Veteran Job Fair on May 9

Veteran Unemployment Rate in Nevada Lowest it has been in Nine Years

 

As part of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s successful Veteran Integration Program, local veterans will receive the VIP treatment at the nonprofit’s Veteran Job Fair presented by USAA Bank on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Goodwill’s Career Connections at 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (at MLK Blvd.), North Las Vegas, NV 89030.

Veterans will receive priority registration for free workshops starting at 9 a.m. focusing on building stronger resumes, interview tips and financial literacy.   In addition, veterans will have the opportunity to be seen first by employers during the job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those interested in attending the workshops &/or the job fair can register online at http://www.goodwill.vegas/veteranjobfair.

Employers will include Allied Barton, Associated Builders and Contractors, Caesars Entertainment, Delta, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Sears, Starbucks, My Next Career Path Staffing, The Cosmopolitan, Williams-Sonoma and more.

At its peak in mid-2011, the veteran unemployment rate in Nevada was 14.7%, almost double the national average at the time.  According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), the jobless rate for veterans for the past twelve months is now 3.8%, the lowest in nine years.

As a direct result of this community’s needs, mission leaders at Goodwill of Southern Nevada started the Veteran Integration Program in 2012, a specialized job placement and training service focused on the specific needs veterans and family members face when re-entering the workforce.

Since inception of the program, 1,123 local veterans and immediate family members who faced multiple barriers to employment have become employed at businesses around the valley.

“Our Veteran Integration Program continues to be part of the solution here in Southern Nevada,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada.  “It is staffed by veterans who know the unique challenges veterans face when adjusting to civilian life.  We are proud to serve those who have served us and help our local economy grow stronger year by year.”

 

Goodwill of Southern Nevada Veteran Job Fair Timeline – May 9
ADDRESS: 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (at MLK)

 

 

7:30 a.m.                                      Reception
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.                 Honor Guard & Program
Starting at 9:00 a.m.                   FREE Job Seeker Workshops

Resume Essentials :     9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

                    Interview Ingredients: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

                    Wells Fargo Financial Literacy:  2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

            

10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.                  Job Fair open, veterans receive priority

 

Goodwill Wants You to Dump Your Ex’s Stuff: Anti-Valentine’s Day Donation Drive Kicks Off Jan. 29

Goodwill Wants You to Dump Your Ex’s Stuff
Anti-Valentine’s Day Donation Drive kicks off Sunday, January 29

 

Don’t hate this Valentine’s Day. Donate.

Sunday, January 29 through Tuesday, February 14, Goodwill of Southern Nevada will accept all that stuff an ex-boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse left behind after the break up at one of its more than 40 donation locations across the valley as part of the nonprofit’s annual “Dump Your Ex’s Stuff” donation drive.

Goodwill donation ambassadors will also accept items that may remind you of him or her. For example, the set of dishes you got as a wedding present. The cell phone you used to text each other all night long. Or the dress, tie or sweater you wore on that first date.

By turning ill-will towards an ex into Goodwill, donors can turn break ups into opportunities for local Nevadans. Goodwill’s mission programs are funded through the sale of donated goods in retail stores, online and through recycling partners. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 12,500 individuals in our community with life-changing job placement and training programs, including 3,000 people who Goodwill helped get jobs.

Remember, every time you donate to Goodwill you receive a donation receipt and a tax write off. So there’s no excuse for you not to turn that animosity into generosity and feel the love for your community this Valentine’s Day.

To find a Goodwill donation location near you please visit: www.Goodwill.Vegas

All items donated to Goodwill of Southern Nevada as part of the Dump Your Ex’s Stuff donation drive must be the sole property of the donor. Goodwill of Southern Nevada and participating partners are not liable for items donated that do not belong to the individual donating.

@GoodwillVegas #AntiValentinesDay #DumpYourXsStuff #DontHateDonate

Goodwill to Open Upscale Déjà Blue Boutique Henderson on OCTOBER 7

Print

Goodwill to Open Upscale Déjà Blue Boutique Henderson
Boutique featuring Designer Brand Names to Open Friday, Oct. 7

 

High end thrifting is coming to Henderson.

On Friday, October 7, 2016, at 9 a.m. Goodwill of Southern Nevada will open its second Déjà Blue Boutique, located at 10624 S Eastern Ave. (at W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy.), Henderson, NV 89052, featuring an extensive selection of brand name fashion-forward designer clothing, shoes, accessories and household decorative items at a fraction of their retail value.

