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3 Easy Fall Decorations from Old Clothes

Fall calls for a change of scenery with its beautifully-colored leaves, crisp morning air, and slightly stale bonfire smell from your neighbor’s burning leaves. Between holiday parties and a change of seasons, you might want to find unique ways to celebrate this fun time of year. If you want to learn how to add a…

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3 Adorable DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween provides kids and adults with an opportunity to get creative and come up with fun costumes! With so many costume possibilities, it may seem a bit overwhelming to find one costume that fits your style and your budget. Although large, super center stores have costume sections with pre-made costumes, they can be slightly more…

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How to Make a Book Donation

Making a book donation to MERS Goodwill gives the gift of knowledge to someone who may not otherwise have that learning opportunity. Not only is the book donation process easy, but book donations also benefit the person making the donation. The Book Donation Process The process of donating a book resembles other donation methods. Whether…

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Back-To-School Shopping Tips

We all know the struggle that accompanies back-to-school shopping…it’s the “I don’t want to wear that,” struggle. MERS Goodwill stores are stocked up with all kinds of back-to-school supplies like backpacks, clothing and shoes. There’s something for every kid and every style. Make your back-to-school shopping easy and budget-friendly. Here are a few tips: Do…

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Senior Citizen Job Training and Volunteer Opportunities

MERS Goodwill in St. Louis offers many opportunities to volunteer and gain useful work experience. Although MERS Goodwill targets people of all ages and backgrounds, one of its most successful programs is its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The Senior Community Service Employment Program The SCSEP is a federally funded program that MERS Goodwill…

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Choosing MERS Goodwill

There are so many reasons why you should choose MERS Goodwill as your donation center. In addition to the many environmental benefits, donating to MERS Goodwill makes an impact on others around you, including helping out your community and people in need. Helping the Community One of the most impactful missions that Goodwill has is…

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How Does Your Donation to Goodwill Make a Difference?

When you make a donation at Goodwill, you are doing more than just cleaning out your closet. Donating to Goodwill funds job training, resume training, and career counseling among other services to help people get back on their feet. Deciding to Donate After doing some spring cleaning or simply downsizing your home, you may realize…

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MERS Goodwill Seeking Outstanding Older Workers of Missouri

MERS Goodwill Seeking Outstanding Older Workers of Missouri 26th annual contest recognizes achievements of local workers age 60+ ST. LOUIS (June 7, 2016) – Many people work well past retirement age, and often they serve as mentors, leaders, and sources of knowledge and wisdom for their younger co-workers. MERS Goodwill is seeking these workers to be nominated…

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MERS Goodwill Celebrates 2015 Outstanding Service to Veterans Award

Military men and women have a depth of experience, but many do not know how to relate their skills to potential employers, making the transition from military service to civilian life especially challenging. Organizations like MERS Goodwill help to bridge this gap by offering veterans with programs and services that include evaluation and career counseling,…

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Tips for Donating: Tax Deductions and Accidental Donations

With a new year comes new donation opportunities and in 2015, MERS Goodwill surpassed 1.4 million donations — that means a lot of tax deductions for our donors! We want to thank those who donated and we hope to keep the momentum going this year. When preparing to donate, check out our guidelines  to ensure…

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MERS Goodwill Appoints New Members to the 2016 Board of Directors

MERS Goodwill’s board members are essential in living out the agency’s mission of helping people in our community to break down employment barriers. Two new board members have been announced for the 2016 Board of Directors. David Pickerill has been involved in municipal finance for 40 years as an underwriter and advisor. Pickerill has run…

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