Goodwill® Announces Dates for Second Annual Neighborhood Challenge
Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has announced intentions for second annual Neighborhood Challenge. This year the event has been extended and will take place between May 1st and September 20th, 2014.
The Neighborhood Challenge is a friendly competition to promote community involvement among the neighborhood associations and organizations of Lincoln. Last year the winning neighborhoods each expressed how they planned to strengthen their community with the prize money which included the revitalization of Sunburst Park, located in the 40th and A area, a new walking path and updated playground equipment at Eastridge Elementary School, and a community event to celebrate the history and diversity of the NW 48th Street neighborhoods. “This event helped bring our neighborhood together and revitalize our association. Winning third place was an unexpected, pleasant surprise!” said Dayna Krannawitter of the Arnold Heights/Arnold School-Neighborhood Advisory Committee.
“We are very excited to kick off this event again and to work with neighborhoods in ways that connect neighborhood members to each other and to Goodwill.” said Amanda Herndon, Communications Director for Goodwill. “The Neighborhood Challenge not only promotes and furthers our mission of serving those who struggle to find work, but also give the neighborhood communities a chance to strengthen their own neighborhoods.”
Donations to Goodwill fund employment programs for individuals who face barriers to employment as well as help fund other organizations’ employment programs, including Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lincoln Literacy, Community Justice Center, The Arc of Lincoln, and YWCA Job Outfitters. For more information about Goodwill’s Neighborhood Challenge, visit www.lincolngoodwill.org.