“Our Déjà Blue Boutiques make high fashion affordable,” said Eric Butwinick, Goodwill of Southern Nevada director of retail. “Every piece of merchandise is hand selected for its brand name, quality appearance and fashionista appeal. Las Vegas has a lot of high end shopping, so it only makes sense that many of those items are eventually donated to Goodwill.”

Goodwill of Southern Nevada opened its first Déjà Blue Boutique in Summerlin in August 2013. Like its counterpart, Déjà Blue Boutique Henderson will offer shoppers an upscale shopping experience, with contemporary floors, fixtures and special attention to atmosphere.

Merchandise for the 4,800-square foot boutique will be selected from goods collected at donation centers from all over the valley. Donations can also be made directly to the boutique itself.

“Goodwill turns donations of goods into jobs for people in our community. The Déjà Blue Boutique model is an important tool in helping us maximize the value of donations, which is a responsibility we take very seriously,” said Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada president & CEO. “The more funds we can raise through store sales, the more people we can help place into jobs through our job placement and training programs.”

In addition, by opening the new boutique 10 new jobs in Goodwill’s retail and operations department were created.

With Déjà Blue Boutique Henderson, Goodwill of Southern Nevada has nineteen retail stores, including two clearance centers, one Goodwill Select store and two Déjà Blue Boutiques.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada also operates two Career Connections centers and one One-Stop Affiliate-East (in conjunction with Workforce Connections) where individuals receive free job placement services as well as access to workshops, training programs and connections to more than 500 valley employers.

Last year, the nonprofit helped more than 2,300 community members find sustainable jobs at no cost to the job seeker.

Déjà Blue Boutique Henderson will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

@GoodwillVegas

facebook.com/GoodwillofSouthernNevada

Goodwill Debuts New Select Store & Drive-Thru Donation Center Model in Valley’s Southwest FRIDAY

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill Debuts New Select Store & Drive Thru Donation Center Model in Valley’s Southwest on April 15, 2016 at 9 a.m.

New Store & Donation Model is on Durango, north of Warm Springs; Opening Creates Seven New Jobs

 Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s first Goodwill Select Store with a Drive Thru Donation Center will officially open on April 15, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the valley’s booming southwest, with a not-so-typical ribbon cutting featuring a car driving through a banner to showcase the ease of drive thru donating.

The new Goodwill Select model of a smaller footprint store with a full sized drive thru donation center is located at Arby/Durango, just north of Warm Springs at 7036 S. Durango Dr., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89113, behind Cafe Rio. 

With an easy to navigate 2,000 square foot sales floor, the Goodwill Select is approximately six times smaller than the typical Goodwill retail store in Southern Nevada.  However, the Select Store will feature the same selection of merchandise including clothing, accessories, home goods, decor and furniture.

The fully covered double-lane drive thru donation center will allow donors to drop off goods easily and quickly, without even getting out of their car.  Like all donation locations, Goodwill donation ambassadors will staff the drive thru location to provide customer service as well as issue tax deductible receipts.  

Seven new full-time positions with Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s retail and operations departments were created to support the new select store and donation location.

“In addition to creating new work opportunities for the community we serve, our goal is provide convenience,” said Chris Matlock, vice president of retail and operations.  “The smaller sales floor invites shoppers who may not be familiar with what Goodwill offers to take a peek in a boutique-like setting, while the full-sized drive thru donation center offers a friendly and fast option to donate.”

To celebrate the store model’s debut, every donor at the new Goodwill Select Store on opening day, April 15, will receive a $5 off coupon to shop at any Goodwill retail location in Southern Nevada.  The coupons are good for two weeks.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada transforms donated goods and monetary contributions into pathways to meaningful employment for Southern Nevadans in need.  In 2015, Goodwill of Southern Nevada successfully placed 2,383 individuals into local, sustainable jobs generating more than $48 million in earned wages.

Goodwill Select Store Hours  

9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

Goodwill Drive Thru Donation Center at Select Store Hours

7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week

@GoodwillVegas  

https://www.facebook.com/GoodwillofSouthernNevada/

www.Goodwill.Vegas

 

 

Tickets on Sale Now for Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Blue Party on Friday, October 2

blueparty

Tickets on Sale Now for Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Blue Party on Friday, October 2

Runway Fashion, Art & Music Under the Stars at World Market Center

 

**

Goodwill of Southern Nevada wants you to get your blue on, because helping someone find work is always in fashion.

 

Tickets are now on sale for Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party, a night of original runway fashion created by local designers from clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group Resident DJ Wendi Cakes under the stars in the courtyard of the World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, October 2, 2015.  

