Goodwill & Hotel Transylvania 2


Be Your Own Monster, Shop Goodwill to Help Neighbors Earn Employment

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the release of the animated film, “Hotel Transylvania 2,” to encourage people across the United States and Canada to do their Halloween shopping at one of Goodwill’s more than 3,000 stores throughout North America, including one of 7 stores in southeast Nebraska or online at®. Goodwill and Sony Pictures unite with the message “Be Your Own Monster,” urging consumers in southeast Nebraska to make Goodwill their Halloween Headquarters for creating unique, affordable costumes —- even costumes based on one of the movie’s characters, such as Dracula, Mavis or Frank. When costume seekers shop at Goodwill, they help people in southeast Nebraska get job training, earn jobs and access other community-based services. Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 2” is in theaters now.

“The Goodwill partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the release of ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ is innovative, and an amazing opportunity to use the characters from the film to help consumers in southeast Nebraska know that Goodwill is the place to go to build unique and one-of-a-kind costumes,” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill. “When people shop at Goodwill, they are supporting Goodwill’s mission of putting people back to work. Last year, more than 2,400 people were served by Goodwill in southeast Nebraska.”

George Leon, executive vice president, Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing, added, “By partnering with Goodwill as a key Halloween destination for ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’, we’re going to see families and kids expressing their natural creativity as they bring their favorite characters to life for trick-or-treating. Not only will they be creating the kind of memories that money can’t buy, they’ll also be doing good in their own communities by funding Goodwill’s mission.”

About Hotel Transylvania 2

In Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvania 2” from Sony Pictures Animation, Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure!  Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!  The film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, written by Robert Smigel & Adam Sandler, and produced by Michelle Murdocca.

Make Back-To-School Season Donation Time With Goodwill®


For school supplies and clothes, it’s out with the old, in with the new

As families gear up for the new school year, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. is urging shoppers in Lincoln to think about incorporating a donation strategy into their back-to-school shopping plans. By donating used household goods, clothing and school supplies from last year, families can make room for the new, and help put people in our community back to work at the same time.

“Take a holistic approach to your back-to-school shopping this year by donating your items and also getting some new things for you and your family at Goodwill” said Amanda Hamilton, Communications Director for Goodwill. “For busy families this back-to-school season, Goodwill is a one-stop shop that saves you money and benefits the community.”

Families can rummage through their closets and dressers for all the clothes, shoes and accessories their kids have outgrown, round up these items and donate them to Goodwill. After donating, don’t forget to take a walk through the store for affordable new finds! Whether it’s picking up furnishings for their college dorm or a backpack for the first day of kindergarten, you’ll find it at Goodwill. Not only will you send your kids back to school in style, you’ll do so while slashing your seasonal shopping budget in half.

With the simple act of donating (and clearing out the clutter that seems to be continuously growing in our homes), you’ll help create jobs in your community. The sales from your donations will help fund employment placement, job training, and services to individuals with barriers to employment. You’ll be joining more than 90 million donors across the country who contributed to Goodwill, making lives better for millions of individuals and families.

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