Mission Moment: Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis had a job and went to work every day just like the rest of us… until he lost his vision. Then everything changed. He could no longer perform the tasks of his job safely and knew it would be hard to find another job, so he turned to Goodwill Easterseals for help finding a new one. Watch his inspiring story here!

2019 Annual Impact Report

At Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, we take pride in being good stewards of your donations. Out of every dollar we spend, $.89 is spent on programs and services for anyone who needs them.

Together, we were able to provide services for 11,535 people last year. We celebrate their success because you cared enough about your neighbors to help them up.

We are 100% LOCAL and 100% NON-PROFIT, and are governed by a LOCAL volunteer Board of Directors. Find out more about us and those we serve in our 2019 Annual Impact Report

Shopping Blog – One-Time Wear Fashions

by Caroline Weishaar, Goodwill Easterseals Volunteer

We have all been in a situation where we have a special event or party coming up that requires buying a clothing item you will only wear one time. It can seem silly to spend hundreds of dollars on a nice dress or fancy shoes knowing you will not get your money’s worth. Goodwill Easterseals can offer a solution.

Goodwill Easterseals has a wide selection of like-new formal dresses and shoes for a much lower price than a department store. In a recent trip to my local store, I easily found a few great options I could have purchased for recent events rather than buying brand new.

I came across some beautiful, spunky pink heels that would be great for a special event. I couldn’t see myself wearing these shoes more than once, so I was happy to see the price was only $6.99. Designer styles can even be found, with prices still staying below $20. Truly a great deal!

In addition, customers can find formal dresses at a low cost. I found a great black lace gown for only $13.91. Once again, I would only wear a dress like this one time, so I was so happy to find a deal. My local store had many choices including a long, red gown that could be worn to any Mardi Gras ball for $13.91 as well.

So, next time you have a big event coming up don’t waste all your hard-earned money on a dress you will wear one time – head on over to Goodwill Easterseals!