 

Doors open at 5 p.m.   Guests must be 21 years of age and show a valid ID at the door to enter.

 

Blue Party, presented by CBRE, will showcase seven local fashion designers who will premiere one-of-a-kind-collections using reimagined and repurposed Goodwill merchandise during a live runway fashion show hosted by FOX5 News This Morning anchors Maria Silva and Dave Hall. Vegas/Rated & Vegas SEVEN’s Melinda Sheckells will serve as behind-the-scenes commentator and roving crowd reporter.

 

The night will also include live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, a silent auction, live auction, vendor booths for fashionistas to shop and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada.   Runway model hair and make-up will be donated by Sephora.

 

Standing/general admission tickets start at $35, and include one free drink ticket.   Tickets can be purchased online at: www.goodwillblueparty.vegas (General admission tickets will be $40 at the door.)   Guests are encouraged to wear blue.

 

All proceeds raised at Blue Party will benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s mission of helping people in Southern Nevada find employment, no matter circumstance or disability.  The ability to work creates the economic energy that builds strong families, strong communities, self-confidence, friendships and independence.  Everyone deserves a chance to have those things in life and Goodwill of Southern Nevada provides that chance.

In 2014, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,300 people find employment at a variety of businesses.

 

Participating Blue Party designers:  

Mitch Adkinson

Martha Aispuro 

Drennan Oscar Graham 

Austin Mulvenon

Rheme Ragasa

Emily Stanley

Sharon St. Laurent

 

Additional original fashions by:

Aldo Mencatto – Designer Mentor & Goodwill Ambassador Council Member

Nina Kane – Designer & Model Coordinator & Goodwill Ambassador Council Member

 

Blue Party Timeline:

 

5:00 pm – Doors Open

vendor booths, bars, food trucks, silent auction open

 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Live Music from David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra with Special Guest Frankie Scinta

 

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Fashion Show & Live Auction

 

9:30 pm TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes performance

 

11:00 pm – Event concludes

 

#GetYourBlueOn, #ChangingLives, #Bluespiration

@GoodwillVegas

@GWBlueParty

 

Partnership with Bank of America Opens Five New Goodwill Donation Locations

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Partnership with Bank of America Opens Five New Goodwill Donation Locations

Donation Locations Create Jobs and Increase Donor Convenience

For the first time in Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s 40-year history in the greater Las Vegas area, a local bank is donating space at multiple branches for convenient attended donation locations for the local nonprofit.

As of today at 7 a.m., five new freestanding Goodwill donation locations are officially open in the parking lots at the following Bank of America branches across the valley:

4801 W Charleston Blvd. (at Decatur)

4800 W Tropicana Ave. (at Decatur)

1100 N Green Valley Parkway (at Pebble)

641 Mall Ring Circle (Galleria Mall)

8581 W Lake Mead Blvd. (at Rampart)

Each donation location is staffed with a Goodwill Donation Ambassador who will provide donors with a donation receipt, provide customer service to donors and safeguard goods. The opening of the new donation locations creates three full-time jobs and five part-time positions in Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s operations department.

The donation locations are open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“By hosting multiple Goodwill donation sites, Bank of America is making a tremendous ongoing commitment to what continues to be a pressing concern in our community – unemployment,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

Donations of goods are critical to Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s mission of helping people in Southern Nevada find work, no matter circumstance or disability. Donated goods are sold in local Goodwill retail stores and fund Goodwill’s life-changing, no-cost job placement and job training programs. Last year alone, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped 2,361 individuals in this community secure steady employment.

This announcement follows Bank of America awarding Goodwill’s Veteran Integration Program (VIP) with its signature $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant. The grant will assist approximately 225 veterans and/or family members to find work in Southern Nevada over a two-year period.

“We continue to be impressed by Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s dedication to serving not only veterans but the entire community,” said George W. Smith, Nevada President of Bank of America. “Many of the new donation locations will be staffed by local veterans and we are proud to partner with a nonprofit that believes as strongly as we do in helping local veterans succeed.”

To learn more about Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s donation locations, stores and job placement or training programs visit www.Goodwill.Vegas.

Goodwill Bank of American Donation Locations
George Garcia, Goodwill of Southern Nevada board of directors chairman, and George W. Smith, Bank of America – Nevada State President, cut the ribbon to officially open five new Goodwill donation locations at Bank of America bank branches across Las Vegas.

