Press Releases

Helms College Launches New HVAC Program

Helms College is enrolling students now for a new diploma program in its School of Industrial Trades designed to fill in-demand jobs in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration industry.

Helms College Open House Set for Saturday

Potential students interested in pursuing careers in health sciences or the culinary arts are invited to a campus open house at Helms College’s Washington Road campus in Augusta on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goodwill Employee Receives National Volunteer Award

Edward Timley, custodial manager for Goodwill of Middle Georgia, was surprised with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at Goodwill’s employee appreciation celebration during Goodwill Week at Anderson Conference Center in Macon.

Paddling for a Purpose: Annual Dragon Boat Festival Benefits Helms College

The eighth annual GoodBoats dragon boat festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at Lake Olmstead in Augusta. A celebration of Asian culture, the event begins at 9 a.m. and is free to attend. Proceeds benefit Helms College, an accredited career training college in Augusta.

Social Media Influencers are Supporting Goodwill’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

Spring cleaning may have come around early this year! Since the release of the Netflix decluttering series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Goodwill of Middle Georgia & the CSRA has seen a significant increase in donations in the first two months of this year over the same period in 2018. A recent survey by OfferUp also shared that nearly half of Americans are proud bargain shoppers and brag to peers about finding great deals.

Pick Up Your Pink at Goodwill

Goodwill of Middle Georgia invites you to drop in at one of our Macon-area stores to “Pick Up Your Pink” for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Helms College Students Cook Up a Connection with Augusta University Arts Incubator Students

Helms College Culinary faculty and students hosted a student group from Augusta University on Friday, Feb. 15 for a lesson in French-inspired cooking in the Helms College Culinary Lab.

Helms College Equipping Students to Fill the Gap in Middle-Skill Labor Shortage

A report released last week by the Southern Regional Education Board affirms the value of Helms College’s model of providing a solid knowledge base with experiential learning opportunities to equip students to fill an ever-increasing number of middle-skills jobs. With campuses in Macon and Augusta, Helms College is a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and is licensed by the Georgia Non-Public Post-Secondary Education Commission.

Goodwill Staffing Services Can Help Furloughed Employees Bridge the Employment Gap

The bills keep coming even if the paychecks don’t for the almost 16,000 Georgians who are furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown. Heading into week four, the shutdown is directly affecting about 22 percent of Georgia’s federal civilian workforce.

Local Celebrities Invite Community to Unique Beer-Pairing Event

Goodwill, along with the dynamic host committee for the Sixth Annual ReNew and Brew, invites the community to join in this celebration of “renewal” set for Friday, Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Snelling Conference Center in Augusta. Proceeds benefit Helms College, which is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA.

Helms College Graduates Ready to Enter Work Force

Thirty-five final quarter graduates from the Augusta campus of Helms College donned caps and gowns for their commencement ceremonies, attended by several hundred family members and friends at Snelling Conference Center on Jan. 24.

It's National Slow Cooking Month

January is National Slow Cooking Month, and it’s a pretty good bet that your local Goodwill store will have a slow cooker or two for you to add to your kitchen arsenal.

Goodwill Sponsored Magical Christmas Storytelling Event

On Dec. 15th Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA sponsored a "Magical Christmas Storytelling Event" with a book signing by children's author Gerrie Sobel.  Sobel donated

Goodwill Gala Supports Helms College

The 14th annual Goodwill Gala, benefitting Goodwill of Middle Georgia, was held Dec. 7 at the Anderson Conference Center. The event brought together individuals and organizations to raise $100,000 in support of providing scholarships to deserving students for academic and career development programs at Helms College.

Goodwill to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day

‘Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweater parties and Goodwill invites community members to look for that perfect blend of holiday sparkle and festive fun at their nearest Goodwill store. They are also invited to share their humorous holiday garb on December 21st – which is National Ugly Sweater Day – for a discount and chance to win a gift card to Edgar’s Restaurant and Goodwill.

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