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2014-09-02 16:28:23

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International (GII) today provided an update on behalf of its members regarding the potential data security issue it previously announced in July. Following GII's announcement, GII and the potentially affected Goodwill members engaged a third-party forensic expert to conduct an extensive investigation. GII and its members have also been working closely with federal law enforcement authorities and coordinating with...

2014-08-29 12:26:54

shopgoodwill.com®, Goodwill's Premiere E-Commerce Platform, Celebrates Milestone ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's favorite online thrift store -- and the nation's first nonprofit online auction site -- is celebrating its 15(th) anniversary, proving that Goodwill® is not only a leader in job placement but also an innovative social enterprise through its use of e-commerce and sustainability. The site has auctioned off an array of art, antiques, musical...

2014-07-01 12:31:54

ENFIELD, N.H., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Control Systems (RCS), a leading point-of-sale solutions provider for retailers, is pleased to announce that Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga located in Chattanooga, TN has successfully automated 14 stores with its NCR Counterpoint complete retail management solution. Prior to implementing RCS's NCR Counterpoint solution, Goodwill used electronic cash registers and credit card machines, managed cash drawer counting and deposits on...

2014-05-13 08:24:06

Social Enterprise Committed to Environmental Stewardship ROCKVILLE, Md., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International has been re-certified as a green business through the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program. The program recognizes businesses and other entities that have voluntarily taken steps to protect, preserve and improve the environment on behalf of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Montgomery...

2014-05-07 23:07:55

Robbie Green Named Goodwill Industries International 2014 Achiever of the Year Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Four years ago, Robbie Green was told his chances at a normal life were over: that he’d not drive, work or live alone again. He didn’t listen. Instead, with support from the Veterans Administration and Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth (TX), he redefined his place in the world. Goodwill Industries International recently named Green its 2014 Achiever of the Year for his...

2014-04-22 08:26:23

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring weather is coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, which makes Goodwill® particularly grateful for Earth Day. Goodwill encourages people to take a few minutes this Earth Day to collect items they no longer need and donate them to Goodwill. Small actions, such as cleaning out closets or kitchen cupboards, can make a big difference when it comes to the environment....

2014-04-17 08:25:32

Positive Role Models Are Helping Youth in High-risk Situations Across America ROCKVILLE, Md., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodwill is enhancing its successful national youth mentoring program in an effort to assist more youth in high-risk situations to make better life choices. At this critical moment, with high youth unemployment discouraging many teens, young people need positive role models who show them that they can indeed succeed....

2014-03-04 08:33:46

Donations at Local Bon-Ton Stores Support Goodwill's Mission of Helping People Find and Keep Good Jobs in Communities Across the United States ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you clean out your closets this spring, set aside the clothing and household textiles you no longer need. Then donate them to Goodwill at your local Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's or Younkers stores. For each item donated, customers will receive...

2014-01-31 12:27:40

Accenture Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship grant aimed at helping close the job skills gap NEW YORK and ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accenture and Goodwill Industries International announced today that Accenture has awarded the organization $1.5M for a new program aimed at helping more Americans achieve the skills needed for college and career success. The three-year grant is part of Accenture's corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which...

2014-01-30 16:24:22

Free Tax Assistance and Accessible Online Tools Help Workers File for Earned Income Tax Credit ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day on January 31, and throughout the tax filing season, Goodwill Industries International is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist people around the country who may qualify to file for the tax credit. In addition to offering free tax preparation...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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