Press Releases

Public Invited to Reception for Local Artist

Hire Grounds is hosting a wine and cheese reception featuring the artwork of livelong Augusta resident Lisa Arnold McCollum on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Goodwill to Host Christmas Gala at Anderson Conference Center

The 15th Annual Goodwill Christmas Gala is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. Proceeds from annual event support scholarships at Helms College.

Warner Robins Chef Scottie Johnson Headed to World Food Championship

To cheers of “Scott-ie, Scott-ie, Scott-ie!” Warner Robins-based Chef Scottie Johnson was crowned the 2019 Georgia Seafood Champion at the annual Georgia Seafood Fest last weekend at The Battery in Atlanta.

What the Fork? Put That Diet Down!

Hire Grounds Café, located at 3179 Washington Road in Augusta, is hosting author Jennifer Beverage on Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 p.m. for a signing of her book, “What the Fork? Put That Diet Down!” 

Artist Reception Scheduled for Tuesday Evening at Hire Grounds

Augusta area art lovers are invited to meet visual artist Ron Vaz and enjoy light refreshments at Tuesday’s artist reception from 6-8 p.m. at Hire Grounds Cafe

Goodwill Opening Outlet Store in Macon

Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will open its first outlet store in Macon at 1340 Gray Highway where Goody’s was previously located.

Goodwill Opening Outlet Store in Augusta: Shoppers score big bargains by the pound.

Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will open its first outlet store on October 24 at its Washington Road campus in Augusta in the former Final Cut location.

Public Invited to Artist Reception at Hire Grounds

Augusta area art lovers are invited to meet artist Dan Dyches and enjoy light refreshments at Thursday’s artist reception from 5-7 p.m. at Hire Grounds Cafe.

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