S3E7: It's July? Don't miss the bus!

What’s Good, Goodwill? Podcast hosts Michelle and Heather are ready to spill all the exciting news about what’s happening around Goodwill this July! 

Don’t miss the bus! What bus? The Goodwill Thrift Bus on Saturday, August 17th also known as National Thrift Shop Day. 3 stores, transportation, lunch, and an exclusive 50% discount on all items, excluding new goods. Tickets on sale July 1st. 

We are days away from the grand re-opening of our Coeur d’Alene store. Learn about the celebration, what’s new, and what services will be provided out of our new Workforce and Family Services office in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

It’s good to have a place to call home. Learn how Goodwill can help people who qualify for these programs in eastern Washington and north Idaho. 

Continue the cycle for good by sharing our podcast on social media and subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts.  

Goodwill Housing Programs

Goodwill has programs that can help people in eastern Washington and north Idaho get into stable housing.  We currently have three housing assistance programs. There are criteria to qualify for these programs.  If you do not qualify for one of these programs, our staff may be able to connect you to other community resources.

Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program

FCS can help people who have extreme problems finding stable housing and employment. People who participate in this program must qualify for Medicaid. 

Available in Asotin, Grant, Spokane and Whitman counties. 

Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program

HEN can help people in Spokane County who are homeless or about to become homeless find and pay for housing. You must have a HEN referral from DSHS. 

Available in Spokane County only.  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program

SSVF helps low-income eligible veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get safe, stable housing. 

Available in eastern Washington and north Idaho.

Goodwill Thrift Bus

The wheels on the bus roll round and round on National Thrift Shop Day. 
You’ve liked, loved, and laughed at the thought of a thrift store party bus. Guess what? We’ve heard you, thrifters!

Join us on Saturday, August 17th, National Thrift Shop Day, for our Goodwill Party Bus 2024 in Spokane, Washington!

One day, three Goodwill stores, transportation, an exclusive 50% discount on all items (excluding new goods), lunch, and 29 new best friends. What more could you ask for? Tickets on sale now! 

A man wearing a red Hawaiian shirt is leaning against a building wall and smiling at the camera.

Success Story: William

Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program

William faced many challenges in his life. For four long years, he lived in a trailer that was not a safe or happy place to be. The trailer had no working toilet, shower, sink, stove, heating or cooling. William’s health suffered greatly because of these conditions.

William found help at Goodwill. Goodwill helped him find a new home where he could be safe and warm. And he got help with applying for benefits like low-income housing and section 8 help. Most importantly, William is getting the medical care he needs to stay healthy.


Episode Host

This episode is brought to you by Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest team members Heather and Michelle. 

We challenged them to find their favorite item in the store to share with you. Show our hosts your favorite Goodwill finds by tagging us using @goodwill_inw and #goodwill_inw on Instagram. 


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