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June 8, 2011
After reading Andrea Walker 's story about Marge Walker and Goodwill Industries, I felt that it should have appeared in a more prominent place in your newspaper ("Goodwill has grown; so have needs," May 29). Nonprofits like Goodwill perform outstanding service to the community. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars incarcerating men and women for various crimes, often with little thought of their need for housing and job-training upon release to help them transition back into society and reduce the possibility of recidivism.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2013
People lined up outside the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday well before the 58th annual Goodwill Thanksgiving Dinner began at noon. Within the first hour, dozens departed with bellies full and leftovers in tow, filing past hundreds more eager to be fed. "This food is lovely, and I don't eat just anybody's cooking," announced Donald Graham of Baltimore, one of about 3,000 people who received tickets from nearby community and outreach centers...
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 11, 2001
Pretty scary stuff greeted guests -- especially if they were not Baltimore Ravens fans -- at "Shannon Sharpe's Second Annual Gridiron Halloween Party," a sports-themed Halloween shindig that raised some $90,000 for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake. Just inside the ESPN Zone door, 600 guests were greeted with a mock graveyard with headstones displaying inscriptions like "RIP Broncos, 21-3," or "RIP Giants, 34-7." Then there were all the Ravens players who had undergone horrifying transformations.
EXPLORE
August 31, 2012
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley on Friday hosted a grand re-opening of its Westminster retail store and donation center off Route 140 at Englar Road. The store has more than 14,000 square feet of retail space, and also has a new drive-through donation center. "The newly remodeled store will allow Goodwill to more efficiently accept donations and better present merchandise in our retail store," said Dan Kurtenbach, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | November 7, 1999
Mission: To provide career development, employment and related social services to help people with special needs enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and a better quality of life. Goodwill Industries in the Baltimore area started in 1919 when the first factory was opened at Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church. Two indigent employees were hired to stencil and fold burlap bags that would be sent out to collect reclaimable household goods that could be sold. This cycle of donation, processing, resale and wages remains essentially intact today.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2011
Marge Thomas has spent the last three decades helping the less fortunate find jobs. But the 64-year-old recently announced that she would retire from her post as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. in December. She said she'll leave with good memories and proud accomplishments. During her tenure, she widely expanded job services to people hardest to employ: those with mental and physical disabilities, criminal backgrounds or leaving public assistance.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Goodwill Industries, a non-profit agency which trains disabled people, has opened its first Carroll store in the 140 Village Shopping Center.Occupying a center space left vacant by a movie theater, the facility has been collecting donations and selling the refurbished goods to the public since Sept. 9."People have been beating to get in the door," said John Brown, executive director for Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc.For example, after only two weeks, the store is already becoming self-sufficient, paying rent and salaries from the items sold, Mr. Brown said.
NEWS
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
A charity's program to educate city schoolchildren about the importance of choosing a career has discovered that the children's unemployed parents need help first."
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
They arrived early, waiting in a line that stretched out the door and filled an adjoining room. A father whose five children bombarded Santa Claus with requests -- gifts that he probably can't afford, his only income a disability check. A man who lost a leg in a shooting, unsure of where he might eat his Thanksgiving dinner today. "McDonald's maybe," he mumbled. But yesterday, thousands of city residents had a free Thanksgiving meal that included turkey and cranberry sauce, kale and sauerkraut, and thick slices of raspberry swirl cheesecake.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
Baltimore Goodwill Industries and the city Department of Social Services have teamed up to open a one-stop job center to help welfare recipients move into paying jobs.In addition to having a wide variety of programs to assist job hunters, the new center houses a Social Services office that qualifies job applicants for the services, said Fred de Gregorio, a vice president of Goodwill."It keeps people from running all over town. They can do everything at one site," de Gregorio said of the center, which was officially opened by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke in a ceremony Friday.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | July 20, 2012
Goodwill will open a new store next Friday in Glen Burnie, the sixth location in Anne Arundel County. The store at 7311 Ritchie Highway will open at 9 a.m. July 27 and employ 13 workers. During the grand opening weekend, customers can enter to win a flat screen television or Kindle Fire. Donations to Goodwill and proceeds from store sales help pay for job training and placement programs for people with disabilities. Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. employs more than 600 people and runs 27 stores and nine career development sites.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2011
The Rev. Edwin Austin Schell, a retired pastor who was a historian with an "encyclopedic knowledge" of his United Methodist Church, died Nov. 25 at St. Agnes Hospital after suffering a fall. He was 88 and lived in the Charlestown Retirement Community. Born in St. Louis, he worked for the streetcar company there as a young man and developed a lifelong interest in public transit. He moved to Washington, D.C., and worked in scheduling administration for Capital Transit. He joined Calvary United Methodist Church and was encouraged to enter the ministry.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2011
Nancy Kline learned all about retail during a three-decade career at South Moon Under, the trendy boutique chain where, she jokes, she held just about every job except president. Now, she and daughter Emily Schramm, who also worked at South Moon Under, are bringing their retail know-how to a new venture that will focus on cheap — their word — but high-end designer fashion. The pair is set to open Uptown Cheapskate, a 4,000-square-foot consignment store in Timonium, on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. said Wednesday that Lisa Rusyniak will take over as president and chief executive officer in December. Rusyniak, Goodwill's chief operating officer, will replace Marge Thomas, who is planning to step down as president and CEO. Rusyniak has worked for the nonprofit since 1997, when she was hired as director of marketing and disability services. She has served as COO since 2006, overseeing workforce development, human resources, and marketing and development.
EXPLORE
By STAFF REPORT | June 13, 2011
AP Self Storage is holding a Spread Goodwill Clothing Drive during June. The Harford County-based company will be accepting clothing and shoes through June 30. AP is working in conjunction with Goodwill Industries, which will receive the donation of the collected items. Donations should be dropped off at 1339 Belcamp Road in Belcamp during regular business hours. AP Property Manager Adam Parsons says, "We are really excited about the Goodwill Drive. Goodwill Industries reaches out to youth, seniors, veterans and military families, immigrants, people with disabilities and others with specialized needs in our communities.
NEWS
June 8, 2011
After reading Andrea Walker 's story about Marge Walker and Goodwill Industries, I felt that it should have appeared in a more prominent place in your newspaper ("Goodwill has grown; so have needs," May 29). Nonprofits like Goodwill perform outstanding service to the community. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars incarcerating men and women for various crimes, often with little thought of their need for housing and job-training upon release to help them transition back into society and reduce the possibility of recidivism.
NEWS
August 5, 1991
A year ago, new federal regulations were issued that prohibit the dumping of almost anything -- plastic, paper, food, metal and glass -- into U.S. waters. The cost for violating the law includes a civil penalty of up to $25,000, a fine of up to $50,000 and a maximum of five years in prison.Regulations also require skippers of recreationalboats 26 feet and larger to prominently display a 9- by 4-inch anti-pollution placard. Over the past year, thousands of boaters have obtained the placard, but many others are still unaware of the requirement.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2011
Marge Thomas has spent the last three decades helping the less fortunate find jobs. But the 64-year-old recently announced that she would retire from her post as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. in December. She said she'll leave with good memories and proud accomplishments. During her tenure, she widely expanded job services to people hardest to employ: those with mental and physical disabilities, criminal backgrounds or leaving public assistance.
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