Lincoln Goodwill's 7th Annual Neighborhood Challenge

Lincoln Goodwill’s 7th Annual Neighborhood Challenge

Holding a garage sale requires you to gather an assortment of unused items, price them, place them, and bargain with avid garage sale attendees all weekend. After the initial glee of a successful sale, a terrifying thought can occur, “After all this hard work, what am I going to do with what’s leftover?” Even if you’ve been picked clean besides a few t shirts and a leather recliner it may feel burdensome to figure out what to do with the items. There is no way they are re-entering your home, but they also won’t fit in your car for a quick trip to Goodwill. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could pick up the items for you? Goodwill is one step ahead of you.

Goodwill began doing neighborhood-wide pick ups after annual garage sales in order to give people a convenient way to donate their unsold garage sale items. As more neighborhoods got involved in the pick ups, Lincoln Goodwill created the Neighborhood Challenge. The first Neighborhood Challenge was held in 2013 and it evolved a post garage sale pick up into an opportunity for neighborhoods to build camaraderie and spark a friendly sense of competition between neighborhood associations.

Today, neighborhood associations across Lincoln compete in the Neighborhood Challenge by holding a neighborhood pick up after their garage sales. The top three neighborhoods who collect more than 2,000 pounds receive a cash prize to strengthen their neighborhood. The Challenge has allowed neighborhood associations to complete community projects ranging from landscape improvement to neighborhood events.  Thus far, Goodwill has worked with over 18 neighborhood organizations across Lincoln and last year the Challenge collected 25,103 pounds!

We want our 7th annual Neighborhood Challenge to be bigger than ever! Our goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of donations and increase participation. The Challenge begins on April 21st and it is not too late to get involved! Join the Challenge. Click here for more information and to register for the event!

If you aren’t participating, but still want to keep up with all the fun, ‘like’ our Facebook page! We will have dates of the garage sales and post what neighborhoods will do for their community if they win! In addition, if you are holding a garage sale, but aren’t participating in the Challenge, schedule a free home pick up here or call 402-438-2022.

Goodwill is the Place to Make your Holidays Special

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December 3, 2018

GOODWILL® IS THE PLACE TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS SPECIAL
       Great finds and unique gift ideas can be found at your local Goodwill this holiday season
Lincoln, NE — There’s no need to rush around town this holiday season trying to find gifts for everyone on your shopping list. That’s because Lincoln Goodwill has everything you need to make the season something special — from great finds and unique gift ideas to good times — all in one place. Goodwill is a great option whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind, inexpensive gift ideas or items you can use in making personalized, do-it-yourself gifts.
“When you buy holiday gifts and supplies from Goodwill, you’re actually giving twice,” said Molly Deaver, Communications Coordinator. “In addition to finding a wide variety of gifts, you can also feel good about building brighter futures for people right here in Lincoln.”
By shopping at and donating to Goodwill, you provide job placement and training opportunities for members of your community. Lincoln Goodwill also partners with Big Brother’s Big Sisters, Lincoln Literacy, Community Justice Center, and YWCA Job Outfitters to provide employment related services to individuals who face barriers to employment.
For those who like to create their own holiday gifts, Lincoln Goodwill provides a treasure trove of usable goods — from vintage glassware, linens and utensils to a wide variety of holiday sweaters and all sorts of baskets, containers and bags.
In addition to finding great gifts when you shop at Goodwill, you also reduce waste by giving used items a second life. Considering the holidays are all about giving, shopping at one of Lincoln Goodwill’s 6 of retail locations can make the season extra special this year!
About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Its programs support individuals with barriers to employment by providing services which equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, thus adding to lower unemployment rates and less reliance on government assistance within the Lincoln community. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsalable textiles and other products.
 
The community can support Goodwill all year long by donating their gently-used items, shopping at Goodwill Stores and making tax-deductible financial donations. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org.
CONTACT:
Molly Deaver
Communications Coordinator
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402-438-2022

Goodwill® Congratulates Winners of the Sixth Annual Neighborhood Challenge

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July 31, 2018

Goodwill® Congratulates Winners of the Sixth Annual Neighborhood Challenge

Lincoln, NE - Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. kicked off the start of summer once again with the sixth annual Neighborhood Challenge, which began April 1 and ended July 17. The four month long event is a friendly competition between the neighborhoods of Lincoln, NE and promotes community involvement through neighborhood cleanups and garage sales. The top three neighborhoods that collect the most items to be donated to Goodwill receive cash prizes to invest back into the community projects of their choosing.

Thirteen neighborhoods participated this summer, and collectively donated over 25,000 pounds of miscellaneous clothing, furniture, and household items to Goodwill. First place was awarded to the College View Neighborhood Association, the Highlands Neighborhood Association, and Witherbee Neighborhood Association followed as 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The donations made to Goodwill help fund employment based programs operated by Goodwill. Programs such as Job Connection offer a computer lab downtown for employment services and provide clothing vouchers for job apparel. Goodwill also work closely with their partners: YWCA Job Outfitters, Big Brother Big Sisters, Lincoln Literacy, and the Community Justice Center to support employment programs within their mission.

"Goodwill continually strives to strengthen the Lincoln community through our programming, support of other local non-profits, and our recycling efforts," said Molly Deaver, Communications Coordinator for Goodwill. "This is a unique way for Goodwill to share its mission and promote community while supporting individual neighborhoods' visions of their own stronger community."

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Its programs support individuals with barriers to employment by providing services which equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, thus adding to lower unemployment rates and less reliance on government assistance within the Lincoln community. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsalable textiles and other products.
 
The community can support Goodwill all year long by donating their gently-used items, shopping at Goodwill Stores and making tax-deductible financial donations. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org.

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Contact:
Molly Deaver
Communications Coordinator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
402-438-2022

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