“Willing workers employed and community resources maximized.”
Goodwill in Lincoln was founded in 1932 by Miss Eleanor T. Miller who traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to study the Morgan Memorial Goodwill, founded by Edgar J. Helms in 1902. With Helms as the driving force, the Goodwill concept spread across the United States. He conceived the idea of collecting unwanted household goods and employing men who were impoverished to repair and refurbish them. Income from the resold goods paid the workers’ wages. The system worked and the Goodwill method of self-help was born.
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