When Treseme was referred to Goodwill Industries of East Texas, she was a shy but very respectful young lady. She had dreams and goals, but needed help identifying her best qualities and finding employment. It was about this time last year when Treseme enrolled in Goodwill’s Work Adjustment Training Program.
When Cody “Cole” Whittaker began working at Opportunities in Tyler (OIT) in 2007, he felt like he finally found where he belonged. Having attended Andrews Diversified (ADI) in the summer for several years, he discovered he could make friends and bring home a paycheck. Working at the old OIT, he
When Nicole Bryson came to Goodwill she was making another attempt at rebuilding her life. She found herself in East Texas reflecting on the downfall that should never have happened. Her life was destined for success. She had an opportunity. She had choices, but fall she did, and what was
“Good morning from Goodwill, this is Shirley, how can I help you?” is the familiar sound coming from front reception…constantly…sometimes hundreds times a day. The always polite, warm and cheerful voice is always an assurance for the caller. Employees and outside callers alike are always commenting on her professionalism and
Published Tyler Paper on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:35 Written by By Casey Murphy email@example.com. Photos courtesy of Sarah Miller, Tyler Paper After a brain tumor left him visually impaired at age 5, John Geter has used his disability as a challenge.“There are a lot of people who feel like
Mary Franklin has gone through many trials and tribulations in her life that most people cannot even begin to fathom. But by connecting with Goodwill Industries of East Texas and DARS, Mary has found the job and the courage to change her life forever. Her position as a server for Atria
Suddenlink Communications Call Center customers may find themselves enjoying excellent customer service as usual but perhaps this time with an unusual employee working behind the scenes. Andrew Lytle was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. He and his family did not allow his disability to keep him from daily life
When Shane Warren makes a bet, he has not only proven he is a man of his word, but his bet is worth a million dollars! Shane is Goodwill Industries of East Texas’ Commercial Services Division Costing Specialist. He currently puts together accurate and timely pricing for various manufacturing jobs