With Help from Goodwill, Good People Get to Work

With Help from Goodwill, Good People Get to Work

Support from Goodwill Industries Allows Lincoln Literacy Tutors to Teach Life Changing Skills to Immigrants, Refugees and Homegrown Americans

  Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has extended its partnership and continued its support of Lincoln Literacy, enabling the community’s leading charitable provider of language and literacy services to help even more people to gain the gateway skills to employment.   Goodwill not only provides monthly financial support from the proceeds of its store sales, it also hosts one of Lincoln Literacy’s New Beginnings classes at the Goodwill headquarters at 2100 Judson St. Every Monday morning, adults whose language is English but whose reading and writing is not up to par come to Goodwill to learn new and vital skills from Lincoln Literacy instructors.   That is just one of nearly 20 sites across the city where Lincoln Literacy holds free weekly classes for adult literacy students and English language learners. Among its offerings are family literacy classes, workforce readiness English, and citizenship preparation. Last year, Lincoln Literacy's volunteer tutors served 1,082 people, ranging in age from three to 78. Enrollment in Lincoln Literacy's classes jumped 12 percent in the first quarter of this year.   Lincoln Literacy, an award-winning nonprofit organization, has been serving our community since 1972. Its students have a long track record of success. Last year74 percent of English language learners made benchmark progress on year-end exams, as did 66 percent of adult literacy learners. The No. 1 reason for leaving the program is that learners get jobs. See lincolnliteracy.org for more.

Goodwill Celebrates Partner Agencies

Goodwill® Hosts Live Radio Remote to Celebrate Partner Agencies

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. is hosting a live radio remote with Rob Kelley from KX96.9 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from twelve to two in the afternoon at the Vine Street Location, 4555 Vine Street, Lincoln, Neb., 68503.   This is an opportunity for the community to meet and learn more about the partner agencies Goodwill works with. Donations to Goodwill help fund employment programs for individuals who face barriers to employment as well as other organizations’ employment programs, including Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lincoln Literacy, Community Justice Center, The Arc of Lincoln, and YWCA Job Outfitters.Representatives from all of Goodwill’s partner agencies will be in attendance and have segments on the radio with Rob Kelley.   “We are thrilled to share this event with the public,” said Amanda Herndon, Communications Director for Goodwill. “Not only is it a time to bring out the family for a fun afternoon, but it’s a great time to hear from our partner agencies’ leaders about the awesome work they do because of funding from Goodwill.”   The event will also include free popcorn, face painting for kids, and a drawing for 3 $25 gift cards to Goodwill. That Saturday is also the 10 for $10 Clothing Sale at all Lincoln and York Goodwill locations!

Goodwill® Announces Recognition of 2014 National Volunteer Week

 

Goodwill® Announces Recognition of 2014 National Volunteer Week

Local volunteers encouraged to celebrate power of volunteerism

 

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

 

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

 

Goodwill understands the value of volunteering and encourages and offers incentives to its employees who donate their time to other organizations in the community. During this week, Goodwill will be offering appreciation to all of its volunteers.

 

Goodwill also plans to begin the celebration of National Volunteer Week by participating in the UNL Big Event. "This event helps bring awareness to community service and shows Lincoln how simple it is to start volunteering" says Amanda Herndon, Communications Director for Goodwill. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln more than 2,500 students, faculty, and staff will volunteer and give thanks to Lincoln this spring as part of The Big Event. The organization is entirely student-run and funded by donations from the community. As described in The Big Event’s core values, community is not simply viewed as a place to live but an opportunity to create meaningful relationships and give to something greater.

 

If you would like to volunteer at Goodwill individually or with a group please see www.lincolngoodwill.org for volunteer information. If interested in a group project please contact Amanda at (402) 438-2022 ext. 118 to assist in your project planning.

 

About National Volunteer Week

 


National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year Advil®, as part of the Advil® Relief in Action program, is the lead sponsor of National Volunteer Week. The Relief in Action campaign celebrates and enables active volunteers who don’t let pain stop them from helping others in need. During National Volunteer Week Advil® will be celebrating volunteers' dedication to helping others, relieving the aches and pains that come with giving back, and encouraging others to join the movement.

 

This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the celebration, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers. With the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and President Obama’s resonant call to serve this year will be even more inspiring.

 

For more information regarding the Advil® Relief in Action campaign visit www.Advil.com/ReliefinAction, follow @ReliefinAction on Twitter and Instagram or like Advil® on Facebook.

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