Bay Area Impact: A hub for community change

Please share the local programs you’re working on

By Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez
CEO, SF Goodwill

We touch nearly a million people a year, and we want to hear from you.

We’re proud of the new Goodwill website, from new features that enable you to quickly find the closest Goodwill to donate or shop to our new jobs pages.

But perhaps the most important new features of our online presence are built around the philosophy of community participation. The Goodwill family is an inclusive one, not just made up of our staff and participants, but also the deep and creative network of our friends and partners: local nonprofits, community activists, shoppers, donors, neighbors. Our voice is much more powerful when it includes you.

Our two new blogs, Bay Area Impact (which you’re reading) and SeismicThrift, are venues for all of us to share our stories and experiences. Seismic Thrift is a celebration of thrift store treasure hunting, and the rewards inherent in upcycling and keeping the planet green.

In the video above, I briefly talk about what we had in mind in launching Bay Area Impact. It’s a blog dedicated to celebrating the wide-ranging ways in which the spirit of goodwill can change our community and our world. It’s a forum where we invite you to not only read what’s happening while we try to change our world and communities, but also a place for you to share your own thoughts and experiences.

How are you changing your local community here in the Bay Area? What is capturing your imagination and passion? What impact are our combined efforts making?

See our blogging tips and guidelines, or post your comments below. I hope to take some of you out to lunch! So, let’s be partners. Join us today in this community effort to highlight the people and voices making a difference in the Bay Area.

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About the Author

debbiealvarezrodriguezDebbie Alvarez-Rodriguez is CEO of Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. We welcome your comments!View all posts by debbiealvarezrodriguez