Goodwill Announces Tenth Annual Neighborhood Challenge Winners

By Alana Sesow

Goodwill celebrated another garage sale season by hosting its 10th annual Neighborhood Challenge. With 12 participating associations, Goodwill collected a total of 19,370 pounds of donations!

Goodwill’s Neighborhood Challenge gives Lincoln associations the opportunity to donate their gently used items after garage sales or clean-up events. The top three associations win a cash prize to help fund a neighborhood-improvement project of their choice.

The Highlands Neighborhood Association took first place with 3,842 pounds, followed closely by the Wilderness Hills Homeowners Association and the Wellington Greens Homes Association with 3,159 and 2,215 pounds, respectively.

Goodwill would like to thank all participating associations for generously supporting their mission: “Willing workers employed and community resources maximized.” For 90 years, Lincoln Goodwill has used the sale of donated goods to help local job seekers overcome obstacles, find work and gain financial independence. By funding a variety of employment services and programs in the community, Goodwill served over 3,500 individuals in Southeast Nebraska in 2021. Goodwill also recycles many donations that cannot be sold, diverting over two million pounds of materials from the local landfill per year.

To host a Goodwill donation drive or learn more about the next Neighborhood Challenge, call 402-742-8456 or email donate@lincolngoodwill.org. Goodwill’s 11th annual Neighborhood Challenge registration will open in February 2023.

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