@GoodwillVegas
@BofA_Community
#BofAConnectsLV

More than 700 job seekers attend Goodwill Hiring Event featuring 80+ hiring employers & 1,600 open jobs

Goodwill of Southern Nevada
More than 700 job seekers attend Goodwill Hiring Event featuring 80+ hiring employers & 1,600 open jobs

 

Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s hiring event at The Boulevard Mall, located at 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, on Tuesday June 16, 2015 attracted more than 700 job seekers, including local veterans seeking employment.
The event, sponsored by Bank of America, allowed those looking for work to meet employers face to face.  Some employers conducted interviews onsite.   Veterans and others could also sign up for Goodwill’s no-cost job placement and training services.
The hiring event was an extension of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Veteran Integration Program, or VIP, which offers specific job placement programs to veterans and their immediate family members, in addition to veteran employment specialists who provide peer-to-peer assistance.  This program was recently awarded Bank of America’s prestigious Neighborhood Builder grant of $200,000 to grow such vital services for veterans.
Since its inception in late 2012, Goodwill’s VIP has helped nearly 600 veterans and immediate family members secure employment in Southern Nevada.

Job seekers and veterans can always find no-cost help at any of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Career Connections Centers.  For more information, call (702) 214-2025 or visit www.Goodwill.Vegas.

BoA booth Trump Hotel

Veterans Encouraged to Attend June 16 Jobs Event Featuring 80+ Hiring Employers

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Veterans Encouraged to Attend June 16 Jobs Event Featuring 80+ Hiring Employers

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Boulevard Mall, inside Main Mall Entrance

Goodwill of Southern Nevada will hold a major hiring event, featuring more than 80 employers actively hiring on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at The Boulevard Mall, located at 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169.  The event, sponsored by Bank of America, will take place near MundoFOX studios.

While the hiring event is open to the general public, veterans and immediate family members of veterans are strongly encouraged to attend.  In addition to meeting employers face to face, veterans and other job seekers can sign up onsite for Goodwill’s no-cost job and placement services.

“This is not an ‘information only’ hiring event.  Every single employer who will be at this event is currently hiring,” said Elizabeth McDaniels, Goodwill of Southern Nevada director of mission services.  “In addition, many of these employers are actively looking to hire veterans because of their work ethic, dedication and experiences.”

Interviews will be done onsite for many of the open job positions.  Job seekers should dress professionally, bring several copies of their resumes and reference information.

The hiring event is an extension of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Veteran Integration Program, or VIP, which offers specific job placement programs to veterans and their immediate family members, in addition to veteran employment specialists who can provide peer-to-peer assistance. This program was recently awarded Bank of America’s prestigious Neighborhood Builder grant of $200,000 to grow such vital services for veterans. 

Since its inception in late 2012, Goodwill’s VIP has helped nearly 600 veterans and immediate family members secure employment in Southern Nevada. 

GOODWILL HIRING EVENT DETAILS

WHEN:        

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A brief introduction will kick off the hiring event at 9:45 a.m. 

WHERE:        

The Boulevard Mall

3528 S. Maryland Parkway

(Enter main mall entrance, near MundoFOX)

WHO:            

Anyone currently looking for employment, specifically veterans & immediate family members.  

 

Goodwill to Open New Flagship Store at The Boulevard Mall

Goodwill of Southern Nevada


Goodwill to Open New Flagship Store at The Boulevard Mall

The Location will Create 50 Full-Time Jobs

Goodwill of Southern Nevada will open its largest store in the nonprofit’s 40 year history in Las Vegas as one of the retail anchors at the newly renovated Boulevard Mall, located at 3528 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 28,000 square-foot store will be located in the former site of Dillard’s, and features a 17,000 square-foot sales floor that will be stocked with men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, purses, jewelry, kitchen goods, accessories, furniture, art and much more.

The new Goodwill store is slated to open late summer 2015 and will create fifty full-time jobs in Southern Nevada. A donation center is already in place and operating at the entrance off Maryland Parkway.

“This is a perfect partnership,” said Alyn Reeves, Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our Goodwill store will bring jobs, value, and a family friendly shopping experience to one of the most iconic shopping malls in Las Vegas. This is an incredible opportunity for our shoppers, as well as the people we serve.”

Opening new stores is vital to the nonprofit, as sales of donated items fund Goodwill’s mission of helping members of the community find employment, no matter circumstance or disability.

In 2014, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped a record 2,361 people in Southern Nevada get jobs, and provided training, job search and other supportive services to more than 12,800 individuals, at no cost.

The opening of this new store at The Boulevard Mall is part of an unprecedented expansion for the nonprofit. This year, Goodwill of Southern Nevada is slated to open five new retail stores and donation centers.

