Need a New Spring Wardrobe?
Build a complete wardrobe affordably at Goodwill’s Store!
Shop at Goodwill’s retail store for great bargains on clothing and accessories, household items, music, toys, books, electronics, collectibles, and much more. We offer hundreds of new and used items at unbeatable bargains. Boost your wardrobe and home decor with name brands and designer labels that you can afford.
We offer full lines of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. And, with constantly changing inventory, you never know what you will find. Remember, when you shop Goodwill, not only are you getting quality, brand-name merchandise at unbelievably low prices, you are also helping your neighbors in need. The dollars you spend support our training programs and job placement for people with disabilities and other barriers.
Round Up your purchase to the nearest dollar to support the Goodwill mission of helping people get back to work and gaining greater independence.
Shop – Retail Store Location
100 Houghton St., Providence, RI 02904
Open Monday – Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm
Find out how to donate or volunteer at www.GoodWillRI.org
Spotlight on Good Partners in our Community
Throughout the year we call on many small and large businesses across Rhode Island to help us in our mission through donations. It is not surprising how many are more than willing to step up and help. We would like to thank a few who have made a difference in the past year
The 401 Studio... Located on Main Street in Wakefield Rhode Island, they specialize in custom screen printing, embroidery, and vinyl decals. From team uniforms to storefront window signage. The 401 Studio can help you get your logo or message on just about anything. The owners Matt and Elyssa have made it their mission to inspire Rhode Islanders to be proud of their home state, and they are accomplishing this 1 T-shirt at a time. Give them a call today at 401-783-5100 and their friendly staff will be happy to help you get your message displayed in a creative and impactful manner! Stop by our store and you will probably find a great T-shirt for the coming warm weather. The 401 Studio has donated a large quantity of apparel that were samples and overruns, all new and great quality!
Amica Insurance... Designated Goodwill of RI as the recipient of their Holiday Hat, gloves, scarves collection. Plus they hold collection events throughout the year that provide “Work Ready” clothing for our Job Seekers.
Avenue Stores in Warwick ... The great people at Avenue Stores donated complete interview outfits for some of our Job Seekers!
Berk’s Shoes, Thayer St. in Providence... Berk’s regularly contacts us with donations of shoes and apparel.
Brooks Brothers, Providence... An ongoing partnership that provides us with the highest quality donations of men’s clothing.
Dixon & McAllister, Wayland Ave. in Providence... A month long winter coat collection was held at the store, kicked off by a cocktail party for the community. Everyone who donated a gently used coat was given a 20% discount to use towards a purchase. Goodwill received many great warm coats for our clients!
Kids Gear in Johnston... A recent partner, they have made two donations of great children’s clothing.
Joseph A. Bank in Garden City, Cranston... Another new partner, we have been the lucky recipient of an array of men’s clothing.
New Balance Store, Garden City, Cranston... The folks at New Balance generously donated 30 pairs of athletic shoes at the Holidays for our clients.
The Find on 6 in Johnston... The Find has been an ongoing donation site for 18 months.
The Container Store in Garden City, Cranston... Our friends at The Container Store periodically donate all sorts of high quality containers and storage material.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Barrington... The good people at St. Martin’s have held several community donation events gathering gently used clothing to support our mission
rWe sincerely hope that if the opportunity presents itself you will shop at the above locations and support their efforts.
Meet our Board of Directors
We will be featuring a member of our Board of Directors in upcoming newsletters so that you can get a sense of the local business people who support our mission.
Patrick Meacham is a Senior Vice President, at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. in Providence and is the current Goodwill of RI Board Chair. Pat’s introduction to Goodwill was through a friend – Tom Carmody “Coach” (former Penn State, Duke and URI basketball coach) – he met at Johnson & Wales University in the 90’s while completing his MBA.
Coach Carmody was an active member on the board of the agency then known as Vocational Resources. The Coach brought Pat as a guest to the Annual meeting and Pat was hooked! “I needed to be part of this organization; their mission inspired me to start giving back to the community as a young professional” stated Pat. At the time Pat didn’t know that he was being groomed as Coach’s replacement and Pat took a place on the Board of Directors in the mid 90’s. In 1998 Pat joined the Preston Agency and began spreading the word about Goodwill Industries. “I was with an organization that encouraged giving back to the Community,” said Pat. Being the small State that we are, that’s where Pat met Goodwill of RI’s current CEO Jeffrey Machado.
In late 2008 The Preston Agency was sold to Starkweather & Shepley which Pat says was perfect for him because Starkweather & Shepley continues to support non-profits and community involvement for all 205 employees. In fact we have a Practice Group that specializes in non-profit organizations insurance programs. “I love my job! I have clients, which most have become close friends all throughout New England that make every day a new adventure. Everyone that I work with at Starkweather is a pleasure to be around, really good people that put others needs first every day.”
Pat not only is the Chair of our Board of Directors, but he is also hands on. You can find Pat and many of his co-workers from Starkweather, here on a regular basis conducting mock interviews with our Job Seekers. This is a process they must complete for graduation from their training program. Pat says, “Meeting Goodwill clients and participating in mock interviews is so inspiring – to see each individual with a single mission: make their own life better by getting into the work force which will, in turn help their family in so many ways. I’m a strong believer in doing what you can with what you have and make it contagious for others to do the same, nothing feels better than helping those in need.”
On a personal note, Pat and his wife Susan have two active sons – Aidan and Griffin. Pat enjoys running to all the kids’ sports. When not following the kids, Pat enjoys golfing, skiing, skateboarding, surfing and running. Pat has completed 38 marathons since his first, Ocean State Marathon in 1998, 10 being Boston Marathons. Ten of those 38 marathons were completed in under 2 hours and 59 minutes.
We count ourselves lucky to have someone like Pat Meacham so committed to the mission of Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island.