Goodwill® Responds to COVID-19 Community Recommendations

Goodwill® Responds to COVID-19 Community Recommendations

LINCOLN – In following the recommendations provided by our state and local governments, Goodwill continues to accept donations and is making the following changes to store hours:

  • The Apples Way, Vine Street, and 17th and Sumner locations are open Monday-Saturday from 11AM – 7PM and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM. Donations are accepted during those hours.
  • The York location is open Monday-Saturday 11AM – 5PM and closed on Sunday.
  • The North 27th Street, Downtown are closed for maintenance and renovations until further notice. Donations can be dropped off from 11AM – 7PM at the 27th Street location and 11AM – 5PM at the Downtown location.
  • Job Connection is closed for maintenance and renovations until further notice. For job search assistance, call 402-447-0437 or visit lincolngoodwill.org for online learning.

Goodwill would like to reassure you that the health and well-being of the community are top priorities for us. As a mission-based nonprofit organization, Goodwill cares deeply for the program participants we serve and the many donors, shoppers, volunteers and team members that allow us to help others in our communities every day.

All retail location and donation site updates, changes to the sales calendar and programs, and other information can be found at www.lincolngoodwill.org.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is “willing workers employed and community resources maximized.” Programming supports individuals with barriers to employment by providing services that equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, working to lower unemployment rates and lessen 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, volunteering 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:

Anne-Marie Maher

Communications Coordinator

annie@lincolngoodwill.org

402-438-2022

Lincoln Goodwill Hosts 8th Annual Neighborhood Challenge

LINCOLN – Holding a garage sale requires gathering an assortment of unused items, pricing them, placing them, and bargaining 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?” The idea of re-cluttering the home after decluttering is unthinkable, but so is putting the items in the landfill. That’s where Goodwill can help. Donate leftover garage sale items to a centralized location in your neighborhood and have the chance to win a cash prize to strengthen your neighborhood.

Neighborhood associations across Lincoln compete in the Neighborhood Challenge by holding a neighborhood pick up after their garage sales. Participation is simple. Coordinate a date, time, and location with Goodwill and they will be there with a truck ready to load items. The top three neighborhoods that collect more than 2,000 pounds receive a cash prize to strengthen their neighborhood.

For eight years the Neighborhood Challenge has allowed neighborhood associations to complete community projects ranging from landscape improvement to neighborhood events. Thus far, Goodwill has worked with 20 neighborhood organizations across Lincoln, awarded $8,000 towards community improvement projects, and diverted 136,590 pounds of materials from the local landfill through this event.

Reserve a spot for your neighborhood by calling (402) 742-8456 or sending an email to donate@lincolngoodwill.org with the date you want to hold your pick up. Be sure to register early as only two pick ups can be held per day and summer spots fill quickly!

If you are holding a garage sale, but aren’t participating in the Neighborhood Challenge, schedule a free home pick up at https://lincolngoodwill.org/donate/schedule-donation-pickup/, or call (402) 438-2022.

Goodwill® Reopens 17th and Sumner Store as Neighborhood Retail Location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2020

Goodwill® Reopens 17th and Sumner Store as Neighborhood Retail Location

LINCOLN – Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. recently transitioned the Computer and Electronics Store at 17th and Sumner Streets into a traditional neighborhood retail location.

“Thank you for supporting our Computer and Electronics store since 2011. We believe the transition to a traditional retail location will provide more funding to Goodwill’s mission of providing employment programming to the Lincoln community,” said Anne-Marie Maher, Communications Coordinator for Goodwill.

Customers can now shop the store to find a variety of unique clothing items and home goods. The location offers monthly sale rotations, including 10 for $10 and $0.99 Clothing Sales. Electronic items can still be found at the Vine Street, Apples Way and 17th and Sumner locations in specific sections, with the largest selection at Vine Street. Electronic donations are accepted year round at any Goodwill location in Lincoln or York.

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. is currently looking for individuals to fill additional retail and management positions. Those interested in applying should visit lincolngoodwill.org or Goodwill’s Job Connection located at 1731 O Street to learn more.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is “willing workers employed and community resources maximized.” Programming supports individuals with barriers to employment by providing services that equip them with the tools needed in order to obtain employment, working to lower unemployment rates and lessen 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, volunteering 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:

Anne-Marie Maher

Communications Coordinator

annie@lincolngoodwill.org

402-438-2022