A new Goodwill Store at American Pacific and Stephanie opened in March (relocated from a previous, smaller location). Three other brand new Goodwill stores at Lake Mead Blvd & Civic Center, Silverado & Bermuda, and Durango & Deer Springs are currently under construction, with opening dates to be announced soon. Groundbreakings for two of these stores occurred October 2014.

In all, the expansions will create around 150 new jobs in Southern Nevada.

For more on Goodwill of Southern Nevada, please visit: www.Goodwill.Vegas

ABOUT THE BOULEVARD MALL

The Boulevard Mall is a 1.2 million square foot regional shopping center anchored by Sears, JC Penney, and Macy’s. Located at Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn in Las Vegas, the property is just under two miles from the Las Vegas strip and close to Sunrise Medical Center, The Las Vegas Country Club, and University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Boulevard Mall was built in 1968 and was expanded and renovated in 1992. In 2013, the property was purchased by Sansone Companies of Henderson, NV who intends to remodel the shopping center, add restaurants and entertainment. Construction is currently underway and Sansone Companies expects completion by late 2015. www.boulevardmall.com

ABOUT SANSONE COMPANIES

Founded by Roland Sansone and operated by Devon Sansone, Miles Sansone and Neil Sansone, Sansone Companies has developed real estate in the Las Vegas area for the past 35 years. The company offers full real estate services, leasing, sales consulting and property management in both commercial and residential real estate. The company owns and manages several successful retail, medical, and office centers in Las Vegas including Park Place, Sansone Richmar Plaza, Regal Plaza, Eastern Market and The Boulevard Mall. www.sansonecompanies.com

Goodwill to Open First of Four New Stores & Donation Centers on FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill to Open First of Four New Stores & Donation Centers on March 27, 2015 at 9 a.m.

First New Store is at American Pacific & Stephanie in Henderson 

Get ready Goodwill shoppers.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada will open its new Henderson location at 1390 American Pacific Drive (at Stephanie, across from the DMV) on Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. to lines of eager shoppers.

“A new Goodwill store opening is always an event that draws crowds,” said Chris Matlock, Goodwill of Southern Nevada Vice President of Retail and Operations.  “We stock the new store with fresh merchandise that has never before been on a sales floor.  Our customers know there are bargains to be found.”

The new Goodwill Store and Donation Center at 1390 American Pacific Drive replaces an existing store at 2851 N. Green Valley Parkway that will close Thursday, March 26, after being open for more than 15 years.  

The new 16,000 square foot building offers the non profit more than double the space of the previous location, including a 10,000 square foot sales floor and convenient drive-thru donation center.  Most importantly, by expanding the Henderson store fifteen new jobs were created.  

“Goodwill’s mission is to help members of our community work no matter disability or circumstance,” said Steve Chartrand, President & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada.  “Not only does this new, larger Henderson location create jobs but the additional revenue will help fund our life-changing job training and placement programs.”

In 2014, Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Career Connections helped 2,361 people in Southern Nevada get jobs, and provided training, job search or other supportive services to more than 12,800 individuals.  Goodwill’s help is offered at no cost.

The opening of the relocated Henderson store kicks off a year of new Goodwill store openings.  This American Pacific & Stephanie location is the only relocated store.  Three other brand new Goodwill locations, Lake Mead Blvd & Civic Center, Silverado & Bermuda, and Durango & Deer Springs are currently under construction, with opening dates to be announced soon.  Groundbreakings for two of these stores occurred October 2014. 

In all, the expansions will create around 100 new jobs in Southern Nevada.

 

PHOTOS: Local Nonprofit That Supports Veterans Gets $200K from Bank of America

Last night, Bank of America announced Goodwill of Southern Nevada as the recipient of its $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant during an annual community celebration at The Smith Center.

The Neighborhood Builders grant will provide a financial boost to Goodwill’s Veteran Integration Program (VIP) – which provides coordinated job training and employment services tailored to veterans, and their families’, unique needs.  Since its inception two years ago, Goodwill’s VIP has helped more than 500 local veterans and immediate family members find work and become self-supporting. The grant is projected to assist approximately 225 veterans and/or family members find work in Southern Nevada over a two-year period.

Also at The Smith Center celebration, Bank of America announced more than $2 million in financial support for 75-plus Southern Nevada community nonprofits. The event provided a unique opportunity for Las Vegas’ nonprofit leaders to come together and celebrate successes within our community.

