Goodwill to Host Donation Drives in Surrounding Communities

Goodwill® Industries to Host Donation Drives in Surrounding Communities Just in Time for Spring

 

Just in time for spring cleaning, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. will be hosting donation drives in surrounding communities. Bring your gently used clothes, house wares, electronics, and furniture to the Goodwill truck and receive a tax receipt for your donations.  All of the drives will take place in the corresponding cities’ Wal-Mart parking lot from 9 am to 4 pm. Beatrice – April 5th and Seward – April 19th. Items that Goodwill cannot accept on these days include large appliances, exercise equipment, pianos/organs, mattresses, and desks. “This is an excellent opportunity for people who do not have a Goodwill store in their community to donate their used items after they complete their spring cleaning,” says Amanda Herndon, Communications Director for Goodwill. For more information about the donation drives, call (402) 438-2022.

 

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska Inc.’s mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Our 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 southeast Nebraska area. 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.

Goodwill® Introduces New Program

Goodwill® Introduces New Program with Lancaster County Corrections

 

In February, 2014, Goodwill® Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. launched a new program titled Renewed Employment Success with Education and Training, or RESET. In cooperation with the Lancaster County work release program, Goodwill provides support to individuals who have been approved to take part in the work release program. These individuals are willing and able workers who face obstacles in finding appropriate employment due to their past lifestyles and current incarceration barriers.

 

Once an inmate has been approved by a Judge for the work release program, they may then be referred to Goodwill’s RESET program by their corrections caseworker. The program is aimed at providing hands-on work experience paired with employment programming. In addition to learning Goodwill’s production methods and performing such tasks, RESET participants also complete modules focused on employment and life skills, such as resume writing and money management.

 

“One of the greatest challenges individuals face once they are released from jail is finding stable employment” said Sarah Murtagh, Employment Services Director for Goodwill. “The RESET program will not only provide work experience while participants are still incarcerated, but teach them the skills necessary to find employment once they are released or maybe even sooner.”

 

This program “gives me a chance to better myself and prepares me for answering the tough questions when applying for jobs” said program participant Joey.

 

“This experience will affect me in a great way. I have good resources and new abilities to [help me] succeed in my life” said Dylan, another RESET participant. “This is a great opportunity for inmates to excel and change.” 

 

For more information about RESET or other services provided by Goodwill, visit http://lincolngoodwill.org/programs-and-services/.

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