Decorate for Thanksgiving with Goodwill

With Thanksgiving only a week away, it’s time to start prepping your festive holiday table and home dĂ©cor. MERS Goodwill stores are stocked up with all kinds of Thanksgiving decorations such as candles, fall arrangements, seasonal photo frames and baskets. There are numerous fun and creative DIY projects that will give your home a chic…

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Honoring Our Veterans through Employment Services

We take a day to honor our Veterans for their service to our country, but are we really honoring them? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 there were 21.2 million veterans and 4.6 percent of those veterans were unemployed. MERS Goodwill is striving to heighten the opportunities for our military veterans. Referred…

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Ferguson Forward Program Provides a Path to Employment for Aspiring Nurse Practitioner

Alexis Brown is a caring and determined young woman, proving with her determination and focus on becoming a nurse practitioner what we all believe is true: that with hard work and perseverance, no obstacle is too great to overcome. After having been laid off at a major corporation a year earlier due to significant cutbacks,…

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STL Youth Jobs

MERS Goodwill is proud to partner with United Way of Greater St. Louis to support many initiatives and programs like STL Youth Jobs. STL Youth Jobs is a civic collaboration providing meaningful employment opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-23 from St. Louis City to North County. It is programs like these that take young adults…

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Take a Stand with Goodwill in Ending Domestic Violence


Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October There are many facts surrounding domestic violence: Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten with most violent acts taking place between 6pm and 6am. Without help, children who witness domestic violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults. One fact that…

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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 Some…

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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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