Goodwill Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Goodwill Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has been informed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) that it has been accredited for a period of three years for its Organizational Employment Services program. “The ROE program demonstrates the embodiment of person-centered and customized employment principles…” stated the survey report compiled by CARF.

This accreditation outcome, which represents the highest level of accreditation, is awarded to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. In addition, Goodwill was commended for its efforts to identify and address the social service needs of the area it serves and efficiently and effectively uses revenue generated by its retail stores to enhance those efforts to meet the needs of the community. An organization receiving a three-year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. Further, an organization accredited for three years clearly indicates that present conditions represent an established pattern of total operations that is likely to be maintained or improved in the foreseeable future.

The latest action marks the eighth consecutive three-year Accreditation outcomes awarded to Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. by CARF, an international accrediting body.

UNL Students Donate to Goodwill®

UNL Students Donate to Goodwill® - Nearly 20,000 Pounds of Materials Diverted from Local Lincoln Landfill

For the last 10 years every Spring students who are preparing to move out of the resident halls at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have been given the option to leave behind items they do not wish to move back home by leaving them in carts set up throughout UNL’s resident halls. The carts, marked as donations for Goodwill, remain at the resident halls for 2 weeks at the end of the Spring semester. This May, hundreds of students donated nearly 20,000 pounds of clothing, housewares and small furniture items to Goodwill.

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. would like to thank the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, for offering their students an ecological outlet for disposing of their unwanted items and for supporting Goodwill’s mission of willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Because of UNL’s support over the last decade, tens of thousands of pounds of materials have been diverted from the Lincoln landfill.

“Goodwill’s relationship with UNL has been so important to us, not only because of all the items we collectively are able to keep from the landfill, but because the revenue made from donations Goodwill is able to sell help support our organization and allow us to serve individuals in Lincoln who struggle to find employment” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. “We look forward to continuing this relationship with UNL and serving the Lincoln community together.”

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 KFRX on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from one to three in the afternoon at the Vine Street Location, 4555 Vine Street, Lincoln, NE, 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, and YWCA Job Outfitters.Representatives from all of Goodwill’s partner agencies will be in attendance and give interviews on the radio.

The event will also include free popcorn, face painting for kids, and a drawing for 3 $25 gift cards to Goodwill. This weekend is the 10 for $10 Clothing Sale at all Lincoln and York Goodwill locations as well!  

“We are excited to share this opportunity with our customers and the public,” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill. “This will be a fun activity for the family and a great chance to hear from other non-profits about the awesome work they do because of funding from Goodwill.”

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