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
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402-438-2022

Goodwill Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

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July 25, 2018


Goodwill Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Lincoln, NE — 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. “This program demonstrates a strong commitment to serving its participants as well as the community as a whole.” 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 applauded for its Job Connection program providing inclusive access to computer labs with employment assistance such as resume writing and computer access. This program is a valuable asset to the community at large. 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 ninth consecutive three-year Accreditation outcomes awarded to Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. by CARF, an international accrediting body. 

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. is a not-for-profit with a mission of willing workers employed and community resources maximized. Goodwill serves the Lincoln community through programs that train individuals with barriers to employment and help them find paying work. Additionally, Goodwill contributes to ecological balance through massive recycling efforts of unsaleable 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-deductble financial donations. Revenue for Goodwill comes from a variety of sources. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides. Learn more at www.lincolngoodwill.org. 
About CARF
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body promoting quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.  Since 1966, CARF has established consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.


Molly Deaver
Communications Coordinator
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(402) 438-2022 ext. 118
www.lincolngoodwill.org
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