Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. will continue to provide funding for 2015 to agencies for existing employment services and readiness programs in the Lincoln community. A donation to Goodwill is tax deductable and will not only support Goodwill’s employment programs, but several other programs that complement Goodwill programs throughout the city.

“Goodwill recognizes that services provided by peer agencies prepare people served by Goodwill to better succeed in Goodwill’s employment programs” said Joanne Pickrel, CEO for Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. “Great community support from Goodwill donors and shoppers makes this possible,” Pickrel concluded.

Goodwill continuously strives to expand its services to meet the needs of those who face barriers to employment. “Duplicate programming can become an issue and make it more difficult for individuals to navigate through services available to them,” explains Sarah Murtagh Goodwill’s Director of Employment services. “By supporting agencies already providing services that align with Goodwill’s mission we do a better job for the people we mutually serve” said Murtagh. Beginning in 2012, Lincoln Literacy and Community Justice Center were offered funding by Goodwill. Since then, this support has been expanded to include Lincoln Literacy, Community Justice Center, YWCA Job Outfitters program, and Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For more information about services provided by Goodwill and these other agencies, visit

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