1 2 3 4 5

Goodwill Receives $200,000 Grant for Veteran Program from Bank of America: January 29 at 8:30am

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill Receives $200,000 Bank of America Grant to Fund Veteran Integration Program (VIP)

Ceremony Planned for Thursday, January 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada will continue to provide life changing job placement help to local veterans and their immediate family members, thanks to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant. This grant is expected to assist approximately 225 veterans and/or family members find work in Southern Nevada over a two-year period.

Nevada historically has one of the highest veteran unemployment rates. Since its inception two years ago, Goodwill’s Veteran Integration Program (VIP) has helped more than 500 local veterans and immediate family members find work and become self-supporting.

The Neighborhood Builders program is Bank of America’s highly competitive, signature philanthropic award that couples executive leadership training with a $200,000 grant for high-performing nonprofits across the nation that have made a significant impact addressing community needs.

WHAT:  Presentation featuring veterans who have been helped by VIP as well as remarks from Goodwill of Southern Nevada and Bank of America executives; The event will also include a Color Guard ceremony and moving tribute to those who have benefitted from the program.

WHERE:
Goodwill of Southern Nevada Headquarters, 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (at MLK), North Las Vegas, 89030

WHEN:
Thursday, January 29 at 8:30 a.m.

WHY:
$200,000 check presentation from Bank of America

WHO: Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada President & CEO; Dan Giraldo, Bank of America Market Manager; Members of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (founding funder of VIP); Local veterans.

Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush: Donation Hours Extended December 27 to December 31

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush
Donation Hours Extended December 27 to December 31

’Tis the season to donate and Goodwill of Southern Nevada is busy preparing for the end of year giving rush.

The last week and a half of December is historically Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s busiest time of the year for donations, with about 20% more people dropping off items at Goodwill donation centers between Monday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in order to receive a tax write off from this 501c3 nonprofit before the year officially ends.

To accommodate the rush, starting Saturday, December 27 through the end of the year, Goodwill donation centers (not attached to retail locations) will be open an extra two hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. These more than 30 donation centers are staffed by a donation ambassador who can provide tax-deductible receipts.

Donations of clothes, housewares, furniture, computers and more are crucial as the sale of donated goods in Goodwill stores helps fund life-changing job placement, training and education programs in Southern Nevada. Funds generated from donations to Goodwill stay local to serve our community.

“When people donate to Goodwill, they are helping someone in Southern Nevada find work,” said Steve Chartrand, President & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “This holiday season there is no better gift to give than to clean out your closet, cabinets, and offices and help give someone the gift of a job.”

Starting now until the end of the year, hours at Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s two donation processing centers where donations are sorted have also been extended until 10 p.m. to accommodate the donation increase.

Shoppers at Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s twelve stores and two Clearance Centers can also make a cash donation to the Gift of a Job campaign at the registers during check out, or by going online to www.giftofajob.org.

So far this year (since January 1, 2014) Goodwill of Southern Nevada has helped over 2,000 people find employment at a variety of businesses across the valley and provided services to more than 10,000.

For a list of Goodwill of Southern Nevada donation locations, please visit www.Goodwill.Vegas. For general donation guidelines, please visit www.irs.gov.

Veterans are VIPs at November 5 Goodwill of Southern Nevada Hiring Event

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Veterans are VIPs at November 5 Hiring Event 

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Veterans Only, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to Public

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, in collaboration with the City of Las Vegas, will hold a hiring event at the East Las Vegas Community Center, located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 where veterans will receive VIP entrance into the event.  

This pre-Veterans Day hiring event is an extension of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Veteran Integration Program, or VIP.  Since its inception in 2012, Goodwill’s VIP has helped nearly 500 veterans and immediate family members secure employment in Southern Nevada. 

Although veterans posses many valuable employment skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-discipline and a great work ethic, many returning service members have trouble translating their military experience into civilian terms and face other employment difficulties.  Nevada consistently ranks among the top states when it comes to veterans who are unemployed. 

Each of the 60+ employers attending the hiring event have open job positions they are currently hiring for.  Job seekers should bring a photo ID, DD214 (or other proof of service) and current resume.

Free onsite workshops will also be held at the hiring event, including how to make a great first impression, how to prepare for an interview, and how to become a more efficient job seeker.  To sign up for a workshop, please call (702) 214-1645.

