Carolyn Becker

Carolyn is a petite fashion influencer with a passion for sustainability, thrifting, and reducing food waste. She functions as the Senior Manager of Digital Communications and Community Engagement for Goodwill of Greater Washington. In her role, she develops and activates social media strategies for the social channels of Goodwill of Greater Washington; Goodwill’s tuition-free adult public charter school, the Goodwill Excel Center; and Goodwill’s lifestyle and sustainability-focused brand and podcast, @FindingYourGood. Carolyn is also the founder of DC Vegan Life, the DMV's premier vegan Instagram account that's focused on supporting and celebrating all things local. Restaurants, chefs, grocery stores - you name it, it has a home on the account. DC Vegan Life is truly fueled by the DMV's inspiring, innovative, creative and inclusive vegan and plant-based communities. Carolyn just operates the account, curating content, taking photos, and trying tasty dishes along the way. In her spare time, Carolyn is a self-proclaimed thrifty and spunky petite fashionista who manages @Petite_Punk, her personal platform that focuses on thrifty living, vintage fashion, DIY, food waste and sustainability.

Thrift Your Gifts: Five Preloved Gift Ideas for the Ones You Love 

      Why spend more this season when you can meaningfully give a whole lot for a lot less! By thrifting your gifts, you’re giving back FOUR times – to: The community: By shopping at nonprofits like Goodwill. Every donation and sale helps Goodwill provide free job training, education, and placement services to people …

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5 Ways to Donate to Reduce Waste and Ensure Reuse

I still cannot believe it’s been over a year (pre-pandemic times, oh my!) since I volunteered with sorting items to be processed and priced at Goodwill. One by one, I went through clothing donations, inspecting their condition and evaluating each piece, making the call on what could be sold in-store.  Although this experience sometimes feels …

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