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Living Amazing in 2012 with Goodwill

Stories that Warm the Heart

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Feb 1, 2012 4:45:00 PM

Goodwill Cares is a program initiated by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago to provide assistance with clothing, furniture and other household items for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, fires, domestic abuse, illness, or those who are unemployed and/or underemployed. Referrals for assistance come through local non-profit agencies in communities where Goodwill Store & Donation Centers are located. These partnerships enable Goodwill to actively improve the quality of life for individuals in need. Annually, the Goodwill Cares program provides this much needed assistance to more than 7,800 individuals and families. Below are just a few of the many success stories that are made possible through the Goodwill Cares program.

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Topics: Stories that Warm the Heart

Heart Healthy Recipes

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Feb 1, 2012 4:29:00 PM
  • Apple Corn Muffins 
  • Broccoli Cheddar Bake
  • Raspberry Chocolate Scones
  • Broiled Scallops with Sweet Lime
  • Fettuccine with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms
  • Chinese Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Apple Corn Muffins

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Topics: American Heart Month

Know the Facts

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Feb 1, 2012 4:28:00 PM
  • About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event.
  • The average age of a first heart attack for men, is 66 years.
  • In 2011, heart disease cost the United States $444 billion. The total cost includes the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity.
  • A heart healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, and a variety of grains every day.
  • Researchers suggest that those who stay up late may be more prone to heart disease even if they get eight hours of sleep.
  • Six and a half million Americans suffer from angina (severe cardiac pain).
  • CT scans of mummies have shown that heart disease was frequent in ancient Egypt; revealing that heart diease is caused by factors other than modern habits (smoking, fast food and inactivity).
  • Two-thirds of deaths from heart attacks in women occur in those who have had no history of chest pain.
  • Laughing relaxes and expands blood vessels, which helps protect the heart.
  • Monday mornings are when a person is more likely to have a heart attack, compared to any other day of the week.
  • Women who smoke are at risk of having a heart attack 19 years earlier than non-smoking women.
  • About 25% of heart attacks go unrecognized and are only discovered later, when a routine ECG is done.

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Topics: American Heart Month

Celebrating Love For Less

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Feb 1, 2012 3:55:00 PM

You don't have to spend a lot on Valentine's Day to enjoy the light-hearted romantic feel of it! Your localGoodwill has a variety of options right at your fingertips that are sure to make your day special.

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Recipes Made with Love

Posted by Holly Hirsch on Feb 1, 2012 3:43:00 PM
  • Chocolate Truffle Cookies 
  • Chocolate Cake with Liquid Centers 
  • Crabmeat Stuffed Lobster for Two 
  • Be-My-Valentine Pizza 
  • Artichoke Beef Steaks

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

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