WHEN:    

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for veterans only

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. open to public

WHERE:    

East Las Vegas Community Center

250 N. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

ABOUT GOODWILL OF SOUTHERN NEVADA’S VETERAN INTEGRATION PROGRAM (VIP):  Goodwill of Southern Nevada launched its Veteran Integration Program (VIP) thanks to a grant from the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy program.  One of the unique elements of VIP is that veterans enrolled in the program receive job services from a Goodwill Team Member who is also a veteran.  This peer to peer assistance allows for shared empathy and experience, resulting in a higher success rate for veteran job seekers in not only finding, but maintaining employment.  Additional funders include Walmart Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo, N.A.; Citibank (Nevada), N.A.; Bank of America Foundation; Golden Nugget Las Vegas Community Fund of the Nevada Community Foundation; Credit One Bank, N.A.; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Humana.  

ABOUT GOODWILL OF SOUTHERN NEVADA: Goodwill of Southern Nevada currently operates fourteen retail locations, including two Clearance Centers, in Southern Nevada.  Revenue from the sale of donated items at Goodwill retail stores fund Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s job placement and training programs.  In 2013, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,000 individuals in Southern Nevada find employment at a variety of businesses, and provided job placement and training services to more than 10,000 people.

 

First National Goodwill Halloween Poll Reveals Top DIY Costumes for Halloween 2014 & More

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

First National Goodwill Halloween Poll Reveals
Top “Do-It-Yourself” Costumes for Halloween 2014 & More

Goodwill’s First National Halloween Poll in partnership with ORC International research

Get out your scissors, glue guns and use your imagination.

 

According to a random national poll of American adults commissioned by Goodwills across the country, including Goodwill of Southern Nevada, 62% of women and 57% of men prefer “Do-It-Yourself” costumes over packaged products.   Ages 45-54 are the strongest group of DYI at 68% (ORC).


Goodwills First National Halloween Poll
contains a random phone and cell phone national survey of 1,005 respondents independently conducted by ORC International research, September 18-21, 2014 (margin of error +/- 3%); and a separate Do-It-Yourselfnational in-store costume straw poll of more than 8,000 respondents held in 90 Goodwill stores in Washington, California, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida on September 29  October 6, 2014.

The national in-store straw poll shows zombies, pirates and vampires top the list for the hottest “Do-It-Yourself” costumes this Halloween for both adults and children. (See graph below).

Other notable results:

 

Goodwills National Poll (ORC) reports more than a third of adults (39%) plan to attend or host a party this year.  19% will attend a party for adults (3% will host); 16% will attend a party for both adults and children (4% hosting); and 15% will attend a party primarily for children (with 4% of brave adults hosting).

 

Funny and minimalist costumes topped the charts at 17%, closely followed at 14% by “very unique attire.  The iconic or classic costume was preferred by 11% of Americans, followed by couples costumes at 10%.  Gory (4%), trend costumes (2%) and risqué attire (1%) lagged far behind the popular choices.

 

Half of adults prefer packaged children costumes (compared to 38% who prefer DIY), and there is still a huge market for adult packaged product, with 27% of men and 24% of women preferring packaged costumes.

IN-STORE NATIONAL STRAW POLL RESULTS

RANK

Male Adults (1,201)

%

Male Teens (657)

%

Male Children (1,703)

%

1

Zombie

8.1

Zombie

9.3

Ninja Turtle

7.0

2

Pirate

6.2

Pirate

4.3

Spider Man

6.8

3

Soldier

2.5

Vampire

3.5

Zombie

5.3

4

Clown

2.5

Police Officer

3.2

Ninja

5.1

5

Biker

2.3

Superman

2.6

Batman

4.7

6

Police Officer

2.1

Football Player

2.6

Pirate

4.2

7

Doctor

2.0

Ninja Turtle

2.6

Firefighter

3.0

8

Day of the Dead

1.8

Jason (Fri 13th)

2.1

Police Officer

3.0

9

Duck Dynasty

1.7

Wolfman

2.1

Soldier

2.7

10

Gangster

1.6

Ninja / Soldier (tie)

2.0

Vampire

2.5

RANK

Female Adults (1,823)

%

Female Teens (667)

%

Female Children (1,968)

%

1

Witch

10.8

Witch

7.4

Princess

18.5

2

Zombie

4.6

Princess

5.1

Witch

6.9

3

Pirate

4.3

Zombie

4.2

Fairy

5.9

4

Vampire

3.2

Cheerleader

3.6

Elsa (Frozen)

5.3

5

Nurse

2.4

Cowgirl

3.6

Cat (animal)

2.9

6

Devil

2.4

Fairy

3.6

Angel

2.5

7

Flapper (1920s)

2.3

Pirate

2.9

Lady Bug

2.4

8

Princess

2.3

Vampire

2.6

Minnie Mouse

2.2

9

Lady of the Night

2.0

Nurse

1.7

Tinker Bell

2.0

10

Fairy

2.0

Supergirl

1.2

Zombie

2.0

Goodwills National Halloween in-store straw poll of 8,019 shoppers between Sept 29 Oct 6 also revealed:

  • More adult costume shoppers this year (2,024 adult costumes reported, 3,671 children, 1,324 teens)
  • Ninja Turtles, Spider Man, Frozen, Batman, Superman, Friday the 13th and Day of the Dead are strong movie themes among DIY shoppers.
  • Zombie, pirate and vampire costumes are trending unisex (gender neutral)

Grand Re-Opening of Goodwill Tropicana Store FRIDAY, July 11 @ 9 a.m.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill of Southern Nevada announces the grand reopening of its Goodwill Tropicana Store and Drive Up Donation Center on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.

For the past few weeks, sections of the 12,000 square-foot sales floor have been closed off for remodeling.  Updates include new flooring, new fixtures and clothes racks, and a new cash register bank.

The entire store will be closed for business on Thursday, July 10, 2014 so that the sales floor can be rearranged to accommodate 25% more merchandise for shoppers. The store will be re-stocked with new donations of gently used items, including a massive display of home goods, like dishware, glasses and vases.

Goodwill’s Tropicana Store opened in 2005.  In December 2009, Goodwill added a Career Connections Center – its second Career Connections Center in Las Vegas – to the rear of the store, offering job seekers computer access, employment counseling and job training.

The sale of donated goods in Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail stores fund the nonprofit’s job placement programs.  Every donation and all funds raised stay local to help the Southern Nevada community.  

Last year, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,000 people find employment at a variety of local businesses.

For photos of the remodel in progress go to Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GoodwillofSouthernNevada.

Twitter:  @SNGoodwill

Goodwill’s Inaugural The Blue Party is on Thursday, May 22 in Downtown Las Vegas

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill’s Inaugural The Blue Party is on Thursday, May 22 

Runway Fashion, Art and Live Music outside Mundo at World Market Center

 Helping someone in our community find work is always in fashion.

 

That’s why Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce its inaugural The Blue Party, an evening of original runway fashion, art and live music in the outside courtyard of World Market Center, next to Mundo Restaurant in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  Doors open at 6 p.m.   

 

The Blue Party will showcase seven local up-and-coming local fashion designers who will premiere their one-of-a-kind-collections using reimagined and repurposed Goodwill merchandise during a live runway fashion show.  

 

Participating designers are:  Mitch Adkinson, Carlos Bruce, Maria Bruce, Tiffany M. Lewis, Aldo Mencatto, Wanda Merritt, and Glenn Wright.  Each designer will also offer personalized fashion experiences during a special live auction.   Designer Aldo Mencatto will present the finale fashions, which will include a couture wedding dress and evening gown designed using items donated to Goodwill.

 

After the runway show, guests are invited to stay for a complimentary After Party featuring live music by local artists Kamu Brede, Yvonne Silva, Silversage and Jesse Pino.   

 

The night will also include an appearance by Dj Ashba, lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, performing May 21 to June 7, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Guests can bid on unique items from a silent auction featuring local artists’ reinterpretation of Goodwill merchandise, as well as shop several vendor booths catering to fashionistas. 

 

The Blue Party is hosted by the Goodwill Ambassador Council and will include passed appetizers and select alcohol generously donated by Mundo – a Latin Chic Restaurant, Johnson Brothers, Imperial Wine Wholesalers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.  Sandee Bonita and Bojo Ackah of KLUC, 98.5FM will emcee the night’s events.

 

All proceeds raised at The Blue Party will benefit Goodwill’s mission of assisting people in Southern Nevada find employment, no matter circumstance or disability.  In 2013, Goodwill of Southern Nevada helped more than 2,000 people find employment at a variety of businesses.

 

“When you purchase an item at a Goodwill retail store or donate it to a Goodwill donation center, you are giving that item a second life,” said Steve Chartrand, President & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “But you are also giving someone in our community a second chance because our stores fund Goodwill’s free job placement and training services.  The Blue Party is a true celebration of what Goodwill does.”

 

Tickets start at only $25, per person.  

To purchase tickets visit:  http://www.goodwillblueparty.org

blue party

The Blue Party Timeline:

 

6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

Mixer with passed appetizers & select alcohol donated by Mundo

Vendor Booths & Silent Auction

 

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Fashion Show & Live Auction

 

8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.

After party with live band performances

 

 

World Market Center courtyard/Mundo Restaurant is located at 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.